Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing (NOC 9615)

About this job

Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing:

  • help machine operators, transport materials and perform similar tasks
  • work for rubber and plastic products manufacturing companies
Common job titles
  • balloon collar roll / form stripper-cleaner
  • bias cutting / extruder / spreader
  • booker
  • cementer, hand / tire repair
  • cleaner, moulds / screen cleaner / tires
  • cooler, milled rubber


Labourers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • help machine operators or assemblers with their duties
  • help with setting up and dismantling machinery and equipment
  • clean and lubricate machinery and equipment
  • move materials and tools to and from work areas using hand trucks or other means
  • prepare raw materials for mixing process
  • monitor machines to watch for jammed materials or defective products

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in an indoor plant environment.
  • Working with machinery may be a source of injury.
  • Labourers may be exposed to noise and strong, unpleasant odours.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to machine operator or assembler positions in rubber and plastic products manufacturing is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.