Rubber Hose Making Operator

The tasks a Hose Maker (Rubber Goods) is expected to perform include:

Making rubber hoses by wrapping plies (layers) of rubberized fabric and gum rubber stock on rubber tubes by means of wrapping machine and vulcanizing pan

Placing mandrel and pre-cut rubber tubing on workbench

Swabbing mandrel with soap stone solution and pushing it into rubber tubing

Adjusting guides on machine to accommodate ply stock of specified width

Proficiency in positioning mandrel on machine rollers and swabbing rubber tubing on mandrel with rubber cement to provide adhesive surface

Adept at positioning pre-cut ply stock between guides and depressing pedal to wind and roll ply stock around rubber tubing

Well-versed with cementing band on hose in specified location

Knowledge of examining hose for wrinkles and loose plies, smoothening wrinkles and pressing plies together, using fingers and roller

Well-versed with measuring dimensions of hose with rule, callipers, and gauges, and cutting off excess rubber with knife

Adept at trimming and cementing tubing to seal raw ends of ply stock

Proficiency in wrapping fabric around hose to prepare hose for curing

Knowledge of winding wire between plies for reinforcement of hose

Knowledge of clamping or cementing metal fittings to ends of hose using rubber cement and hand tools

Knowledge of winding rope around hose, on corrugated mandrel to hold hose against contours of mandrel during cure

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

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 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), 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 6,500 to INR 7,500 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 7,500 to INR 9,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Rubber Sector in India

There are about 6,000 unit 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 Hose Maker (Rubber Goods).

Rubber goods manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India