Retread Associate

Border Tire



Border Tire is all things tire. We are a Michelin Commercial Service Network Dealer (MCSN) specializing in medium-duty, heavy-duty, agricultural, and industrial-size tires. We carry a wide variety of brands to meet your needs.

Join the Border Tire team!!! Border Tire is now hiring a Retread Associate in Fontana, CA! 

The Retread Associate is responsible for functions in a manufacturing environment retread facility where commercial truck tires are retreaded through a series of manual and automated processes. The technician will be responsible for manufacturing tires through our assembly line and producing a finished product that meets all company expectations, guidelines, and ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Train for all aspects of retread tire manufacturing including inspecting and buffing tire carcasses, applying rubber compounds, curing, and quality control.
  • 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 removal.
  • 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 the 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 a record of each tire, showing the size and curing time.
  • Removes finished retread from the curing chamber. Also removes the rim and curing bag from a finished retread.
  • Inspects tires to determine defects in curing, i.e. soft cures, ply separation, repairs missed, etc.
  • Trims and paints finished retread.
  • Checks finished tire with a work order for proper identification and completion of work required.
  • Operate independently and as a team member.
  • Inspects and tests tires to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Visually inspect tires to be retreaded to determine condition.
  • Skive, buff, and fill any injury in the tire as required.
  • 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.
  • Perform routine inspection and maintenance on plant equipment following managers' and manufacturers' instructions.
  • Follow processes to ensure retread tire completion.
  • Continues to work on revenue-producing work as needed.
  • Follow all company’s filed procedures and protocols.
  • Operates all tools and equipment in a safe manner.
  • Reports any safety issues immediately to management.
  • Maintain an organized and safe work area according to the dealership, O.S.H.A., and EPA standards.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Requires little or no previous training or experience, but willing to be trained and work. 
  • Must be able to work without direct supervision. 
  • Ability to learn quickly. 
  • Must be detail-oriented to always ensure accuracy and safety. 

Job Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vision Insurance

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees are eligible.


*** We are available when you need us most: 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year. ***

  • Employment Type:Full-Time
  • Salary:$18.00 per hour
  • Shift:7:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - (Saturday's as needed)
  • Department:Retread Plant
  • Benefits:401(k), Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision insurance
  • Location:Fontana, CA 92337

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