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Tire Repairers & Changers

Also called: Tire Technician, Tire Changer, Tire Shop Mechanic, Tire Buster

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force or Marine Corps.

What they do:
Repair and replace tires.
On the job, you would:
  • Identify and inflate tires correctly for the size and ply.
  • Place wheels on balancing machines to determine counterweights required to balance wheels.
  • Raise vehicles, using hydraulic jacks.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Recordkeeping software
Project management software
  • Project estimation software

Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)
some college or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$23,590
per year, on average
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