Tire Balancer

Inspect cured tires for conformance to balance specifications.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tire Balancers do?

Inspects cured tires for conformance to balance specifications: Lifts tire onto balance table manually or with hoist. Pulls lever to spread holding fixture that secures tire in position. Releases lock that permits balance table to float freely on mounting and bubble gauge to function. Observes bubble gauge to determine if tire balance is within specified limits. Marks tire where gauge indicates lightest area, for location of inner-tube valve. Lays aside unacceptable tires and lifts acceptable tires onto conveyor. May affix identification labels on acceptable tires.


Should I be a Tire Balancer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Armature Balancer

    How to become a Tire Balancer

    Most Tire Balancers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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