Rubber Extruding Machine Operator

Extruder Operator

The tasks a Extruding Machine Operator (Rubber) is expected to perform include:

Operating a machine in which compounded rubber is extruded through heated die fixed to machine head to form continuous shaped strip

Selecting die and fitting it to machine

Turning steam valve to heat die to required temperature

Adjusting centering screws in case of tubes

Feeding rubber stock into machine by hand or conveyor

Adjusting controls to synchronize speed of conveyor belt with speed of extrusion of rubber

Knowledge of starting machine and adjusting machine for specified extrusion speed by means of gear lever

Well-versed with fixing proper-size dies to machine to get specified profile

Proficiency in getting uniform wall thickness

Knowledge of oiling machine and bearings

Proficiency in verifying dimensions of extruded rubber with gauge, callipers and rubber

Knowledge of removing excess, entangled, or completed filaments from machines

Will be updated

Team worker

Ability to focus for long hours

Good hand-eye co-ordination


Diligent and hardworking


Dexterity of hands

Willingness to work in factory environment

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

It needs one to be on their toes

Need to handle a team of helpers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are 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), Both Leg (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to rubber compounding additives, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, respiratory problems, dermatological problems, etc.

For freshers - INR 7,000 to INR 10,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Rubber Sector in India

There are about 6,000 units comprising 30 large scale, 300 medium scale and around 5,600 small scale and tiny sector units in the Rubber sector in India. Such units are manufacturing more than 35,000 rubber products, employing 4,00,000 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 6,30,000 tonnes of natural rubber and there is a projected production of more than one million tonnes in near future.

Tyre industry constitutes around 60% 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. As the industry grows, so will job opportunities for Extruding Machine Operator (Rubber).

Tyre manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India