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Tire Changer / Technician

200

Statewide
Job Postings
213th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
2,650

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$10.42 - $14.08

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$10.09 - $14.87

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Tire Changer / Technician - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 200 job postings for the occupation of Tire Changer / Technician in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Tire Changer / Technician. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Tire Changer / Technician Do:

Repair and replace tires.

Common Job Activities:

  • Raise vehicles, using hydraulic jacks.
  • Remount wheels onto vehicles.
  • Unbolt and remove wheels from vehicles, using lug wrenches or other hand or power tools.
  • Place wheels on balancing machines to determine counterweights required to balance wheels.
  • Identify tire size and ply and inflate tires accordingly.
  • Replace valve stems and remove puncturing objects.
  • Hammer required counterweights onto rims of wheels.
  • Seal punctures in tubeless tires by inserting adhesive material and expanding rubber plugs into punctures, using hand tools.
  • Reassemble tires onto wheels.
  • Inspect tire casings for defects, such as holes or tears.
  • Locate punctures in tubeless tires by visual inspection or by immersing inflated tires in water baths and observing air bubbles.
  • Glue tire patches over ruptures in tire casings, using rubber cement.
  • Assist mechanics and perform various mechanical duties, such as changing oil or checking and replacing batteries.
  • Rotate tires to different positions on vehicles, using hand tools.
  • Clean and tidy up the shop.
  • Roll new rubber treads, known as camelbacks, over tire casings and mold the semi-raw rubber treads onto the buffed casings.
  • Buff defective areas of inner tubes, using scrapers.
  • Order replacements for tires or tubes.
  • Prepare rims and wheel drums for reassembly by scraping, grinding, or sandblasting.
  • Apply rubber cement to buffed tire casings prior to vulcanization process.
  • Separate tubed tires from wheels, using rubber mallets and metal bars or mechanical tire changers.
  • Inflate inner tubes and immerse them in water to locate leaks.
  • Patch tubes with adhesive rubber patches or seal rubber patches to tubes, using hot vulcanizing plates.
  • Place tire casings and tread rubber assemblies in tire molds for the vulcanization process and exert pressure to ensure good adhesion.
  • Drive automobile or service trucks to industrial sites to provide services or respond to emergency calls.
  • Clean sides of whitewall tires.

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