Rubber Moulding Machine Operator

Rubber Tube Moulder

Minimum ITI graduate degree/Diploma

Preferably minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience

The tasks a Moulder, Rubber Tube is expected to perform include:

Inflating joined raw inner tube with air, fitting it in press mould and heating tube and mould to required temperature by means of steam for vulcanization

Selecting suitable shaping rim to correspond to mould in press

Setting built tube in rim with its valve stem fitted in slot of rim

Proficiency in inflating tube with air hose to bring it to its normal shape

Adept at capping valve stem to hold air in tube

Well-versed with removing tube from shaping rim, placing it inside mould

Well-versed with removing valve cap, connecting hand grip to valve stem, and injecting air in tube by pressing foot pedal to hold tube firmly inside mould

Knowledge of checking curing pot (oven) to ensure that covers and all connections are in place

Well-versed with operating hydraulic ram inside pot so that moulds containing inner tube are held firmly in place

Proficiency in starting clock to time period of vulcanizing and controlling temperature and flow of steam into pot

Adept at watching gauges and making necessary adjustments to ensure that correct vulcanizing conditions are maintained

Well-versed with pulling moulds when vulcanizing is complete

Adept at removing cured tubes from moulds and placing them on hook provided

Not applicable

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), 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, etc.

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

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR 12,500 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 Moulder, Rubber Tube.

Rubber tube manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India