Rubber and Plastic Products Manufacturing Labourers

(NOC 9615)

in All Manufacturing and Utilities

Labourers in this group help machine operators, move materials and do similar tasks. They work for rubber and plastic products manufacturing companies.

Job Outlook

average

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  • Estimate Weak growth employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 25 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2022

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Estimate 435 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 1945 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow slightly over the next few years, which should provide some additional opportunities for employment. With a small percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are not expected to be a major contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Labourers in Rubber and Plastic Products Manufacturing most commonly work full-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs are typically permanent positions. With employment conditions being somewhat seasonal, periods of downtime or layoff throughout the year affect some workers.

Hourly Pay

$13.35

Minimum

$21.76

Median

$29.41

Maximum

Annual Pay

$10,329

Minimum

$44,041

Median

$66,978

Maximum

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

Hourly Pay

$14.00

Minimum

$20.80

Median

$33.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,056

Minimum

$30,111

Median

$70,518

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Labourers in this group help machine operators, move materials and do similar tasks. They work for rubber and plastic products manufacturing companies.

Job duties

Rubber and plastic products manufacturing labourers:

  • Help machine operators or assemblers in doing their duties.
  • Help in setting up and taking apart machinery and equipment.
  • Clean and lubricate machinery and equipment.
  • Move materials and tools to and from work areas using hand trucks or other equipment.
  • Prepare raw materials for mixing process.
  • Monitor machines to watch for jammed materials or defective products.

Sample job titles

  • helper, rubber products manufacturing
  • labourer - plastic products manufacturing
  • labourer - rubber products manufacturing
  • machine operator helper, plastic products manufacturing
  • machine operator helper, rubber products manufacturing
  • sorter - rubber products manufacturing

Skills

  • You should have good physical health. You must be able to take direction and carry out instructions given by a supervisor.

Job requirements

  • Some high school education is usually required.

Other considerations

  • Shiftwork is common at various hours of the day or on a part-time basis. Movement to machine operator or assembler positions in rubber and plastic products manufacturing is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

415

employed in 2016

92.7%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

28.0%
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72%
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40

median age

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

15,275

employed in 2016

83.2%

employed full-time

3.2%

self employed

27.6%
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72.4%
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44.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

35.7%

North Shore

$26,876 median annual income
28.6%

Southern

$36,787 median annual income
22.6%

Annapolis Valley

$53,930 median annual income
9.5%

Halifax

$29,567 median annual income
3.6%

Cape Breton

N/A

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

97.1%

Manufacturing

2.9%

Public administration

What is the age of Employment?

23.0%

45-54

23.0%

15-24

22.0%

35-44

20.0%

25-34

12.0%

55-64

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

24.5%

45-54

20.8%

55-64

19.3%

35-44

16.5%

25-34

15.0%

15-24

Top levels of education

59.0%

High school

$44,052 median annual income
18.1%

Less than high school

$24,973 median annual income
15.7%

College Diploma

$57,850 median annual income
6.0%

Trade Certification

N/A
2.4%

Bachelor

N/A

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

38.1%

High school

$28,505 median annual income
23.3%

Less than high school

$19,224 median annual income
19.9%

College Diploma

$38,781 median annual income
12.2%

Trade Certification

$43,975 median annual income
4.5%

Bachelor

$39,715 median annual income

Education & training

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
Ottawa, ON

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.