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Tire Retread Machine Operator

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Req ID: 405749

Address: 4625 Interstate Way Suite 501 Kingman, AZ, 86401

Welcome to Love’s!

Where People are the Heart of Our Success

Retread Tech

The tire retread technician will be responsible for performing assigned duties to facilitate the efficient production of quality retread products.

Benefits That Can’t Be Beat:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision and Life Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • On-the-job training
  • Competitive pay (paid weekly)
  • Team Member bonus program
  • Holiday pay
  • 401(k) with matching contributions

Essential Functions

  • Use all safety-related PPE such as gloves, safety glasses and tire cages while doing any work.
  • Visually inspect tires to be retreaded to determine condition
  • Further inspect casings utilizing electronic liner detection and X-Ray inspection equipment
  • Repairs casings, if needed, utilizing proper procedures and correct size repair patch
  • Operate buffing machine to remove existing treads from tires and measure tires to determine proper tread width
  • Utilize shearography inspection machine to further inspect the buffed casing
  • Skive, buff, and fill any injury in the tire as required
  • Operate cushion extruder to apply cushion to the buffed casing
  • Operate semi-automatic builder to apply proper size tread to casing
  • Select proper size envelope and curing rim apparatus and apply to the casing and utilize envelope leak detection devices to ensure the integrity of the curing envelope
  • Place tires in curing chamber and cure tires according to specifications
  • Remove tires from the chamber after cure and remove curing rims and envelopes
  • Inspect tires to ensure the quality of product and compliance with customer standards
  • Trim and paint the finished product and apply the label
  • Inspect finished retread utilizing multiple-step high-pressure test machine to ensure the integrity of the casing
  • Receive and unload supplies including tread rubber, cushion gum and repair materials, envelopes, curing rim, tire casings, rims, etc.
  • Assists in distribution center activities as assigned
  • Inflate inner tubes and immerse them in water to locate leaks.
  • Works in wheel reconditioning area as assigned
  • Perform routine inspection and maintenance on plant equipment following manufacturers instruction
  • Operate plant computer equipment and scanners
  • Maintain a safe facility and use safety first practices to remain accident-free.
  • Perform weekly and monthly projects and assigned tasks.
  • Maintain personal grooming and company uniform standards.
  • Maintain company attendance standards.
  • Other duties as necessary.

Skills and Demands

  • Hard Skills: Ability to learn and operate all facility equipment including computers, and retreading machinery
  • Soft Skills: Good verbal and written communication skills, time management and delegation skills, organization skills, can-do attitude, sense of urgency, and strong work ethic.
  • Requires normal range of hearing
  • Requires standing and walking, with some bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing
  • Ability to occasionally move and handle tires weighing up to 100lbs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Subject to cold and hot temperatures

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to outdoor elements in all seasons. Occasionally, the employee will also be exposed to fumes and particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment and can be loud at times. While performing the duties, the employee is frequently exposed to dirt, dust, grime, grease, oil, gas, high-concentrated cleaning solutions, etc.

Diversity Statement.

From the founding of Love’s, our leaders have been passionate about providing excellent customer experiences and helping our Team Members grow. We do both within a culture of respect and inclusion. In order to sustain this culture, we will welcome individuals who are diverse in experiences, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and physical or mental ability. Also, we are committed to sustaining a professional working environment where ALL people feel respected. By doing these things we will cultivate diversity of thought and a spirit of innovation.

Job Function(s): Truck Tire Care

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we have provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We are passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets

  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists

  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader

  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert

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