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Rubber Process Operatives

Rubber process operatives attend and operate masticating, calendering, mixing, forming, shaping, moulding, extruding, cutting, trimming and winding machines to make and repair rubber products.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 18,876
£ 29,326
£ 46,670

Available jobs

In the past year there were 3,218 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Locates defects and repairs worn and faulty sheathing, belting and rubber and pneumatic tyres.

  • Trims, sandblasts, or manipulates rubber article against abrasive wheel to finish product.

  • Prepares surfaces and coats or lines metal or other products with rubber.

  • Operates winding machinery to form endless belts and builds up rubberised material to form industrial belting and pneumatic tyres.

  • Regulates speed, temperature and pressure of masticating, mixing, extruding and vacuum moulding machinery.

  • Ascertains ingredients and mixing requirements, feeds machine or regulates flow from feed conveyors and hoppers.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Warehousing

  • Machinery

  • Housekeeping

  • Sales Principles

  • New Product Development

  • Accounting

  • Finance

  • Injection Molding

  • Moulding

  • Technical Drawing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Teaching

  • Time Management

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • Sales

  • English Language

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.