Also known as Buffer, Recapper, Retread Associate, Retread Technician, Retreader, Tire Assembler, Tire Builder, Tire Retreader, Tire Technician, Tread Builder Operator
Also known as Buffer, Recapper, Retread Associate
Tire Builders operate machines to build tires.
Tire Builders are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Tire Builders. More generally, Tire Builders are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Tire Builder is $46,270, and the average salary is $45,980. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Tire Builder salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Tire Builders earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Tire Builders earn less than $29,860 per year, 25% earn less than $36,100, 75% earn less than $57,070, and 90% earn less than $63,030.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Tire Builders is expected to change by -0.5%, and there should be roughly 2,000 open positions for Tire Builders every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Tire Builder are usually higher in their Realistic and Conventional interests.
Tire Builders typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Also, Tire Builders typically have moderate Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Tire Builder tend to value Support, Relationships, and Independence.
Most importantly, Tire Builders moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Second, Tire Builders moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Lastly, Tire Builders moderately value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Tire Builders must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, dependability, and cooperation.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Tire Builders, ranked by importance:
Working as a Tire Builder usually requires a high school diploma.
Tire Builders need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Tire Builders may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as production and processing, administration and management, or mechanical knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Tire Builders might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Tire Builders must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Tire Builders need abilities such as manual dexterity, multilimb coordination, and arm-hand steadiness in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Tire Builders, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Tire Builders frequently use skills like operation and control, operations monitoring, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Tire Builders, ranked by their relative importance.
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