Bead Builder

Wrap rubberized tape around coiled and rubber coated wires.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bead Builders do?

Wraps rubberized tape around coiled and rubber coated wire to reinforce tire bead: Positions bead on machine guide wheels and sets roller clamps to hold bead. Applies end of stock(bead-wrap fabric, gum-filler strip, or bead-flipper fabric) to bead. Starts machine and guides stock from roll onto bead as it rotates. Cuts stock with scissors and presses loose ends onto bead with fingers. Releases clamps and lifts bead to rack. Tags and ties specified quantity and type of bead into bundles. May be designated according to stock applied as Bead Filler; Bead Flipper; Bead Wrapper.


Should I be a Bead Builder?

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

  • Also known as: Box Builder, Die Builder, Retread Builder, Tread Builder

    How to become a Bead Builder

    Most Bead 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:a9aaaa&chl=|no+college+%28100%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,100
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