Tire Buffer

Tend buffing machines that remove rubber from tire body.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tire Buffers do?

Tends buffing machine that removes rubber from tire body to prepare tire for retreading: Positions tire on holder of machine. Places metal plate against tire and turns bolt to hold plate in place, using wrench. Inflates tire with air. Starts tire rotating and pushes lever that moves tire against abrasive wheel that cuts tread from tire. Turns dial to position buffing wheel against tire. Measures tire to determine size of retreading mold, using tapeline. May apply cement to tire to be retreaded, using brush. May inspect tire casings prior to buffing.

Should I be a Tire Buffer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • 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: White-Sidewall-Tire Buffer

    How to become a Tire Buffer

    Most Tire Buffers 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:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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