Tyre and Tube Building

Sealing and Valve Fitter

The tasks a Sealing and Valve Fitting Operator, Tube and Tyre Building is expected to perform include:

Punching holes in inner tubes for valve stems by machine

Inserting valve stem from inside of tube into hole

Cutting tube to specified length and sealing cut edges in press

Removing tube for curing

Proficiency in pressing pedal to force punch through tube

Adept at inserting valve stem from inside of tube into hole

Well-versed with in-slipping washer over outer end of valve stem and turning locknut on stem with wrenches

Knowledge of assembling oval shaped rubber and rubberized pieces to build up pad placed over section of inner tube where valve stem is placed

Adept at cutting tube to specified length

Knowledge of various plant specifications

Proficiency in preparing bevel edges at each end for splicing in power-driven rotary knife that automatically cuts bevel

Well-versed with brushing rubber cement or acid on each end of tube (inside skived edge has been turned back over tube to expose splice)

Adept at joining stock together to form tube by lapping and bonding edges with hand roller or press

Will be updated

Team worker

Ability to focus for long hours

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Diligent and hardworking

Problem-solving skills

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

Manual dexterity

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

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 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), Both Leg (BL) 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 8,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per day

For candidates with over 2 years of experience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per day

(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 Sealing and Valve Fitting Operator, Tube and Tyre Building.

Tyre manufacturing companies across India

Tyre repair shops across India

Towns and cities across India