Dipping Machine Operator

Tend machines that dip forms into liquid latex to produce rubber goods.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dipping Machine Operators do?

Tends conveyorized machine that dips forms into liquid latex to produce rubber goods, such as balloons, finger cots, and prophylactics: Mixes liquid latex in drums, using electric mixer or wooden paddle. Dips latex from drum into cans, and conveys filled cans on handtruck to machine holding tanks. Pours latex into gravity flow tank to maintain specified tank level. Starts machine that moves forms through various vats, driers, ovens, and rinses in continuous operation to form product. Removes sample of latex goods from form after final dip, weighs it, and adds solution of ammonia or latex to tank when weight does not meet requirements. Changes filters in latex tanks. Replaces dirty, loose, or broken forms on conveyor. Adds water softener to curing tanks. Verifies temperature and humidity on instrument control charts.


Should I be a Dipping Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Dipper Machine Operator, Drop-Machine Operator

    How to become a Dipping Machine Operator

    Most Dipping Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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