Make sure automated machinery is programmed and running properly.
Sets up and operates machines to extrude uncured rubber into continuous strip and to cut strip into specified lengths and weight for molding rubber footwear outsoles: Installs dies on tube machine, turns steam valve to heat die and screw chamber, feeds milled rubber chunks into machine hopper, and starts machine to force rubber through die to form continuous strip [TUBER-MACHINE OPERATOR]. Threads extruded strip through cold-water tank and holddown bars, and between feeder belts to cutter. Turns wheel to adjust feed speed to length of blank cut. Starts machine and measures and weighs sample blank, using ruler and scale, for conformance to specifications. Removes cut pieces from discharge belt and places them on trays.