Automobile Tire Repairers and Changers


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Automobile Tire Repairers and Changers

Automobile Tire Repairers and Changers - Physical Demands

Tire repairers and changers frequently:

  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Bend or twist their body.
  • Walk or run for long periods of time.
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  • Repeat the same movements.
  • Kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl.

It is important for tire repairers and changers to be able to:

  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.
  • Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
  • Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.
  • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
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  • Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
  • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
  • Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.

It is not as important, but still necessary, for tire repairers and changers to be able to:

  • React quickly using hands, fingers, or feet.
  • Understand the speech of another person.
  • See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
  • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
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  • Determine the distance between objects.
  • Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.
  • Choose quickly and correctly among various movements when responding to different signals.
  • Adjust body movements or equipment controls to keep pace with speed changes of moving objects.
  • Use muscles for extended periods without getting tired.
  • Move arms and legs quickly.
  • Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.
  • Coordinate movement of several parts of the body, such as arms and legs, while the body is moving.
  • Make fast, repeated movements of fingers, hands, and wrists.
  • Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
  • Keep or regain the body's balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  • Determine from which direction a sound came.
  • See objects in very bright or glaring light.
  • See objects in very low light.
  • While looking forward, see objects or movements that are off to the side.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.