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Rubber (Belt Splicing) (Level 3)

Qualification name:

Certificate III in Polymer Processing.

The nominal term for a rubber (belt splicing) (level 3) traineeship is:

24 months.

What does a rubber (belt splicing) (level 3) trainee do?

A rubber (belt splicing) (level 3) trainee is involved in:

  • learning the skills needed to work with a rubber processor
  • operating machines and performing ancillary duties to manufacture rubber products such as tyres and reinforced hoses
  • setting controls and checking the production machine before starting
  • marking out patterns from blueprints and cutting sheets
  • monitoring instruments and adjusting controls to regulate the speed and temperature of rubber processing machines
  • maintaining consistent operation of output.

As a rubber processor, you have options to become a:

  • Tyre production machine operator who builds raw tyres and retreads new tyres.
  • Rubber knitting machine operator who operates machines to knit and cement fabric cord or wire around rubber hoses for reinforcement
  • Rubber roll builder who builds up layers of rubber on metal cores for use as rollers.
  • Rubber roller grinder operator who sets up and operates roller grinders to produce rubber rollers.

What attributes will I need?

  • good health and eyesight
  • an ability to communicate well
  • like to work with figures
  • an ability to work accurately and neatly
  • no allergies to rubber compounds, powder and dust.

What working conditions could I expect?

  • a factory environment
  • shift work may be involved
  • handling dirty items
  • safety equipment and lifting devices to move heavy items.

Page last updated 25 October 2011

Rubber (Belt Splicing) (Level 3)