Strainer Man

Straining Operator

The tasks a Straining Operator (Rubber Reclaim) is expected to perform include:

Screening the metal particles and other foreign objects from processed rubber reclaim, using strainer

Feeding the scrap rubber into hopper of strainer

Regulating the speed of the machine and conveyors to prevent jamming of stock

Checking the machine temperature and ensuring that machine is not over heated

Discharging the strained scrap rubber to conveyors to transfer to refining mills or to hand trucks for transfer to storage

Proficient in operating machine that forces rubber through strainer screen

Knowledge of opening chute on feed conveyors or shovels

Adept in regulating speed of machine and conveyors to prevent jamming of stock

Well-versed in judging strainer heat and prevent over heating by opening water valves

Proficient in observing colour and appearance and feels strained rubber to insure that foreign material is removed

Knowledge of replacing clogged and worn strainer screens

Adept in using hand tools

Proficient in filling containers with screened rubber to specified weight and keep record of production

Knowledge of operating magnetic device to facilitate removal of metal from rubber

Ability to fill containers with screened rubber to specified weight and keep record of production

Ability to focus for long hours

Good hand eye co-ordination

Diligent and hardworking

Problem solving attitude

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Manual dexterity

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 have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to rubber compounding additives, heat, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, 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 Rubber Sector in India

There are about 6000 units comprising 30 large scale, 300 medium scale and around 5600 small scale and tiny sector units. Such units are manufacturing more than 35000 rubber products, employing 400 hundred thousand people, which involves 22000 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 near future.

Indian Rubber Industry is expected to grow at over 8% per annum in this decade and the industry is envisaged to grow at the rate of 8% per annum and the per capita consumption of rubber is at 0.8 kg against 14 kg. There exists a huge scope for expansion and development and exports in coming years.

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. Tyre industry constitutes around 60 per cent of Indian rubber industry turnover.

With an estimated production of 125 million tyres during FY2013, the size of the Indian tyre industry is estimated at 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. 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), 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 the employment opportunities for people in the rubber sector.

Rubber manufacturing companies across India

Rubber products recycling plant across India

Towns and cities across India