Hand Tire Trimmer

Trim excess rubber formed on pneumatic tires during a curing process.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Tire Trimmers do?

Trims excess rubber formed on solid or pneumatic tires during curing process, using knives: Lifts tire onto turntable or machine-driven rollers, or works on overhead or roller conveyors. Trims excess rubber from tread, sidewall, and inside diameter of tires as tire is rotated manually or mechanically. Lifts tire from table or pulls lever to remove it from rollers. May buff tires to remove defects and foreign matter and impart smooth finish, using power buffing wheel. May remove burrs and marks from rim band of solid tires, using power hand grinder or wire brush. May paint rim bands of solid tires with rust inhibiting coating. May be designated Solid-Tire Finisher.


Should I be a Hand Tire Trimmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Tire Trimmer, Hand

    How to become a Hand Tire Trimmer

    Most Hand Tire Trimmers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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