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Date:  May 14, 2022
Country/Region:  US
City:  Texarkana AR
Job Requisition:  34644

Cooper Tire offers an entirely unique work experience because no matter what your title is, you’ll play a part in contributing to the development, manufacturing and marketing of some of the most innovative tire products in the world. Cooper is a fun and exciting place to work. We are constantly on the lookout for motivated individuals who lead by example and inspire others to greatness. The opportunities are endless and the rewards rich for those who believe that job satisfaction and career success begin with a satisfied customer. Careers are a Journey…Come Ride with Us!


A Millwright for Cooper Tire installs, repairs and maintains equipment in accordance with diagrams, sketches, operation manuals and specifications. The Millwright will work on machinery and mechanical equipment; such as cranes, pumps, engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, production machines and automotive and construction equipment using hand tools, power tools and precision-measuring and testing equipment. This position observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble, dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts; using hoists, cranes, hand tools and power tools, and examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.


Job Specific Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Inspecting used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements
  • Using rules, calipers, micrometers and other measuring instruments
  • Adjusting functional parts of devices and control instruments; using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs and straightedges.
  • Welding metals and having the knowledge of metals that cannot be welded
  • Operating milling machine, boring mill, drill press, grinders, etc. in installation and repair of machinery and equipment
  • Performing assigned preventive maintenance according to established procedures
  • Responsible for observance of all safety regulations within plant and/or applicable to the trade
  • Installing and maintains piping necessary to supply air, water, steam and other fluid to all areas of the facility
  • Constructing and finishes conveyors, structures, equipment and machinery from drawings, sketches and details supplied by others.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma, GED OR the Workforce Center’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) with a minimum of Silver Certificate level (we will accept the CRC Silver Certificate or higher in lieu of a high school diploma or G.E.D.)
  • Successful completion of an accredited apprenticeship program in this specific craft OR 60 months (five years) total work experience working full time in this specific craft with at least one year working full time in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Must score adequately on the Millwright Proficiency Test
  • Working knowledge of physical properties of common metals required, i.e., strength in shear, tension and compression, hardness, etc.
  • Must have the ability to interpret printed instructions and drawings necessary to the installation of machinery and equipment



  • Schedule is a 2-2-3 schedule, as the plant works a 24/7 continuous operation schedule.  Standard schedule works every other weekend.  
  • New hires likely to be placed on night shift based on seniority.  Some areas may train on day shift and then the new hire is moved to a shift based upon seniority.  


Work Environment:

The job is within a heavy industrial environment and you may be required to work within various areas of the factory. Dependent upon the area you will work in, the environmental conditions can be hot, cold, dirty, greasy, wet, and noisy. The position requires you to work a continuous operation, which will include Saturdays and Sundays.  Must be able to work any shift assignment, including night shift. The position also requires you to work overtime as needed. Additionally, safety is our highest priority and safety procedures/guidelines must be adhered to at all times. This includes safety wear such as hearing protection, eye protection, protective clothing and steel-toed shoes. Punctuality and attendance are extremely important to the success of the operations in general as well as contributing to an overall positive team atmosphere.



  • Medical/dental/vision/life and disability coverage
  • 401(k)
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Matching Gift Program for eligible charitable contributions
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Discounts


Cooper Tire is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop and retain top candidates by providing an engaging culture and opportunities to grow and develop. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

Job Segment: Welding, Supply, Manufacturing, Night, Operations

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