Tire Repairer

Repair defects in cured tires.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tire Repairers do?

Repairs defects in cured tires as identified by TIRE INSPECTOR, using handtools and rubber patch: Examines and probes tire with awl to determine extent of defect. Buffs blemishes from tire, using portable buffer. Cuts out rubber around cracks and buffs area to prepare it for patching. Cements gum rubber patch into cutout to build up defective area. Rolls down patch with hand stitcher and punctures air pockets in patch to remove trapped air. Buffs and trims excess patch rubber from tire. Replaces treads by cutting defective tread from plies, buffing ply surface, and cementing new tread onto plies. May tend vulcanizing machine to cure patch on tire for specified time. May replace imprinting plates on electronic replating machine to change or clarify markings on tire.


Should I be a Tire Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Auto Tire Worker, Cycle Repairer, Giant-Tire Repairer, RV Repairer, Tire-and-Tube Repairer, Tire Buster, Tire Fixer See More

    How to become a Tire Repairer

    Most Tire Repairers 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:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2863%25%29|certificate+%2837%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,63,63
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