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Production Associate - Houston, TX

Date:  Nov 23, 2022

Houston, TX, US, 77017

Company:  Goodyear
Job Req ID:  JR-40073571

Goodyear. More Driven.



For more than a century, Goodyear has led the industry in manufacturing innovative tires that deliver the highest level of performance for everything from passenger cars and trucks to airplanes, heavy-duty mining equipment, and racecars. We are devoted to advancing tire technology, applying our innovations to new products that deliver confident mobility for drivers everywhere. If you are looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career path, you will enjoy being a part of the manufacturing team. 

General Description:

As a Production Associate, you will gain hands-on experience producing high-quality products in one of Goodyear's Chemical manufacturing plants.  Goodyear Chemical is a division of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company which manufactures and markets rubber-related chemicals for various applications. You will also become familiar with safety, quality, and how to be successful in a team environment.  We encourage you to allow us to invest in your success as you invest in ours; apply today!

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Perform routine operation of process and mechanical equipment. Control, monitor and adjust as necessary
  • Troubleshoot process, product quality, safety and environmental problems and identify equipment requiring maintenance
  • Review, analyze, and interpret lab data, distributive control monitoring information, log information from previous shift(s) and from the field, AVO (avoid verbal order) instructions, etc. to identify problems and make decisions
  • Clean and maintain a safe work environment
  • Abide by standard work procedures and job safety standards, including required PPE
  • Perform a variety of manual tasks in varying temperatures for extended periods of time, which may include lifting light to heavy materials, climbing, standing, squatting, bending, and working at heights and/or confined spaces when applicable
  • Adhere to Goodyear's attendance policy
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Understand and follow all instructions, both orally and in writing

Basic Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship now or in the future
  • Must be able to successfully complete all pre-employment criteria
  • Ability to work any and/or rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, or overtime if applicable
  • Basic computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AAS in Process Operations Technology
  • Process Operations Technology Certification
  • Previous manufacturing experience with basic knowledge and understanding of mechanical principles
  • Previous experience as a Process Operator in the chemical, rubber or petroleum industry
  • Distributed Control System (DCS) Console Board Operations experience
  • Vocational/technical school and/or coursework
  • Apprenticeship program within a mechanical discipline
  • Previous military service experience within a technical specialty
  • Experience adhering to industry-specific safety standards
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply mechanical concepts and principles to solve problems

Candidate Criteria:

  • Self-motivated: demonstrates appropriate initiative with or without direct supervision
  • Hard worker: someone who works diligently to get tasks done in a timely and safe manner
  • Adaptability: the ability to make changes, and to be successful in changing environments
  • Team player: an associate who can be counted on to assist the company in being successful
  • Ability to review, analyze, and interpret information, identify problems and make decisions in routine and non-routine situations
  • Commitment to working safely
  • May be required to serve on the Emergency Response Team

Pay Rate:

There is a three-year pay rate progression with this position.  

  • Starting rate of pay         =   $19.00
  • 12 months of service      =   $19.75
  • 24 months of service      =   $20.50

Upon accumulating 36 months of continuous service associates will be paid the rate for the classification they are performing.

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies.  It employs about 62,000 people and manufactures its products in 46 facilities in 21 countries around the world.  Its two Innovation Centres 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

Goodyear is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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