TIRE TECHS / SKILLED LABORERS NEEDED FULL TIME
PRODUCTION - 75%
- Inspects tires to be retreaded or repaired to determine condition, repairs needed, etc.
- Operates a buffing machine to remove treads from tires to be retreaded, following specifications for depth and width of removal.
- Measures diameter and cross section to determine correct tread width.
- Applies rubber cement to tire casing and hangs up to dry.
- Selects proper size tread rubber and applies it to the tire.
- Places proper curing tube in tire and inserts proper rim for curing.
- Places tire in chamber and programs correct curing temperature according to specification.
- Sets timer for curing time according to chart, and makes record of each tire, showing size and curing time.
- Removes finished retread from curing chamber. Also removes rim and curing bag from finished retread.
- Inspects tires to determine defects in curing, i.e. soft cures, ply separation, repairs missed, etc.
- Checks finished tire with work order for proper identification and completion of work required.
- Trims and paints finished retread.
- Any other duties as assigned.
REPAIRING - 10%
- Inspects tires to determine type of repair required, indicates repairs to be made and marks, "repair only".
- Skives out and buffs injury inside and out for proper size repair.
- Applies proper cement to inside injury and builds up repair using correct size repair patch.
- Covers outside injury with layer of cushion gum and fills with tread gum.
- Places in proper mold for curing specified time according to curing chart, after dusting inside with soapstone and inserting curing bag.
- Removes from mold, removes bag, inspects for defects, improper cure, etc., and places with finished tires.
- Makes final inspection of repair, cuts tread design with regrooving iron, paints tire, tags, and places with finished stock.
MAINTENANCE - 5%
- Inspects repairs and lubricates equipment, following manufacturers' instructions to maintain in good operating condition.
- Maintains standards of cleanliness, orderliness, and appearance of plant. Sweeps floors and walls as necessary.
MISCELLANEOUS FUNCTIONS - 10%
- Receives, unloads and stores in designated places, tread rubber, repair material, curing bags, etc.
- Follows safety and fire prevention instructions.
- Maintains a stock of tread rubber and repair materials, advising superior when replenishment is necessary.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND OCCUPATIONAL DEMANDS:
- This position will require lifting up to 150# on an occasional to frequent basis depending upon the availability of hydraulic lifting equipment.
- Repetitive and sustained exertions, forceful exertions, awkward postures, mechanical stress concentrations, vibrations in an environment that includes machinery noise, dust and exposure to heat.
- Exposure to various chemicals used in cleaning, lubrication, etc.
- 100+ pounds of pressure when pushing tires.
Job Requirements & Worksite InfoClean driving record required.
13.00 - 14.00
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