Profession rubber products machine operator

Rubber products machine operators operate and monitor machines which knead and blend rubber and rubber compounds, and produce various components and products from natural and synthetic rubber, such as moulded footwear, domestic articles, insulating materials, industrial accessories, or tyres.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

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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.


  • Troubleshoot

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

  • Adjust the rubber machines

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

  • 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.

  • Select material to process

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

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

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

  • Avoid contamination

    Avoid the mixing or contamination of materials.

  • 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.

  • Measure materials

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

  • Work safely with machines

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

  • Monitor rubber processing conditions

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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