Rubber Mill Operator

Operate extruders and calender mills to remove moisture.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rubber Mill Operators do?

Operates extruders and calender mill to remove moisture from butyl rubber crumbs: Presses buttons on control panel to start conveyors that feed rubber crumbs from drier through extruder and into hot mill. Opens breech-lock head on extruder, using wrenches. Removes foreign matter from equipment, using hot hoe and wooden tamper. Turns handwheel to adjust space between rollers on hot mill to remove moisture and to regulate thickness of product on rollers. Observes color and surface characteristics of rubber to determine degree of dryness. Turns valves on steam lines to maintain temperatures. Turns handwheels to adjust mill knives. Cuts samples of product for laboratory tests and cleans undried rubber from rollers for remilling, using knife. Inspects machinery for lubrication and to detect mechanical malfunction.

Should I be a Rubber Mill 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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Rubber Insulator, Rubber Press Operator, Tank Insulator, Rubber

    How to become a Rubber Mill Operator

    Rubber Mill Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Rubber Mill Operator-related education!
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