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TIRE SERVICE MECHANIC
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for maintaining and repairing tires and wheels on all size vehicles. This is journey level work involving skilled maintenance and repair of tires and wheels of all sizes particularly large types from snow plows, graders, and back hoes. Emphasis is placed on safety precautions which must be taken in changing large tires. The primary responsibility is in the repair and maintenance of vehicle tires and wheels to provide for optimal vehicle operation and safety. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level employee. Direct supervision may be exercised over an Automotive Mechanic Helper when assigned to assist in tire service work. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Changes and repairs tires and wheels on payloaders, graders, backhoes, automobiles and trucks.
Operates hydraulic hoist, hydraulic jack and ten and twenty ton mechanical jacks.
May operate large machinery such as payloaders, backhoes and sanitation trucks.
Routinely checks all tires, removing those deemed unsafe.
Performs related tire servicing and maintenance out-of-garage at machinery work cites when needed.
Checks and maintains proper tire air pressure on all vehicle, truck and construction equipment tires.
Maintains tire service road equipment such as a truck mounted boom crane, truck mounted air compressor, pneumatic air tools, etc.
Maintains tire inventory by ordering new tires, sending out tires for recapping and maintaining stock items for repairs.
Sets up and maintains safety precautions and equipment.
May repair tires on the road when a vehicle has a flat.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of safety procedures necessary for maintenance and repair of large vehicle tires.
Thorough knowledge of the type of tire appropriate for each vehicle, including large construction vehicles.
Good knowledge of procedures to remove, dismount, repair, remount and install automobile, truck, and large heavy equipment tires.
Good knowledge of tires, tire makes, sizes, types, plies, tube glues, patches and studs.
Good knowledge of various rims and proper application of same.
Good knowledge of proper air pressure for various job applications.
Good knowledge of proper mixes when filling tires with calcium and water and in the containment and removal of liquids.
Ability to use specialized machines and equipment to effectively change tires, which may include but not be limited to, compressors, boom cranes, car and truck tire changers, truck tire spreaders, pneumatic upright tire machines, truck tire inflaters, truck tire balancing machines, etc.
Ability to operate heavy equipment.
Skill in the safe and proper use of tools, machines, and testing equipment.
Ability to recognize and diagnose potential problems with tires, wheels and rims.
Ability to properly fit industrial and truck tires with rim rings.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Two (2) years of full time paid work experience in repairing and maintaining tires and wheels including experience with large heavy equipment tires.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
When required to operate a motor vehicle, possession of a valid New York State Non-CDL or CDL, including any special endorsements, as required for the type of vehicle being operated.