Rubber production workers are specialist polymer products manufacturing workers.
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Rubber production workers , depending on their level of training and experience, operate the machinery, and may supervise and control the processes that manufacture rubber products such as tyres, belts and reinforced hoses.
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Rubber production workers usually work in factories or for tyre manufacturers. Some tyre distributors have tyre retreading, recapping and repair facilities where rubber workers are also employed. A large proportion of the rubber industry is involved in the manufacture of component parts for motor vehicles.
Rubber production workers work in production areas that may be noisy, hot, and dusty and at times contain fumes, however the work environments are generally spacious, ventilated and well lit. They may have to wear special safety equipment such as masks, gloves and protective clothing. The majority of their work may be spent standing and they sometimes work shifts.
To work as a rubber production worker you will usually need to complete a Certificate II in Polymer Processing . With experience, and possibly some further training, rubber production workers can become operators . This will usually require a Certificate III in Polymer Processing.
You can work at even higher levels within this occupation and sector. With experience, and possibly further training ( Certificate IV in Polymer Technology ) , you can work as a senior operator (polymer), or as a belt splicing or polymer technician, and with a Diploma of Polymer Technology you may work as a polymer production or product development technician, or as a quality control-technical manager.
An Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology will allow you to work as a senior polymer technical officer, senior production technician or product designer.
Of course you can continue to progress further along a career pathway that could see you in a number of senior management positions.
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