Tire Builders Job Description

The Tire Builder operates machines to build tires from rubber components.

Tire Builders Tasks

  • The Tire Builder depresses pedals to rotate drums, and winds specified numbers of plies around drums to form tire bodies.
  • The Tire Builder starts rollers that bond tread and piles as drums revolve.
  • The Tire Builder activates bead setters that press prefabricated beads onto plies.
  • The Tire Builder inspects worn tires for faults, cracks, cuts and nail holes, and to determine if tires are suitable for retreading.
  • The Tire Builder cuts plies at splice points, and press ends together to form continuous bands.
  • The Tire Builder aligns treads with guides, starts drums to wind treads onto plies, and slice ends.
  • The Tire Builder position rollers that turn ply edges under and over beads, or uses steel rods to turn ply edges.
  • The Tire Builder positions ply stitcher rollers and drums according to width of stock, using hand tools and gauges.
  • The Tire Builder builds semi-raw rubber treads onto buffed tire casings in order to prepare tires for vulcanization in recapping or retreading processes.
  • The Tire Builder pulls plies from supply racks, and aligns plies with edges of drums.

The Tire Builder must have knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. The Tire Builder needs knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. The Tire Builder needs knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

The Tire Builder performs routine maintenance on equipment and determines when and what kind of maintenance is needed. The Tire Builder considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. The Tire Builder watches gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. The Tire Builder is in charge of quality control analysis. This includes conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. The Tire Builder determines the causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. The Tire Builder needs the skill to teach others how to do the job performance in a manner that conforms to the requirements needed. The Tire Builder monitors performance of others, themselves, and organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. The Tire Builder must have the skill to control operations of equipment or systems. They also need to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. The Tire Builder needs the understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making.

The Tire Builder needs the ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with arm or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The Tire Builder needs the ability to coordinate two or more limbs for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. The Tire Builder must have the ability to time their movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene. The Tire Builder needs the ability to keep their hand and arm steady while moving the arm or while holding the arm and hand in one position. The Tire Builder needs the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. They also need the ability to bend, twist, or reach with their body, arms, and/ or legs.

The Tire Builder must use either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles. The Tire Builder identifies information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. The Tire Builder must be capable of monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or asses’ problems. Then they should be able to determine the problem but not always be responsible to fix the problem.

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