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Machine Operator – Tire Retread

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Kingman, AZ posted June 8, 2021.

Address: 1901 Johnson Ave Kingman, AZ, 86401

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION: The tire retread technician will be responsible for performing assigned duties to facilitate the efficient production of quality retread products

JOB SUMMARY: The tire retread technician will perform various daily duties as assigned by the plant manager to ensure the demands of commercial retread customers are met on a continual basis

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 conditionFurther inspect casings utilizing electronic liner detection and X-Ray inspection equipmentRepairs casings, if needed, utilizing proper procedures and correct size repair patchOperate buffing machine to remove existing treads from tires and measure tires to determine proper tread widthUtilize shearography inspection machine to further inspect the buffed casingSkive, buff, and fill any injury in the tire as requiredOperate cushion extruder to apply cushion to the buffed casingOperate semi-automatic builder to apply proper size tread to casingSelect 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 envelopePlace tires in curing chamber and cure tires according to specificationsRemove tires from the chamber after cure and remove curing rims and envelopesInspect tires to ensure the quality of product and compliance with customer standardsTrim and paint the finished product and apply the labelInspect finished retread utilizing multiple-step high-pressure test machine to ensure the integrity of the casingReceive and unload supplies including tread rubber, cushion gum and repair materials, envelopes, curing rim, tire casings, rims, etc.Assists in distribution center activities as assignedInflate inner tubes and immerse them in water to locate leaks.Works in wheel reconditioning area as assignedPerform routine inspection and maintenance on plant equipment following manufacturers instructionOperate plant computer equipment and scannersMaintain 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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education:High School Diploma or GED preferredExperience:No prior experience required
BACKGROUND CHECKS: All offers of employment may be conditioned on receipt of a background check report and/or drug screen that is acceptable to Love’s.

SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Skills:Hard Skills: Ability to learn and operate all facility equipment including computers, and retreading machinerySoft Skills: Good verbal and written communication skills, time management and delegation skills, organization skills, can-do attitude, sense of urgency, and strong work ethic.Typical Physical Demands:Requires normal range of hearingRequires standing and walking, with some bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbingAbility 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.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: No travel is required with this position.

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 a 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’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re 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 fleetsSpeedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialistsMusket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and traderTrillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert