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- 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.
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.