9423 Rubber processing machine operators and related workers

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Lead statement

Workers in this unit group operate rubber processing machinery and assemble and inspect rubber products. They are employed by tire manufacturers and other rubber products manufacturing companies.

Example Titles

  • banbury operator – rubber products manufacturing
  • blow-out and test operator – rubber products
  • calender machine operator – rubber products manufacturing
  • cure operator – rubber products manufacturing
  • extruder operator – rubber products manufacturing
  • moulding press tender – rubber products manufacturing
  • refiner mill tender – rubber products manufacturing
  • rubber belt builder
  • rubber hose builder
  • rubber processing machine operator
  • rubber products assembler
  • rubber products manufacturing inspector
  • scrap rubber grinder – recycling
  • tire builder
  • tire inspector

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Rubber processing machine operators

  • Set up, operate and tend machinery used for mixing, calendering, extruding, moulding and curing rubber materials or rubber products
  • Load or feed rubber, pigments, filler, oil and chemicals into machines
  • Check and monitor processing conditions and product quality
  • Adjust machines to proper setting as required
  • Train or assist in training new workers.

Rubber products assemblers

  • Lay out and prepare rubber materials for assembly
  • Operate machines or equipment or use hand tools to cut, shape, splice, fit and cement rubber materials to form rubber parts or finished rubber products
  • Operate finishing machines or equipment to trim, grind, or buff rubber products into final form
  • Train or assist in training new workers.

Rubber products inspectors

  • Inspect finished rubber products for defects and conformance to specifications and quality standards, visually or using instruments
  • Affix seals or tags to approved products and mark and reroute defective products for repair or recycle
  • Fill out product inspection report
  • May make minor adjustments or repairs to products.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Experience as a labourer in the same company may be required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.

Additional information

  • Mobility among the various labourers in this unit group is possible.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Exclusions