Rubber processing machine operators and related workers (NOC 9423)

Occupation targeted by the Workplace Apprenticeship Program

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Nature of work

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.

Fields of interest

  • Making or building things, constructing, doing repairs, and performing installations
  • Working with your hands

Main duties

  • Rubber processing machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - 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.
  • Assemblers, rubber products perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - 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 perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - 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.

Main characteristics of the occupation

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.

Skill type

  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

Skill level

  • Intermediate

More information

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

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