Smokehouse Man

Rubber Sheet Maker

The tasks a Sheet Maker, Rubber, Smokehouse Man is expected to perform include:

Preparing rubber sheets from tapped rubber milk and smoking them to required colour and transparency

Collecting rolled rubber sheets, and spreading them evenly on racks in smokehouse

Removing the rolled sheets after smoking for specified period till sheets have acquired correct colour and transparency

Proficiency in collecting and progressively sieving tapped rubber milk, using different sieves

Adept at coagulating tapped rubber milk using acids

Well-versed with washing processed rubber milk with water and letting it drip dry in air

Knowledge of rolling processed rubber into sheets using mechanical or manually operated rollers

Adept at treating rolled sheets with hot smoke over prescribed temperature in closed smokehouse

Well-versed with changing position of sheets from place to place in the smokehouse

Proficiency in ensuring that rolled sheets acquire correct colour and transparency

Will be updated

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), Blind (B), Low Vision (LV) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to rubber compounding additives, heat, acids, latex, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, burns, respiratory problems, dermatological problems, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 years of experience - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years of experience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 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 Sheet Maker, Rubber, Smokehouse Man.

Rubber sheet manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India