Tyre Technician
Careers New Zealand
New Zealand
9d ago

Pay for tyre technicians varies depending on experience, but they usually earn between $34,000 and $45,000 a year.

Source : Bridgestone New Zealand, 2017.

This information is a guide only. )

What you will do

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.
  • Skills and knowledge

    Tyre technicians need to have knowledge of :

  • different types of tyres and the construction of tyres
  • tyre removal and fitting techniques
  • vehicle parts
  • New Zealand Transport Agency regulations and safety standards.
  • Tyre technicians :

  • usually work regular business hours but may do shift work, weekends and attend emergency call-outs
  • work in tyre fitting workshops and may work from a service vehicle to attend breakdowns.
  • Entry requirements

    There are no specific entry requirements to become a tyre technician, although most employers require you to have a driver's licence.

    Most employers also expect successful applicants to pass a medical examination, which includes a drug test.

    Tyre technicians gain skills on the job.

    Secondary education

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

    Personal requirements

    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.
  • Physical requirements

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

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