Operate machines to build tires.
- Tube Building Machine Operator
- Tube Builder
- Tread Builder
- Tread Booker
- Tire Vulcanizer
- Tire Retreader
- Tire Repairman
- Tire Recapping Machine Operator
- Tire Recapper
- Tire Rebuilder
- Place tires into molds for new tread.
- Trim excess rubber and imperfections during retreading processes.
- Depress pedals to collapse drums after processing is complete.
- Measure tires to determine mold size requirements.
- Roll hand rollers over rebuilt casings, exerting pressure to ensure adhesion between camelbacks and casings.
- Brush or spray solvents onto plies to ensure adhesion, and repeat process as specified, alternating direction of each ply to strengthen tires.
- Fill cuts and holes in tires, using hot rubber.
- Rub cement sticks on drum edges to provide adhesive surfaces for plies.
- Fit inner tubes and final layers of rubber onto tires.
- Clean and paint completed tires.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: I.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Investigative interests.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Relationships and Independence in their jobs.
- Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Administration and Management - 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.
- Public Safety and Security - 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.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- 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.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $33,820 with most people making between $26,110 and $49,850
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 460 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 490 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 3 openings due to growth and about 17 replacement openings for approximately 20 total annual openings.
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