CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Tire Repairers and Changers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Tire Repairers and Changers
Summary Job Description Tasks
Repair and replace tires. Identify and inflate tires correctly for the size and ply.
Place wheels on balancing machines to determine counterweights required to balance wheels.
Raise vehicles using hydraulic jacks.
Remount wheels onto vehicles.
Locate punctures in tubeless tires by visual inspection or by immersing inflated tires in water baths and observing air bubbles.
Unbolt wheels from vehicles and remove them, using lug wrenches and other hand and power tools.
Reassemble tires onto wheels.
Replace valve stems and remove puncturing objects.
Hammer required counterweights onto rims of wheels.
Rotate tires to different positions on vehicles, using hand tools.
Inspect tire casings for defects, such as holes and tears.
Seal punctures in tubeless tires by inserting adhesive material and expanding rubber plugs into punctures, using hand tools.
Glue tire patches over ruptures in tire casings, using rubber cement.
Assist mechanics and perform other duties as directed.
Separate tubed tires from wheels, using rubber mallets and metal bars or mechanical tire changers.
Patch tubes with adhesive rubber patches or seal rubber patches to tubes, using hot vulcanizing plates.
Inflate inner tubes and immerse them in water to locate leaks.
Clean sides of whitewall tires.
Apply rubber cement to buffed tire casings prior to vulcanization process.
Drive automobile or service trucks to industrial sites to provide services and respond to emergency calls.
Prepare rims and wheel drums for reassembly by scraping, grinding, or sandblasting.
Order replacements for tires and tubes.
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.
Place casing-camelback assemblies in tire molds for the vulcanization process and exert pressure on the camelbacks to ensure good adhesion.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Tire Repairers and Changers
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Tire Repairers and Changers
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Tire Repairers and Changers
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Tire Repairers and Changers
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Accounting software Accounting software
Project estimation software Project management software
Recordkeeping software Data base user interface and query software
4-way tire valve tools Specialty wrenches
Air drills Pneumatic drill
Air spray guns Compressed air gun
Air/steam bags Air bags for loading
Airless spray guns Hand sprayers
Awls Awls
Bail cutting knives Razor knives
Balancing machines Wheel balancing equipment
Bead breakers Wedges
Bead expanders Expanders
Bead seaters Pry bars
Buffers Power buffers
Computerized tire/wheel balancing equipment Wheel balancing equipment
Curved-point scalpel knives Razor knives
Cutting blades Knife blades
Deburring tools Deburring equipment
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Duck-billed bead-breaking wedges Wedges
Electric knife heaters Heater elements
Eye protection Safety glasses
Fast-trim vent knives Razor knives
Hammers Hammers
Hand rasps Rasps
Hand rollers for adhesives Adhesive rollers
Handheld extruders Extruders
Hawk bill knives Razor knives
Heavy duty T-handle reamers Reamers
Heavy duty T-handle spiral probe cement tools Insertion tools
Heavy duty awls Awls
Holding clamps Hold down clamps
Hot vulcanizing plates Vulcanizing machines
Hub-cap pullers Pullers
Hydraulic jacks Jacks
Hydraulic pumps Hydraulic pumps
Inner-liner scrapers Scrapers
Insertion tools Insertion tools
Insulated heater knives Razor knives
Jacks Jacks
Lug wrenches Specialty wrenches
Mallets Mallets
Mechanical tire changers Tire changing machines
Mill knives Razor knives
Mold presses Rubber or plastic presses
Notched-blade trim knives Razor knives
Personal computers Personal computers
Pneumatic wrenches Pneumatic impact wrenches
Power grinders Power grinders
Power hoists Hoists
Power tire spreaders Expanders
Pricking awls Awls
Razor knives Razor knives
Regroovers Power routers
Respirators Respirators
Rim clamp tire changers Tire changing machines
Rubber patch guns Hand sprayers
Safety gloves Protective gloves
Safety shoes Safety shoes
Scissors Shears
Scrapers Scrapers
Shears Shears
Square point knives Razor knives
Stickleback rasps Rasps
Taper point knives Razor knives
Thermocutters Razor knives
Tire hammers Hammers
Tire irons Pry bars
Tire knockers Mallets
Tire plug guns Compressed air gun
Tire probing awls Awls
Tire reamers Reamers
Tire stands Engine or vehicle stands
Tire tread depth gauges Height gauges
Torque wrenches Torque wrenches
Trimmer shears Shears
Truck lock ring removers Retaining ring pliers
Truck tire spoons Pry bars
Utility knives Utility knives
Vulcanizing machines Vulcanizing machines
Wire brushes Wire brushes
Workshop cranes Workshop cranes
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Tire Repairers and Changers
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
Related Work Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
Required Level of Education Some College Courses
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
Related Work Experience None
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Tire Repairers and Changers
Alternate Job Title(s)
Auto Tire Worker
Automotive Mechanic (Auto Mechanic)
Automotive Technician (Auto Technician)
General Service Technician (GST)
Service Technician
Tire Balancer
Tire Buster
Tire Changer
Tire Fixer
Tire Groover
Tire Installer
Tire Man
Tire Mechanic
Tire Mounter
Tire Repairer
Tire Servicer
Tire Shop Mechanic
Tire Technician
Tire Worker
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Tire Repairers and Changers
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