Band Builder

Build bands for use in manufacturing truck tires.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Band Builders do?

Builds bands for use in manufacturing truck tires: Positions ply stock on drum and aligns stock with sides of drum. Depresses pedal to rotate drum while guiding ply onto drum to form band. Swabs wrinkles with benzol and smooths by hand. Splices ends of plies by pressing with fingers. Repeats operation, reversing angle of splice until specified number of plies are formed into band. Depresses pedal or pulls lever to move rollers against band and rotate drum to bond plies. Pushes pedal to collapse drum and pulls band from drum.

Should I be a Band Builder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Bulk Sealer, Ply Bander, Pocket Builder

    How to become a Band Builder

    Most Band Builders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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