Retread Technician

Company Overview

GCR Tires & Service is a division of Bridgestone America's Tire Operations (BATO), providing outstanding service from well over 200 locations in 48 US States and Eastern Canada. GCR Tires & Service has the right mix of service, new tire and re-tread knowledge to ensure the ongoing success of our customers. Most of our locations also offer 24-hour roadside assistance. We offer a wide variety of passenger, light truck, medium truck, agricultural, industrial and off the road tires from brands such as Bridgestone, Firestone, and many more.


Bridgestone is an Equal Opportunity Employer




• Inspects tires to be retreaded or repaired to determine condition, repairs needed, etc.

• Operates a buffing machine to remove treads from tires to be retreaded, following specifications for depth and width of


• Measures diameter and cross section to determine correct tread width.

• Applies rubber cement to tire casing and hangs up to dry.

• Selects proper size tread rubber and applies it to the tire.

• Places proper curing tube in tire and inserts proper rim for curing.

• Places tire in chamber and programs correct curing temperature according to specification.

• Sets timer for curing time according to chart, and makes record of each tire, showing size and curing time.

• Removes finished retread from curing chamber. Also removes rim and curing bag from finished retread.

• Inspects tires to determine defects in curing, i.e. soft cures, ply separation, repairs missed, etc.

• Checks finished tire with work order for proper identification and completion of work required.

• Trims and paints finished retread.

• Any other duties as assigned.




• Inspects tires to determine type of repair required, indicates repairs to be made and marks, "repair only".

• Skives out and buffs injury inside and out for proper size repair.

• Applies proper cement to inside injury and builds up repair using correct size repair patch.

• Covers outside injury with layer of cushion gum and fills with tread gum.

• Places in proper mold for curing specified time according to curing chart, after dusting inside with soapstone and

inserting curing bag.

• Removes from mold, removes bag, inspects for defects, improper cure, etc., and places with finished tires.

• Makes final inspection of repair, cuts tread design with regrooving iron, paints tire, tags, and places with finished stock.




• Inspects repairs and lubricates equipment, following manufacturers' instructions to maintain in good operating


• Maintains standards of cleanliness, orderliness, and appearance of plant. Sweeps floors and walls as necessary.




• Receives, unloads and stores in designated places, tread rubber, repair material, curing bags, etc.

• Follows safety and fire prevention instructions.

• Maintains a stock of tread rubber and repair materials, advising superior when replenishment is necessary.







• This position will require lifting up to 150# on an occasional to frequent basis depending upon the availability of

hydraulic lifting equipment.

• Repetitive and sustained exertions, forceful exertions, awkward postures, mechanical stress concentrations, vibrations

in an environment that includes machinery noise, dust and exposure to heat.

• Exposure to various chemicals used in cleaning, lubrication, etc.

• 100+ pounds of pressure when pushing tires.




INDEPENDENT - Perform job in safe manner.


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