Tyre Technician Kaiwhakamau Taea

Tyre technicians remove, repair and fit tyres for all types of vehicles. They also advise customers on different types of tyres, and check and adjust vehicle wheel alignment.

Tyre technicians may do some or all of the following:

  • advise customers on tyres
  • remove old tread from tyres
  • change or repair tyres and balance wheels
  • align wheels
  • test-drive vehicles to diagnose problems and make sure problems have been fixed
  • receive, check and shelve new tyres.

Physical Requirements

Tyre technicians need to have a good level of fitness and strong backs.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for tyre technicians includes:

  • work with vehicles
  • general mechanical work
  • tyre retailing
  • customer service work.

Personal Qualities

Tyre technicians need to be:

  • accurate, with an eye for detail
  • able to follow instructions
  • good team members
  • able to concentrate for long periods
  • practical, including the ability to operate machinery.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for tyre technicians includes:

  • work with vehicles
  • general mechanical work
  • tyre retailing
  • customer service work.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements for this job, but NCEA Level 1 English and maths are useful.

Tyre Technicians can earn around $39K-$45K per year per year.

Tyre technicians usually start out fitting tyres, then progress into wheel alignment work as they gain experience.

Tyre technicians may also move into supervisory or managerial roles.

Tyre Technician

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