The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Welder in Topeka, Kansas

Job Req ID: S18037652

Goodyear. More Driven.

  • Supports the tire manufacturing process in various machine operation of general laborer roles.

  • Maintains Facility

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Utilize tradition welding techniques such as arc welding as well as semiautomatic techniques such as wire feeder.

  • Operate brazing and soldering equipment.

  • Ability to read drawings to properly execute the job.

  • Ability to weld in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.

  • Ability to clamp, hold, tack-weld, heat ben, grind or bolt component parts to obtain requited configurations.

  • Monitor the fitting, burning and welding process to avoid overheating, warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of materials.

  • Examines work for defects and measures work for straightedges or templates to ensure conformance to specifications.

  • Ability to recognize, set up and operate hand and power tools common to the welding trade such as shielded metal arch and gas metal arc welding equipment.

  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment.

  • Ignite torches or start power supplies and strike arcs by touching electrodes to metal being welded, completing electrical circuits.

  • Prepare all material surfaces to be welded, ensuring that there is no loose or thick scale, slag, rust, moisture, grease or foreign matter.

  • Detect faulty operation of equipment or defective material and notify supervision.

  • Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits.


  • High School diploma or GED required.


  • At least 2 years of welding experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment OR completed a 2 year educational certificate in welding

  • Ability to stand/walk on concrete floors.

  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures (hot and cold).

  • Ability to do physically demanding work in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to work at heights of 10 feet or greater.

  • Ability to work in confined spaces.

  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Ability to work on both a team and individual projects.

  • Ability to follow established safety policies.

  • Satisfactory completion of the probationary period.

  • Successful completion of the pre-employment assessment.

  • Successful completion of a background and drug screen.

  • Ability to perform job specific physical work capability exercises. (JOB FIT Exercises)

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 65,000 people and manufactures its products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to at .

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