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Pipefitter - Topeka, KS

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Physical Address

Topeka, KS 66612
Job Description

General Description:

As a Maintenance Pipefitter, 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:

+ Layout, assemble, install, maintain and troubleshoot pipe systems, process equipment, pipe supports, and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling lubricating, sprinkling and plant productions equipment and systems including water, air, steam, gas and various chemicals

+ Understand and apply knowledge relating to the principles of pumps and bearings, valves of all types, pneumatic and hydraulic controls for both high and low-pressure systems

+ Repair/replace equipment (e.g., valves, hydraulics, cooling systems, motor parts)

+ Use stock and die or pipe threading machine and necessary craft hand tools in performance of work

+ Interpret blueprints, sketches, layouts, piping diagrams, or specifications

+ Measure and make sketches for parts or piping, lay out center lines, butt, drill, tap and align holes

+ Know the various sizes and uses of the different kinds of pipe and tubing, piped tubing fittings, joints and equipment for channeling services throughout the facility and know how these are fitted and connected

+ 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

+ 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 Manufacturing Pipefitter with basic knowledge and understanding of machine technology, construction, operation of heavy industrial machinery and power/control devices

+ Industrial Pipefitter Journeyman’s card or AAS in Pipefitting

+ Desire and willingness to learn and perform across crafts

+ Experience adhering to industry-specific safety standards

Candidate Criteria:

+ Self-motivated: demonstrates appropriate initiative with or without direct supervision

+ Hard worker: someone who works diligently to get tasks done

+ 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

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. We employ about 64,000 people and manufacture products in 48 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Goodyear’s two Innovation Centers 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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