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Tire Repairers & Changers

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

Where in the Air Force? In the Air Force: Aerospace Maintenance Apprentice, C-17; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-130/C-27J; Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-130/C-27J; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, Any C-135/E-3/E-8; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, KC-46; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, B-52; Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, B-2; Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, MQ-1/MQ-9; Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, MQ-1/MQ-9; Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Craftsman

What they do:
Repair and replace tires.
On the job, you would:
  • Raise vehicles, using hydraulic jacks.
  • Remount wheels onto vehicles.
  • Unbolt and remove wheels from vehicles, using lug wrenches or other hand or power tools.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Business
  • customer service
  • management

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

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

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
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Data base user interface and query software
  • Recordkeeping software
Project management software
  • Project estimation software

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$23,730
per year, on average
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