Rubber Fabric Cutting Machine Operator

Rubber Fabric Cutter

The tasks a Rubber Fabric-Cutting Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Cutting strips of rubberized fabric on bias for use in building up plies of pneumatic tyres to give added strength and flexibility to tyres

Lifting roll of canvas lined, rubberized fabric on rack of machine

Passing end of fabric over guide rolls and on cutting table

Measuring with rule and setting cutter at desired points

Checking fabric pieces periodically to determine conformity to specifications

Making necessary adjustments to machine

Proficiency in adjusting tension of fabric over guide rolls

Knowledge of sharpening circular knife using abrasive stone

Well-versed with starting machine, adjusting speed of feed and cutting action, and removing and counting strips

Knowledge of oiling machine and bearings

Proficiency in passing end of fabric over guide rolls and on cutting table

Well-versed with using measuring tools like rule, tri-square, etc.

Knowledge of operating slitting machine

Team worker

Ability to focus for long hours

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Diligent and hardworking


Dexterity of hands

Problem-solving skills

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) 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 15,000 to INR 17,000 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 involves 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 Rubber Fabric-Cutting Machine Operator.

Tyre manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India