Calender Machine Operator, Rubber

The tasks a Calender Machine Operator, Rubber is expected to perform include:

Operating the calendering machine for converting rubber into rubber sheets by the rolling process

Adjusting the steam valves to regulate the heat of machine rollers, judging heat by touch and by observing the reaction of the rubber

Setting the thickness gauge by turning the hand-wheels

Feeding the chunks of rubber

Testing the thickness of the product with a gauge

Supervising the Helpers who load and unload material from the machine

Proficient in operating the calendering machine

Ability to supervise the Helpers who load and unload the materials

Well-versed with the parameters of testing the thickness of the product

Ability to attend to running repairs

Knowledge of the duties of Calenderer, Rubberised Fabric

Eye for detail

Positive attitude

Good team player

Keen learner

Result oriented

Willing to work in a factory environment

Good communication skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Needs to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are 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?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to heavy equipment, fire, etc.

Occupational hazards include musculoskeletal problems, the repetitious motion of arms, workplace injuries, hypertension, etc.

For fresher - INR 7,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 2 years of experience and above - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 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

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Rubber Training Institute

Indian Rubber Institute


IL&FS Skills



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