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Tire Builders

Also called: Buffer, Buffer Operator, Builder Operator, Tire Builder

What they do:
Operate machines to build tires.
On the job, you would:
  • Depress pedals to rotate drums, and wind specified numbers of plies around drums to form tire bodies.
  • Start rollers that bond tread and plies as drums revolve.
  • Activate bead setters that press prefabricated beads onto plies.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • management
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Controlled Movement
  • change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
Internet browser software
  • Web browser software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
per year, on average
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