Latex Foam Cushion Making Operator

The tasks a Latex Foam Cushion Maker is expected to perform include:

Moulding foam rubber products such as cushions, mattresses from latex by reducing its ammonia content, mixing and stirring it with chemicals and pouring and settling mixture in required mould in vulcanizing tank

Pumping latex into tank of machine

Turning valve to heat steam jacket of tank to specified temperature and observing gauge

Proficiency in setting timer and starting machine agitators that induce evaporation of ammonia

Adept at turning valves to regulate flow of treated latex and air into frothing tank to mix air with latex

Well-versed with determining density of latex mixture by weighing out specified quantity of mixed latex from frothing tank into holding tanks

Knowledge of weighing and pouring specified amount of latex and chemicals in mixing machine and starting machine that mixes ingredients

Adept at placing mould under discharge spout of mixing machine and filling mould with mixture

Well-versed with curing filled moulds by hydraulic press to form products

Proficiency in removing product from mould, squeezing out water by rolling process and finally drying it on spreading machine or drying chamber

Knowledge of mixing ground rubber particles with latex, using mixing machine and filling moulds with mixture

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 per cent 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 Latex Foam Cushion Maker.

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