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TIRE REPAIRERS AND CHANGERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Repair and replace tires.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Unbolt and remove wheels from vehicles, using lug wrenches or other hand or power tools.
  • Identify tire size and ply and inflate tires accordingly.
  • Assist mechanics and perform various mechanical duties, such as changing oil or checking and replacing batteries.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people..
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others..
  • 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..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly..
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • 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..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions..
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Short-term on-the-job training (short demonstration up to one month)
 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $28,379.00 $13.64 $10.68 $10.76 - $14.97
Bridgeport/Stamford $26,079.00 $12.54 $10.84 $10.89 - $13.97
Danbury $33,194.00 $15.96 $12.00 $12.77 - $17.66
Hartford $24,751.00 $11.90 $10.26 $9.96 - $11.99
New Haven $31,430.00 $15.11 $10.75 $11.41 - $17.19
Waterbury $23,007.00 $11.06 $10.96 $10.42 - $11.77
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 900 930 0.4% 34
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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