Tire Rebuilder (240) Enlisted Personnel

Performs various tasks in connection with vulcanizing, retreading and recapping of pneumatic tires, and repair of inner tubes in a tire repair shop.
Removes tread from tire using buffing wheel and rotating wire brush. Rebuilds treads by cementing layers of rubber tread stock to fabric and rolling with hand roller to secure good adhesion. Molds new treads on tire by placing tire in mold and heating to proper temperature for curing raw rubber.
May vulcanize breaks and tears in tires, using hand knife, scissors, hand roller, and vulcanizer.
Must have knowledge of rubber compounds and retread requirements for various size and special duty tires.