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Automobile Tire Builders - Working Conditions

In a typical work setting, tire building machine operators:

Interpersonal Relationships

  • Have a very low level of social contact. Operators spend most of their time running machines.

Physical Work Conditions

  • Always work indoors.
  • Are exposed to noise levels that are uncomfortable or distracting on a daily basis.
  • Usually wear protective or safety attire, such as work boots and gloves.
  • Often are exposed to contaminants.
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  • Are often exposed to hazardous equipment, situations, and conditions that may result in minor cuts, scrapes, or burns.

Work Performance

  • Must be exact in their work and be sure all details are done. Errors could cause tires to fail and people could get hurt.
  • Work according to the pace that is set by the speed of the machinery.
  • Repeat the same physical activities.
  • Occasionally make decisions that affect others.
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  • Must meet very strict daily deadlines and quotas.


  • Work either part time or full time. Most work 40 hours per week.
  • May work day or evening shifts.
  • May work rotating shifts.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.