Retreading Technicians

Shrader Tire & Oil’s team of Retreading Technicians produce the highest quality Michelin MRT Retreads to leading trucking fleets in the tri-state area. Our facility in Melvindale, Michigan (Downriver Detroit Area) has been recognized as one of the top retreading plants in the country. In addition, we operate a second, state-of-the-art Michelin MRT manufacturing facility in Pemberville, OH.

Position Duties:

Retread technicians at Shrader are cross-trained and certified amongst multiple posts to ensure we have the most flexible and efficient workforce within our industry. You can expect a career as a retread technician with Shrader to include the following:

  • Scanning tires into production system.
  • Visually and electronically inspect tires.
  • Buffing old tread off tire casings.
  • Using casing liner inspection equipment.
  • Repair tire injuries and fill with extrusion gum.
  • Apply new tread compound on casing.
  • Envelope casings before entering curing chamber.
  • Operate curing chamber and monitor equipment settings.
  • Implement tire x-ray machine if necessary.
  • Technical cross training and certifications amongst a variety of positions.
  • Fast-paced, team oriented manufacturing.
  • Clean and maintain service equipment.
  • Multiple 1st shift positions.


Qualified candidates should be able to display a proven history of assembly work and have knowledge the commercial trucking industry. This position requires applicants to be able to work in a results-oriented, fast-paced environment as part of a team.

  • Must be willing to follow all safety procedures and work in a safe manner.
  • Must possess a mechanical aptitude.
  • Willing and able to work without direct supervision.
  • Willing to attend appropriate training sessions.
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must be able to pass a background check including employment history, criminal history, and driving history.
  • Must submit to a drug test as a condition of employment.

Careers at Shrader Tire & Oil will provide opportunities for promotion from within and offer performance based pay increases that will help you reach your goals. Shrader offers a great benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, paid time off and a 401 (k) plan.

If you have a good work history and are serious about advancing your career, this is a great opportunity for you. Please fill out our contact form with your resume and a Shrader Representative will contact you shortly.


All STO Locations are drug free, requiring pre-employment, post-offer drug tests. Additionally, we will conduct criminal background checks and driving record verifications. Equal Employment Opportunity has been and continues to be both policy and practice at Shrader Tire and Oil. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. This policy governs all areas of employment with the Company, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignments, promotions, compensation, benefits, and discipline.