Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers
Repair and replace tires.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Raise vehicles, using hydraulic jacks. Remount wheels onto vehicles. Unbolt and remove wheels from vehicles, using lug wrenches or other hand or power tools. Place wheels on balancing machines to determine counterweights required to balance wheels. Identify tire size and ply and inflate tires accordingly. 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. Locate punctures in tubeless tires by visual inspection or by immersing inflated tires in water baths and observing air bubbles. Glue tire patches over ruptures in tire casings, using rubber cement. Assist mechanics and perform various mechanical duties, such as changing oil or checking and replacing batteries. Rotate tires to different positions on vehicles, using hand tools. Clean and tidy up the shop. Buff defective areas of inner tubes, using scrapers. Order replacements for tires or tubes. Separate tubed tires from wheels, using rubber mallets and metal bars or mechanical tire changers. Inflate inner tubes and immerse them in water to locate leaks. Clean sides of whitewall tires.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $9.19   Entry $19,105.00
Mean $12.64   Mean $26,288.00
Experience $14.37 Experience $29,880.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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