Rubber Mixing Mill Operator

Minimum 12th

Minimum 1-5 years of experience

The tasks a Masticator, Rubber is expected to perform include:

Tending and operating the plasticator machine that mangles and kneads chunks of raw rubber between two mill rollers to prepare raw rubber for further processing

Regulating the heat of machine rollers with the help of steam and water valves

Removing sheet rubber adhering to the heated roll by cutting across it with a knife and catching the sheet as the roll turns

Knowledge of operating the plasticator machine

Proficient in weighing the specified amount of raw rubber chunks and dumping them into the hopper of the machine

Adept in judging the machine roller heat by touch and regulating the heat with the help of steam and water valves

Well-versed in adjusting the roll clearance for desired thickness of stock

Proficient in feeding stock through the rollers to squeeze and knead material

Adept in pulling out warm stock in chunks at the expiration of the prescribed time or when the visual examination shows the material is satisfactorily milled

Knowledge of adjusting the tension of the scraper blade to peel rubber from the roller

Well-versed in dipping rubber slabs in a soap stone bath and hanging them for drying

Knowledge of oiling and cleaning the machine

Ability to keep the work surroundings neat and tidy

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Manual dexterity

Knowledge of operating an automatic feed delivery system

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Problem solving skills

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to rubber compounding additives, heat, working with knife/blade, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injuries, burns, respiratory problems, dermatologic problems, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years of experience INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Rubber Industry in India

There are about 6,000 units comprising 30 large scale, 300 medium scale and around 5600 small scale and tiny sector units. Such units manufacture more than 35,000 rubber products, employing 400 hundred thousand people, which involve 22,000 technically qualified support personnel, contributing 40 billion to the National Exchequer through taxes, duties and other levies. The Indian rubber Industry plays a vital role in the Indian national economy as the rubber plantation sector in India produces over 630 hundred thousand tonnes of natural rubber and there is a projected production of more than one million tonnes in the near future.

The Indian rubber industry comprises about 500 large and medium scale units and nearly 5,500 small and tiny units and is highly labour-intensive with 500,000 people directly employed in the industry. The Indian rubber industry consists of around 5,500 units and is dotted with the presence of several small and tiny units. The tyre industry constitutes around 60 per cent of the Indian rubber industry turnover.

With an estimated production of 125 million tyres during FY 2013, the size of the Indian tyre industry is estimated to be 285-290 billion. The auto industry consists of around 39 companies, spread throughout the country, with many being rather small. Tyre companies directly employ over 0.13 million persons of varying skill levels. The tyre industry consumes around 63% of the total Natural Rubber (NR) produced in the country. Since production of NR involves over 1 million growers (farmers), the tyre industry provides gainful employment to nearly 0.5 million growers of NR, a majority of them in the small grower category. This means that there would be an increase in employment opportunities for people in the rubber sector.

Rubber manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India