Tuber Machine Operator

Set up and operate tuber machines to extrude rubber in specified form.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tuber Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates tuber machine to extrude rubber in specified form: Selects and installs die in machine, using handtools. Turns steam valve or lights gas burner to heat machine to desired temperature. Starts machine, turns dial for specified extrusion speed, and turns die screws to extrude stock of specified size. Feeds rubber stock into machine by hand or conveyor. Verifies dimensions of extruded rubber with gauge, calipers, and ruler. Turns wheels or pulls levers to synchronize conveyor with extruding speed. May be designated according to product extruded as Garden-Hose Tuber-Machine Operator; Inner-Tube Tuber-Machine Operator; Rim-Strip Tuber-Machine Operator; Rubber-Flap Tuber-Machine Operator; Solid-Tire Tuber-Machine Operator; Tread-Tuber-Machine Operator. May cover braided fabric hose with rubber and be designated Covering-Machine Operator.

Should I be a Tuber Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Biscuit-Machine Operator, Bottle Machine Operator, Drain-Tile Machine Operator, Garden-Hose Tuber-Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Tuber Machine Operator

    Most Tuber 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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