Automobile Tire Repairers and Changers

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Automobile Tire Repairers and Changers

Automobile Tire Repairers and Changers - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, tire repairers and changers:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Are responsible for the health and safety of drivers.
  • Have a medium level of social contact. They work alone half the time.
  • Communicate by telephone and in person on a weekly basis.
  • Are responsible for the work done by others.
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  • Are sometimes placed in conflict situations where customers may be rude or angry.
  • Usually work as part of a team.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Work both indoors and outdoors. Temperatures usually aren't controlled, so they may be exposed to very hot or cold air as a result.
  • Are sometimes exposed to hazardous situations, equipment, and contaminants. To protect themselves, they wear protective or safety gear.
  • Are exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable on a daily basis.
  • May get into awkward positions to reach cramped work spaces.
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  • Travel to work sites in a car, truck, or van.
  • Work near others, within a few feet.

Work Performance

  • Must be sure that all details of the job are done and their work is exact. Errors could cause safety hazards for tire users.
  • Work in a competitive atmosphere where daily deadlines must be met.
  • Make decisions that affect customers on a daily and weekly basis. They often consult a supervisor first, but may act alone.
  • Must keep pace with the speed of equipment.
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  • Repeat the same activities.
  • Usually set their daily tasks and goals in conjunction with a supervisor.


  • Usually work 40 hours per week.
  • May work weekends and evenings.
  • Generally work a set schedule.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.