rubber processing machine operator or tyrefitter job

Who is a rubber processing machine operator or tyrefitter and what do they do? Rubber processing machine operator operates machinery to process rubber and to make or repair rubber products such as car tyres. If specialising in the latter, s/he may be known as a tyrefitter, and will then work on replacing and repairing car tyres rather than manufacturing them.

What are the activities of the rubber processing machine operator or tyrefitter job? Manufactures and repairs tyres, rubber belts, inflatable rubber boats and mattresses and similar products. S/he also assembles, dismantles and balances already used tyres. Her/his work includes tending and maintaining the machinery and equipment for the production of rubber goods of this kind, which includes feeding in the raw material, and using the machinery to cut, shape, or form the product. In many cases these are two different roles played in two different workplaces.

Where is it done and under what conditions? Most frequently in tyre repair shops and garages but also in factories where tyres and other rubber products are made. There will be noise and dirt.

What tools/equipment do they use? Various machinery and equipment, automatic production lines, hand tools, equipment for balancing and aligning car wheels.

What do you need to succeed? You need vocational training and the ability to respond promptly.