Tube Repairer

Repair defects in cured tubes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tube Repairers do?

Repairs defects in cured tubes: Cuts out defective areas, such as buckles, cracks, and thin spots, with scissors. Buffs cut edge, washes with solvent, and brushes cement on area to be repaired. Applies uncured gum patch and bonds with hand roller. Removes defective valves, washes area, and applies new valve. Spot-cures repairs on automatic or manually operated air-ram press. Buffs repaired areas to smooth finish with hand buffing machine.

Should I be a Tube Repairer?

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

  • Also known as: Air Tube Releaser, Tire Repairman

    How to become a Tube Repairer

    Tube Repairers 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 Repairer-related education!
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