Kneader Operator


Minimum 10th

Certified training for Kneader Operator (programme aligned to RSC/Q 0103 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 Kneader Operator is expected to perform include:

Mixing the raw materials in the kneader

Feeding the rubber into the machine to prepare the rubber compound

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

Knowledge of the tolerance levels for various parameters (temperature, pressure and weight)

Familiar with 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

Knowledge of the units of measurement

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 the kneading machine & its operation, including operation of console in case of PLC control

Knowledge of the tolerance levels for various parameters and their effect on a mixed batch

Familiar with the implications of overheating during mixing and adopting measures like increasing water flow, adjusting nip gap, increasing the number of cuts, etc.

Well-versed with the usage of tools like mixing knife and their maintenance procedures

Knowledge of proper compound mixing & ingredient dispersion

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

Knowledge in the increase of process temperature on the stability of compounding ingredients

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

Training in the operation of machinery

Ability to work independently

Diligent and hardworking

Willingness to work in a factory environment

Result oriented

Positive attitude

Good mathematical skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

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?
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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, radioactive, etc.

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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

Rubber testing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

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Rubber Training Institute

Indian Rubber Institute


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