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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: 35

Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

Typical Hourly Wage: $9.10 - $11.63

Typical Annual Salary: $18,900 - $24,200

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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

  • 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.
  • Apply rubber cement to buffed tire casings prior to vulcanization process.
  • Reassemble tires onto wheels.
  • Drive automobile or service trucks to industrial sites to provide services or respond to emergency calls.
  • Replace valve stems and remove puncturing objects.

tools & technology


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

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

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