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Tire Repairers and Changers - 49-3093.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Repair and replace tires.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Alignment Technician
  • Lube Technician
  • Service Technician
  • Tire Buster
  • Tire Center Supervisor
  • Tire Changer
  • Tire Installer
  • Tire Repairer
  • Tire Shop Mechanic
  • Tire Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble mechanical components or machine parts.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Clean work areas.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
  • Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems.
  • Install vehicle parts or accessories.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Remove parts or components from vehicles.
  • Repair tires.
  • Service vehicles to maintain functionality.
  • Smooth surfaces of objects or equipment.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerospace Ground Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Helper, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-130/C-27J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-17 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-20/C-21/C-22/C-37/C-40/E-4/VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airlift/Special Mission Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, C-5 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Automotive Maintenance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, Any C-135/E-3/E-8 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, B-52 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, Any C-135/E-3/E-8 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, B-52 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Helper, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, Any C-135/E-3/E-8 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, B-52 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, KC-10 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Refuel/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, KC-46 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, MQ-1/MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Helper, MQ-1/MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Helper, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, MQ-1/MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Apprentice, F-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Apprentice, F-35 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Helper, F-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Helper, F-35 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Journeyman, F-22 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (5th Generation) Journeyman, F-35 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, A-10/U-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, F-15 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice, F-16 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Helper, A-10/U-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Helper, F-15 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Helper, F-16 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, A-10/U-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, F-15 (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Tire Repairer