Tube Extruder Operator

Minimum Class X

Certified training for Feed Extruder Operator (programme aligned to RSC/Q0625 released by Rubber Industry Skill Development Council)

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

The tasks of a Tube Extruder Operator is expected to perform include:

Feeding the rubber compound to the extruder

Performing the extrusion operation using the extruder

Knowledge of extrusion machine and its operation (equipment working, possible setting levels, typical process followed for different batches)

Knowledge of the emergency stops procedures for the extruding machine

Knowledge of cleanliness and safety requirements for commencing an extruding batch operation

Knowledge of the detrimental effect of inhalation of fumes and particulate containing carbon black (CB), silica & rubber chemicals, of continuous direct exposure and contact of the extradite to the skin, exposure of the eye to harmful fumes, etc.

Knowledge of implications of delays in preparation process

Familiar with type of defects leading to rejections

Familiar with potential problems in preparation process

Knowledge of appropriate solutions to the problems encountered

Knowledge of units of measurement

Ability to respond to emergencies such as power failures, fire and system failures, etc.

Well-versed with usage of different types of fire extinguishers

Knowledge of abnormalities and how to respond in case of abnormalities in equipment performance

Well-versed with implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations

Knowledge of effect of improper extrusion and braiding on properties of product

Training on operation of machinery

Rubber Training Institute

Indian Rubber Institute


IL&FS Skills



Tek India Pvt. Ltd.

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle team

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
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?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

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

Health risks include exposure to chemical reactions like corrosive, irritating, suffocating, allergic, radioactive, 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 6,000 units comprising 30 large scale, 300 medium scale and around 5600 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 icludes 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 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 like Tube Extruder Operator in the rubber sector.

Rubber manufacturing companies across India

Rubber tube manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India