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Tire Repairers and Changers
District Of Columbia

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Repair and replace tires.

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Currently Employed: 40

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $9.76 - $15.06

Typical Annual Salary: $20,300 - $31,300

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Raise vehicles, using hydraulic jacks.
  • Remount wheels onto vehicles.
  • Unbolt and remove wheels from vehicles, using lug wrenches or other hand or power tools.
  • Identify tire size and ply and inflate tires accordingly.
  • Place wheels on balancing machines to determine counterweights required to balance wheels.
  • Replace valve stems and remove puncturing objects.
  • Hammer required counterweights onto rims of wheels.
  • Reassemble tires onto wheels.
  • Seal punctures in tubeless tires by inserting adhesive material and expanding rubber plugs into punctures, using hand tools.
  • Inspect tire casings for defects, such as holes or tears.

tools & technology

  • Awls
  • Pry bars
  • Razor knives
  • Shears
  • Vulcanizing machines

  • Accounting software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Project management software

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