Tire Repairer Job Description
Tire repairers are normally employed by automotive repair shops, where they are responsible for repairing and replacing car tires. Performing this job well requires familiarity with many different tools and equipment.
This is an entry-level job, but it provides a lot of exposure and training opportunities for advancement.
Responsibilities for tire repairer jobs include:
- Locating puncture holes through visual inspection or other tests.
- Using hand tools to rotate tires into different positions.
- Assembling tires onto wheels.
- Using hand and power tools to remove tires and wheels from vehicles.
Work Environment and Schedule
Tire repairers work for car dealerships and automotive repair shops. Because most repair shops have bay doors, working conditions are largely dependent on the weather outside. It can get very hot in the summer, and very cold in the winter.
Auto repair shops are rarely open late, so it’s usually possible for tire repairers to keep a fairly regular schedule. Weekends tend to be very busy though, and most employers will required all employees to work a steady number of weekend days.
Tire repairer jobs can be very physically demanding. Expect to spend entire shifts on your feet, raising vehicles, and lifting heavy tires.
How to Become a Tire Repairer
Tire repair is probably the most entry-level job at an automotive repair shop, and most places are willing to train on the job. A high school diploma is sometimes required, but being able to meet the physical demands is normally more important than formal education.
Tire repairers must be good at managing their time in order keep the shop running efficiently and ensuring a good experience for customers. Some tire repairers communicate directly with customers, and explain the type of work that needs to be performed. In those instances, good customer service skills are required.
There are currently 99,000 tire repairers in the United States, with 4,390 new tire repairer job openings created each year.
Tire Repairer jobs are not expected to see much growth beyond their current levels in the next decade.
Tire Repairer Salaries
Tire Repairer salaries can vary depending on your experience, the location, company, industry, and benefits provided. Nationwide, most tire repairers make between $19,600 – $29,200 per year, or $9.41 – $14.06 per hour.