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Retread Technician

Company: Purcell Tire & Rubber Company
Location: Potosi
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

MISSIONTo assist in the production of the industry's highest-quality retreads by performing specific retreading job assignments per company specifications, standards, and time frames.ESSENTIAL DUTIESRetread:Inspect tires to be retreaded or repaired to determine condition, repairs needed, etc.Operate a buffing machine to remove treads from tires to be retreaded, following specifications for depth and width of removalMeasure diameter and cross section to determine correct tread widthApply rubber cement to tire casing and select proper size tread rubber, applying it to the tirePlace proper curing tube in tire and insert proper rim for curingPlace tire in chamber and program correct curing temperature according to specificationSet timer for proper curing time, make a record of each tire, showing size & curing timeRemove finished retread from curing chamber and rim and curing bag from finished retreadsInspect tires to determine defects in curing, i.e. soft cures, ply separation, repairs missed, etc.Check finished tire with work order for proper identification and completion of work requiredTrim and paint finished retreadsRepair:Inspect tires to determine type of repair required, indicate repairs and mark, "repair only"Skive out and buff injury inside and out for proper size repairApply proper cement to inside injury and build up repair using correct size repair patchCover outside injury with layer of cushion gum and fill with tread gumMake final inspection of repair, cut tread design with regrooving iron, paint tire, tags, and place with finished stockInspect repairs and lubricate equipment, following manufacturers' instructions to maintain in good operating conditionOther:Maintain standards of cleanliness, orderliness, and appearance of plant. Sweep floors and walls as necessary.Receive, unload and store in designated places: tread rubber, repair material, curing bags, etc.Maintain a stock of tread rubber and repair materials, advising management when replenishment is necessaryEmbrace Purcell's culture of safety and perform all jobs in a safe mannerRegular attendance in accordance with assigned scheduleAbility to perform physical requirements as listed in job descriptionOther essential and non-essential duties, as assigned by management.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONSMinimum Education: High SchoolMinimum Job-Specific Experience: N/A (training provided)Management Experience: N/ADriver's License Required: NoOther Job-Specific Licenses or Certifications Required: OSHA-Approved Forklift training a plusREQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (KSA's)Job-Specific KSA's:Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.Communication KSA's:Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.PI160787796

Keywords: Purcell Tire & Rubber Company, Columbia , Retread Technician, Professions , Potosi, Missouri

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