Feed Extruder Operator

Feed Extruder

Minimum 10th

Certified training for Feed Extruder Operator (programme aligned to RSC/Q 0623 released by Rubber Skill Development Council)

In lieu of the minimum qualification, the employee should have worked as a semi-skilled helper for minimum 6 months in the same role

The tasks a Feed Extruder Operator is expected to perform include:

Feeding the rubber compound to the extruder

Performing the extrusion operation using the extruder

Familiar with different types of mixing mills & their operation, and the functioning of different components of the mill (equipment working, possible setting levels, friction ratio, typical process followed for different batches)

Knowledge of the possible causes of common mixing problems & their remedies

Familiar with the tolerance levels for various parameters (temperature, nip gap, rpm of the roll,

and weight)

Knowledge of the health hazards of the process and compounding ingredients

Familiar with the implications of delays in the preparation process

Familiar with the types of defects leading to rejections, indicators, reasons and possible solutions

Knowledge of cleanliness and safety requirements for commencing a mixing batch operation

Ability to respond to emergencies such as power failures, fire and system failures and manual intervention to avoid disaster

Familiar with the appropriate batch size with respect to appropriate machinery

Knowledge of simple mathematics for specific gravity and batch weight calculation

Knowledge of abnormalities and what response to make in case of abnormalities in equipment performance

Knowledge of proper compound mixing & ingredient dispersion

Familiar with the process and importance of quality checks, including visual inspection

Familiar with the types of defects leading to rejections, indicators, reasons and possible solutions

Knowledge of potential problems like mill bagging, sticking to rolls, compound shifting to fast roll in the mixing operation

Familiar with the effect of improper processing on the properties of rubber compounds & products

Training in the operation of machinery

Positive attitude

Ability to work independently


Willingness to work in a factory environment

Result oriented

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

Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. 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), One Arm (OA) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include allergic reactions like respiratory tract irritations, asthma, eye irritation, skin rash, etc.

Health risks include exposure to chemical reactions like corrosive, irritating, suffocating, allergic, etc.

For candidates with 2 - 3 years of experience - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Rubber Industry 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 involve 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.

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 testing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

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Rubber Training Institute

Indian Rubber Institute


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