Rubber technologist

The rubber technologist usually specializes in one of the following areas of the rubber industry:
product and production control:  this entails drawing up standard formulae for the production of rubber products based on laboratory experimentation
Product development:  here the rubber technologist is involved in the design of new rubber products.  Planning is done in co-operation with engineers, draughtsmen and consumers in the mining, chemical and automotive industry.  A prototype is made and tested to ensure it complies with the requirements.
Quality control:  control of the rubber manufacturing process and ensuring that quality standards are maintained throughout.
Sales:  the rubber technologist gives technical advice to customers and may be involved in work studies, technical writing, purchasing, market research, training and sales of rubber products.