Tire Retread Machine Operator


Milan, TN, US, 38358

Req ID: 419963

Address: 13516 Telecom Dr. Milan, TN, 38358


Welcome to Love’s! 


Where People are the Heart of Our Success 


Tire Retread Machine Operator 


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


How You Will Fit In


  • 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.


Benefits That Can’t Be Beat


  • Medical/Dental/Vision and Life Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Road to Success Program for career development
  • On-the-job training
  • Competitive pay (paid weekly)
  • Team Member bonus program
  • Holiday pay
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Parental Leave
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Pet Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program


Typical Skills and Demands


  • Ability to learn and operate all facility equipment including computers, and retreading machinery
  • 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 these 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 can be loud at times. While performing these duties, the employee may be 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.



Grow Far with Love's


As a family-based company, we are committed to adhering to our values. Ensuring that each of our people has success is central to these values. The Road to Success Program offers leadership and management skills training. If management is your path, we will help you get there. As a merit-based culture, we champion creative and valuable ideas and challenging work is not only recognized but rewarded. Whether you are looking for part-time work to supplement your income or to grow into a leadership role, with Love’s, all roads lead to success!


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


The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.

Nearest Major Market: Jackson
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis

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