Tube Balancer

Test tubes for airplane tires.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tube Balancers do?

Tests tubes for airplane tires to ensure conformance to balance specifications and glues patch to tube to equalize weight: Inflates tube with airhose, and fits it over hub of gravity balance wheel to locate heavy area. Determines overweight and selects balance patch to equalize weight. Hand buffs and brushes cement on area to which patch is applied. Bonds patch to area, using hand roller.

Should I be a Tube Balancer?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Crankshaft Balancer

    How to become a Tube Balancer

    Tube Balancers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Tube Balancer-related education!
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