Job type

Rubber process worker

£14k - £20k

Typical salary

40 – 42

Hours per week

Rubber process workers make products like seals, moulds, coatings and tyres, which are used in industries like motor manufacturing.

More info

  • Make products like seals, moulds, coatings and tyres
  • You'll need the ability to follow production instructions & number skills
  • You could become a process technician to improve the production process


  • Loading raw materials into production machinery
  • Monitoring the production process
  • Trimming and finishing products with specialist equipment or by hand
  • Assembling parts
  • Checking quality
  • Moving finished products to storage areas ready for shipping
  • Reporting production problems to supervisors


You'll usually work 40 hours a week on a shift pattern. This could include weekends and nights. You'll be based in a factory or workshop, which could be noisy. Your employer will provide you with safety equipment like ear protectors.

You'll need

To become a Rubber process worker, you'll need the ability to follow production instructions, number skills for measuring amounts, and flexibility for shift work.

There are no set entry requirements but a good standard of general education will be helpful.

Previous experience on a production line or in a processing plant is useful but not essential.

You could get into this job through a process manufacturing apprenticeship.


With experience and further training you could become a process technician, working on ways to improve the production process. You could also become a shift supervisor or tool setter, programming equipment controls.