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Continental Tire Build Set UpTechnician in Sumter, South Carolina

Tire Build Set UpTechnician

Sumter, SC


Job Description


• Support daily production by setting up the machines, including tooling change and providing a first level of troubleshooting in quality and process aspect

• Support sequencing in the schedule of the machines, and other tasks given by the supervisor (assist PI, etc.)

• Set up machines every time a new tire starts on machine

• Perform various tooling changes (bladders, rings, knives, etc.)

• Replace bladders/sleeves if necessary, for production tires

• Build/tear down drums if necessary, for production tires

• Make necessary adjustments to recipes/working data

• Provide support to tire builder if the machines run out of sequence and requires advanced troubleshooting

• Support maintenance with major issues

• Support PI with new introduction of tires

• Support sequencing with any need of planning adjustment

• Support quality with non-confirming carcass / green tire production

• Adhere to all safety and environmental rules and regulations

• Must be able to work overtime as required

• Follow the internal ESH work instructions in the daily work

• Demonstrate exemplary personal behavior in ESH and motivate others

• Ensure immediate notification and response, and initiate preventive measures in case of unsafe or polluting hazards

• Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


• Must be a certified tire build operator

• Must have at least 12 months experience as a tire build operator

• Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. W

• e will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

• Continental is not able to pay relocation expenses for this opportunity

Must able to read tire or component specifications, work instructions, use hand tools, understand control plans, proficiently at using simple measuring devices

Continental is not able to pay relocation expenses for this opportunity


Ability to stand for long periods of time, and bend, climb, reach, and twist frequently

Ability to squat, crawl and climb ladders occasionally

Ability to lift and carry 20-75 lbs. frequently and occasionally up to 100 lbs.

Ability to work with rubber and rubber components


Must be able to demonstrate basic mechanical aptitude and interfacing with a computer

Job Type


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About Continental

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2020, Continental generated sales of €37.7 billion and currently employs around 233,000 people in 58 countries and markets. In 2021, the company celebrates its 150th anniversary.

With its premium portfolio in the car, truck, bus, two-wheel and specialty tire segment, the Tires business area stands for innovative top performance in tire technology. Services for dealers and fleet management as well as digital tire monitoring and management systems are further areas of focus. The aim is to contribute to safe, economical and sustainable mobility.

Job Category

Manufacturing Operations and Production


United States



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