Rubber Goods Production Workers


Employment Prospects


Many of the rubber goods plants in the United States are located in Ohio and Indiana, although new plants are springing up in the South. There are rubber plants around the world, especially in Europe, North America, and Japan.

Starting Out

The best way to look for work in this industry is to apply directly to rubber goods plants that may be hiring new employees. Jobs may also be located through the local offices of the state employment service, employment Web sites, newspaper classified ads, or offices of the unions that organize workers in local plants.

Advancement Prospects

After they have gained experience and shown that they are reliable employees, rubber production workers may be promoted to positions in which they are responsible for supervising other workers or for performing tasks that require higher skill levels. Some workers eventually become rubber goods inspectors. Taking courses in technical schools or colleges can speed advancement for many workers.

Tips for Entry

Read Rubber World ( to learn more about the field.

Conduct information interviews with rubber goods production workers and ask them for advice on preparing for and entering the field.

Join United Steelworkers and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to increase your chances of landing a job and receiving fair pay for your work.