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Purcell Tire & Rubber Company Retreader in Billings, Montana


To assist in the production of the industry’s highest-quality retreads by performing specific retreading job assignments per company specifications, standards, and time frames.



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 removal
Measure diameter and cross section to determine correct tread width
Apply rubber cement to tire casing and select proper size tread rubber, applying it to the tire
Place proper curing tube in tire and insert proper rim for curing
Place tire in chamber and program correct curing temperature according to specification
Set timer for proper curing time, make a record of each tire, showing size & curing time
Remove finished retread from curing chamber and rim and curing bag from finished retreads
Inspect 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 required
Trim and paint finished retreads

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 repair
Apply proper cement to inside injury and build up repair using correct size repair patch
Cover outside injury with layer of cushion gum and fill with tread gum
Make final inspection of repair, cut tread design with regrooving iron, paint tire, tags, and place with finished stock
Inspect repairs and lubricate equipment, following manufacturers' instructions to maintain in good operating condition

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 necessary
Embrace Purcell’s culture of safety and perform all jobs in a safe manner
Regular attendance in accordance with assigned schedule
Ability to perform physical requirements as listed in job description
Other essential and non-essential duties, as assigned by management