Injection Moulding Operator

Minimum 10th

Certified training for Injection Moulding Operator (programme aligned to RSC/Q 0207released by Rubber Skill Development Council)

Worked as a semi-skilled helper for 3-6 months in the same role

The tasks an Injection Moulding Machine Operator (Plastic) is expected to perform include:

Feeding the rubber compound/strip into the injection moulding machine for making rubber parts

Knowledge of the injection moulding machine and its operation, including the typical process followed for different batches

Familiar with the possible causes of common moulding problems & their remedies

Knowledge of the health hazards of the process and compounding ingredients

Familiar with different heating systems like steam/electrical/thermic fluid including the correlation of steam pressure and temperature

Well-versed with the influence of parameters (e.g. time, temperature, pressure) on the injection moulding operation

Knowledge of the operation of the moulding machine (equipment working, possible setting levels, typical process followed for different batches)

Well-versed with the different types of Injection moulding machines, distributions systems and moulds

Ability to response to emergencies e.g. power failures, fire and system failures and manual intervention to avoid disaster

Familiar with the usage of weighing scale, time, temperature & pressure measurement

Well-versed with the process and importance of quality checks, including visual, hardness and dimension checks

Knowledge of the various documents that need to be maintained

Knowledge of the procedures for recording damage, breakages etc

Familiar with the importance of maintaining accurate up-to-date records

Training in the operation of machinery

Diligent and hardworking

Ability 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

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from nursery to nursery

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 disorders, 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


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