Profession rubber dipping machine operator

Rubber dipping machine operators dip forms into liquid latex to manufacture rubber products such as balloons, finger cots or prophylactics. They mix the latex and pour it into the machine. Rubber dipping machine operators take a sample of latex goods after final dip and weigh it. They add ammonia or more latex to machine if the product does not meet requirements.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Dipping tank types

    The various types of tanks used for coating and dipping processes, such as hydro dipping tank, paint dip tank, and others.

  • Personal protective equipment

    Types of protective materials and equipment foreseen for various types of tasks such as general or specialised cleaning activities.

  • Dip tank parts

    The set-up and different parts of a dip-coating machine, or dip tank, such as the tank made from noncombustible material, drain board, steel supports, rack and pinion, cylinder lifting, and lifting yoke.

Skills

  • Analyse latex samples

    Analyse the already weighted samples of latex in order to check if the specified parameters, such as density, are according to the formula.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Tip latex within industrial processes

    Tip the liquid latex from drums to cans and to the machine holding tanks.

  • Tend dip tank

    Tend a manufacturing machine designed to coat workpiece surfaces by applying dip-coating machine processes, monitor and operate it according to regulations.

  • Collect samples for analysis

    Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

  • Dump contents into vat

    Dump the content into vat filled with water in order to avoid explosion when the heat accumulation is too high.

  • Mix chemicals

    Mix chemical substances safely according to recipe, using the proper dosages.

  • Mix ingredients with latex

    Mix the specified compounds together with latex by using the agitators.

  • Process latex mixtures

    Process latex mixtures using control panels in order to obtain rubber products such as foam rubber sheets, balloons or finger cots.

  • Fill the vat with specific ingredients

    Fill the vat with the necessary ingredients for acid neutralisation starting with warm water and steam of air and finishing with soda ash.

  • Weigh materials

    Weigh materials and products, record weight and other relevant data on tags or labels.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

    Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.

Optional knowledge and skills

electrical equipment regulations manipulate rubber test alkalinity maintain equipment analytical chemistry perform loading and unloading operations monitor environmental parameters tend discharge conveyor measure materials manage waste batch tank types clean equipment adjust oven temperature inspect quality of products write batch record documentation measure chemical substance viscosity operate pneumatic conveyor chutes mechanics