Automatic Vulcanizing Lead Operator

Operate machines that automatically vulcanize lengths of rubber hoses.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Automatic Vulcanizing Lead Operators do?

Operates machine that automatically vulcanizes continuous lengths of rubber hose: Pulls wire protruding from end of hose and bends hose into hook to attach several lengths of hose to provide continuous feed to vulcanizer. Moves controls of machine to specified settings to regulate temperature, pressure, feed rate, and vulcanizing time. Lubricates, adjusts, and makes running repairs to machine, using grease gun, welding equipment, and handtools. Records hose footage processed and vulcanizing time in production log. Transfers filled boxes of vulcanized hose to inspection department, using handtruck.


Should I be an Automatic Vulcanizing Lead Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Automatic Vulcanizing Operator, Lead Operator, Automatic Vulcanizing, Lead Vulcanizing Operator

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