What Does A Tire Builder Do (including Their Typical Day at Work)

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Tire Builders

Tire Builders operate machines to build tires.

Salary
$45980
Becoming One
Easy
Education
No degree required
Job Satisfaction
Low
Job Growth

Personality





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What they do

Tire Builders operate machines to build tires.

  • Start rollers that bond tread and plies as drums revolve.
  • Activate bead setters that press prefabricated beads onto plies.
  • Inspect worn tires for faults, cracks, cuts, and nail holes, and determine if tires are suitable for retreading.
  • Cut plies at splice points, and press ends together to form continuous bands.

Typical day

On a daily basis, Tire Builders cut plies at splice points, and press ends together to form continuous bands. They activate bead setters that press prefabricated beads onto plies.

A typical day for a Tire Builder will also include:

  • Roll camelbacks onto casings by hand, and cut camelbacks, using knives.
  • Start rollers that bond tread and plies as drums revolve.
  • Depress pedals to rotate drums, and wind specified numbers of plies around drums to form tire bodies.
  • Align treads with guides, start drums to wind treads onto plies, and slice ends.
  • Rub cement sticks on drum edges to provide adhesive surfaces for plies.

Other responsibilities

Besides their typical day, Tire Builders also brush or spray solvents onto plies to ensure adhesion, and repeat the process as specified, alternating direction of each ply to strengthen tires. They may also fill cuts and holes in tires, using hot rubber.

On a weekly to monthly basis, Tire Builders depress pedals to collapse drums after processing is complete. They might also roll hand rollers over rebuilt casings, exerting pressure to ensure adhesion between camelbacks and casings.

In addition, they rub cement sticks on drum edges to provide adhesive surfaces for plies.

Although specific duties may vary, many of them position rollers that turn ply edges under and over beads or use steel rods to turn ply edges.

To some Tire Builders, it is also their responsibility to fit inner tubes and final layers of rubber onto tires.

Freedom to make decisions

How much decision making freedom does this job offer?

No freedom
28%

Very little freedom
30%

Limited freedom
9%

Some freedom
13%

A lot of freedom
20%

Structured vs unstructured work

To what extent is this job structured for you versus allowing you to determine your own tasks, priorities, and goals?

No freedom
55%

Very little freedom
5%

Limited freedom
3%

Some freedom
15%

A lot of freedom
22%


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What is the job like

Job satisfaction

Low

Is this job meaningful

Low

61% said they were satisfied with their job and 46% said they found their job meaningful.


Pros

Suitable for people who like practical and hands-on work.

Suitable for people who want to work in a supportive work environment.

This career is perfect for people who love to work indoors.

It is easy to get into this career. Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for this career.

Cons

Not suitable for people who like to help and teach others.

Salary is below average.

Demand for this career is declining.

How much do they make

Average salary

$45980 per year

Average hourly wage

$22 per hour

Entry-level Tire Builders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $29,860 to $36,100 per year or $14 to $17 per hour.

Salary range Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $30 $63,030
Senior (Top 25%) $27 $57,070
Middle (Mid 50%) $22 $46,270
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $36,100
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $29,860

What is the work day like

Working hours

Less than 40 hours
31%

40 hours
47%

More than 40 hours
22%

Working schedule

46%

53%

1%

Work with group or team

How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?

Not important at all
5%

Fairly important
35%

Important
34%

Very important
9%

Extremely important
17%

Deal with external customers

How important is it to work with customers in this job?

Not important at all
45%

Fairly important
32%

Important
6%

Very important
1%

Extremely important
15%

Manage or lead others

How important is it to coordinate or lead others in completing work activities in this job?

Not important at all
41%

Fairly important
35%

Important
4%

Very important
8%

Extremely important
11%

Email

How often do you use email in this job?

Once a week
0%

Every day
7%

Telephone

How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?

Once a week
4%

Every day
8%

Group discussions

How often do you have group discussions in this job?

Once a week
26%

Every day
62%

Public speaking

How often does this job require you to do public speaking?

Never
69%

Once a year
27%

Once a month
3%

Once a week
0%

Every day
1%

Frequency of conflict situations

How often are there conflict situations in this job?

Never
29%

Once a year
15%

Once a month
27%

Once a week
2%

Every day
26%

Dealing with angry people

How often do you have to deal with angry, unpleasant, or discourteous individuals in this job?

Never
16%

Once a year
14%

Once a month
38%

Once a week
31%

Every day
0%

Dealing with physically aggressive people

How often do you have to deal with physically aggressive people in this job?

Never
40%

Once a year
60%

Once a month
0%

Once a week
0%

Every day
0%

Level of competition

How much competitive pressure is in this job?

Not competitive at all
19%

Slightly competitive
43%

Moderately competitive
36%

Highly competitive
2%

Extremely competitive
1%

Repetition in this job

How important is repeating the same type of task over and over in this job?

Not important at all
1%

Fairly important
18%

Important
26%

Very Important
16%

Extremely Important
40%

Impact of decisions on co-workers or company results

What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the reputation or financial resources of your employer?

No impact
3%

Minor impact
38%

Moderate impact
1%

Important impact
9%

Very important impact
50%

Frequency of decision making

How frequently do you have to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the reputation of the company?

Never
17%

Once a year
31%

Once a month
0%

Once a week
1%

Every day
51%

Responsibility for others’ health and safety

How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?

No responsibility
7%

Limited responsibility
39%

Moderate responsibility
34%

High responsibility
1%

Very high responsibility
20%

Responsibility for outcomes and results

How much responsibility is there for the work outcomes and results of other workers?

No responsibility
9%

Limited responsibility
15%

Moderate responsibility
27%

High responsibility
1%

Very high responsibility
47%

What is the work environment like

Office-style environment

Indoors in an environmentally controlled condition

Never
40%

Once a year or more
0%

Once a month or more
0%

Once a week or more
0%

Every day
60%

Warehouse-style environment

Indoors in a non-controlled environmental condition such as a warehouse

Never
27%

Once a year or more
0%

Once a month or more
27%

Once a week or more
1%

Every day
44%

Outdoors

Outdoors exposed to all weather conditions

Never
49%

Once a year or more
33%

Once a month or more
10%

Once a week or more
1%

Every day
6%

Outdoors – Under Cover

Outdoors but under cover (e.g. structure with roof but no walls)

Never
68%

Once a year or more
29%

Once a month or more
0%

Once a week or more
2%

Every day
1%

How to become one

Difficulty to become one

Easy
You may need some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience. Most careers in this difficulty category usually don’t require a degree. However, you will need a few months of on-the-job training with experienced employees. Similar careers include Customer Service Representatives, Security Guards, and Bank Tellers.

Required level of education

What level of education do you need to perform the job?

Less than a High School Diploma
26%

High School Diploma or equivalent
66%

Post-Secondary Certificate
7%

Some College Courses
0%

Associate’s Degree or similar
0%

Bachelor’s Degree
0%

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
0%

Master’s Degree
0%

Post-Master’s Certificate
0%

First Professional Degree
0%

Doctoral Degree
0%

Post-Doctoral Training
1%

Relevant work experience

How much related work experience do you need to get hired for the job?

None
55%

1 month
10%

1 to 3 months
7%

3 to 6 months
4%

6 months to 1 year
0%

1 to 2 years
23%

2 to 4 years
0%

4 to 6 years
0%

6 to 8 years
0%

8 to 10 years
0%

Over 10 years
1%

On The Job Training

How much on the job training do you need to perform the job?

None or short demonstration
2%

1 month
17%

1 to 3 months
50%

3 to 6 months
2%

6 months to 1 year
12%

1 to 2 years
16%

2 to 4 years
0%

4 to 10 years
0%

Over 10 years
1%

Should you become one

Best personality for this career
The Builder

People with this personality type likes practical and hands-on work. They prefer working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

100%

43%

19%

14%

24%

62%

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People who are suitable for this job tend to like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

They also like following set procedures and routines. They like working with data and details more than with ideas.

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