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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- 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.
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.