Rubber processing machine operators and related workers (NOC 9423)

About this job

Workers in this group:

  • run rubber processing machinery
  • put together and inspect rubber products
  • work for tire manufacturers and other rubber products manufacturing companies
Common job titles
  • arch-cushion skiving
  • assembler, tire
  • bead-forming machine
  • bonder, hand
  • boot maker / boot cutter / heel cutter
  • buffer, valve


Rubber processing machine operators

  • set up, run and look after machinery used for mixing, calendering, extruding, moulding and curing rubber materials or rubber products
  • load or feed rubber, pigments, filler, oil and chemicals into machines
  • check and monitor processing conditions and product quality
  • adjust machines to proper setting as needed
  • train or help train new workers

Assemblers, rubber products

  • lay out and prepare rubber materials for assembly
  • operate machines or equipment or use hand tools to cut, shape, splice, fit and cement rubber materials to form rubber parts or finished rubber products
  • operate finishing machines or equipment to trim, grind, or buff rubber products into final form
  • train or help train new workers

Rubber products inspectors:

  • inspect finished rubber products for defects and to make sure it meets quality standards, visually or using instruments
  • fasten seals or tags to approved products and mark and reroute defective products for repair or recycle
  • fill out product inspection report
  • may make minor adjustments or repairs to products

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a regular controlled indoor environment.
  • Working with equipment, instruments, machinery or power/hand tools may be a source of injury.
  • Workers may be exposed to steam emissions or hot surfaces that can cause injury.
  • The workplace may contain strong or toxic odours.
  • Noise in the workplace may cause distraction or hearing loss.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Movement among the various operators in this unit is possible.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.