Rubber process operative
- 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.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 50% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for rubber process operative is £20,046
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 24. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for rubber process operative roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £20,046 per year. That is about £1,671 per month or £10.28 per hour. New workers generally start on £13,965, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,658
Is it growing or declining?
This career has shrunk over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 24 people are employed in the region.