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Manual Lathe Operator - Topeka, KS

Date:  Nov 18, 2023

Topeka, KS, US, 66618

Company:  Goodyear
Job Req ID:  JR-40060639

Goodyear. More Driven.



Starting Pay Rate: $37.91/hr with possible OT potential

Shifts: 2nd 3rd & Rotating Shifts – must be available to work any shift as shifts are not guaranteed until start

For over a century, Goodyear has been redefining the boundaries of tire technology, producing innovative tires that deliver unparalleled performance for a diverse range of vehicles. Our success, however, is not just due to our cutting-edge products, but also to our outstanding workforce. We offer a unique work experience where no matter your role, you'll contribute to the development, manufacturing, and marketing of some of the world's most innovative tire products. We're looking for motivated individuals who can inspire greatness and understand that job satisfaction and career success start with support and investment. At Goodyear, we invest upwards of 1000 hours into our new hires, ensuring they can make quality products safely.

If you seek a rewarding, challenging career, join us on this exciting journey.

General Description:  

As a Machinist, you will be responsible for supporting the manufacturing process by trouble shooting, preventative maintenance, and repair of all tire-related manufacturing, processing machinery and equipment.  You will also be responsible for related safety and housekeeping obligations throughout the facility.  

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Use common Machinist tools such as scrapers, chisels, files, and measuring instruments 
  • Safely operate machines such as lathes, milling machines, planers, shapers, and CNC Machine 
  • Apply shop mathematics, charts and tables in the efficient planning of shop work and determine the dimensions and uses of standard bolts, screws and threads 
  • Shape metal parts to precise dimensions within tolerance 
  • Perform welding activities as required 
  • Operate power trucks for shop work 
  • Maintain equipment, spare parts and materials in an orderly arrangement in work area 
  • Interpret blueprints, sketches, maintenance manuals and manufacturing specifications 
  • Work with general crafts to calculate measurements required to assure proper fitment 
  • Log or use computerized work order system for repair and maintenance activities performed 
  • Abide by safe work standards including Lock-Out/Tag-Out (LOTO), Fall Protection, Confined Spaces, and appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  • Adhere to Goodyear's attendance policy  
  • 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 when applicable. 

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 
  • Required to lift heavy materials, climb, stand, squat, bend and work at heights with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Must be able to successfully complete all post-offer, pre-employment contingencies 
  • Ability to work any and/or rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, or overtime if applicable 
  • Basic computer skills 
  • Must provide basic tools 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Previous experience as an Industrial Machinist with basic knowledge and understanding of machine technology, construction, operation of heavy industrial machinery and power/control devices, familiar with working properties of metals. 
  • Apprenticeship completed as Industrial Machinist or Tool Room Machinist 
  • Industrial Machinist Journeyman's card or AAS in Machinist Technology  
  • Desire and willingness to learn and perform across crafts 
  • Experience adhering to industry-specific safety standards 

Candidate Criteria: 

  • Ability to communicate with all crafts to facilitate repairs, modifications to parts and to fabricate original parts.  
  • 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 whether working on a team or individual projects 
  • Commitment to working safely 
  • Willingness to adhere to tobacco-free policy.

Machinist, Manual lathe, tool & die, milling

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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