Tire Inspector

Inspect cured tires to ensure conformance to standards.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tire Inspectors do?

Inspects cured tires to ensure conformance to standards: Lifts tire manually or with hoist onto turntable. Revolves table to inspect for sidewall cracks, foreign material, and blisters. Feels beads to detect kinks and feels inner surface of tire to detect spread cords, ply separations, or buckles. May trim toe of bead and mold overflow with knife [TIRE TRIMMER, HAND 750.684-034]. Marks defects and sorts tires for removal to balance and label, repair, or classification sections. May use fluoroscope or camera to detect flaws in tires. May inspect inner tubes. May be designated according to type of tire inspected as Passenger-Tire Inspector; Truck-Tire Inspector.


Should I be a Tire Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Passenger-Tire Inspector, Truck-Tire Inspector

    How to become a Tire Inspector

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