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

Knowledge

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

Skills

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Avoid contamination

    Avoid the mixing or contamination of materials.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Measure materials

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

  • 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.

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

Optional knowledge and skills

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