Profession rubber products machine operator

Rubber products machine operators operate machines which knead, blend, calender, mould, extrude and cure rubber products from natural and synthetic rubber. They measure the ingredients for mixing and load them into the machine. Rubber products machine operators monitor and control the tempature, pressure and speed during production.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Measure materials

    Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.

  • Fill the rubber processing machine

    Load the processing machine with the correct raw or semi-processed materials such as rubber, pigment or other chemicals according to the formula specification.

  • Adjust the rubber machines

    Set up the rubber machines as required by specifications, regulating their speed, pressure and temperature.

  • Monitor rubber processing conditions

    Oversee the production parameters and conditions, making sure the rubber products quality is as expected.

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

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

  • Select material to process

    Perform the selection of the proper materials to be processed, ensuring they are according to specifications.

  • Avoid contamination

    Avoid the mixing or contamination of materials.

Optional knowledge and skills

report test findings segregate raw materials program a cnc controller inspect quality of products monitor stock level read standard blueprints perform product testing operate machines for the rubber extrusion process work safely with chemicals perform laboratory tests monitor storage space record production data for quality control operate rubber mixing machine work ergonomically ensure compliance with environmental legislation wear appropriate protective gear quality and cycle time optimisation ensure stock storage safety perform machine maintenance prepare rubber sheets manage delivery of raw materials record test data report defective manufacturing materials add colour clean mixer monitor automated machines