Tire Technician (177 views)

Houghton, MI
September 9, 2019

Auto-Pro Glass & Tire, a full-service glass, tire and automotive repair facility, seeks a motivated Tire Technician to join our team in Houghton, Michigan.  If you’re able to follow directions and work with little to no supervision, we want to hear from you!



  • Raise vehicles using hydraulic jacks.
  • Unbolt/remove wheels from vehicles using lug wrenches or other hand/power tools.
  • Remount wheels onto vehicles; reassemble tires onto wheels.
  • Place wheels on balancing machines to determine counterweights required to balance wheels; hammer required counterweights onto rims of wheels.
  • Identify tire size and ply; inflate tires accordingly.
  • Replace valve stems and remove puncturing objects.
  • Locate punctures in tubeless tires by visual inspection or by immersing inflated tires in water baths and observing air bubbles.
  • Seal punctures in tubeless tires by inserting adhesive material and expanding rubber plugs into punctures, using hand tools.
  • Inspect tire casings for defects such as holes or tears.
  • Separate tubed tires from wheels using rubber mallets, metal bars or mechanical tire changers.
  • Glue tire patches over ruptures in tire casings, using rubber cement.
  • Buff defective areas of inner tubes, using scrapers.
  • Inflate inner tubes and immerse them in water to locate leaks.
  • Prepare rims and wheel drums for reassembly by scraping, grinding, or sandblasting.
  • Assist mechanics; perform various mechanical duties (change oil, check/replace batteries).
  • Rotate tires to different positions on vehicles using hand tools.
  • Clean and tidy up the shop.
  • Clean sides of whitewall tires.


COMPENSATION/BENEFITS. Starting wage of $10 – $16 per hour, based on your knowledge and experience, with opportunity to grow within our company. In addition, our team enjoys performance incentives, a SIMPLE IRA, supplemental insurance, paid vacation and paid holidays, and ample training. The ideal candidate works 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday and occasionally on Saturdays.


WHAT YOU NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL.  The Auto-Pro Tire Technician has an exceptional work ethic, is trustworthy and reliable, and is committed to providing top-notch service to our staff, customers and vendors. To succeed, an applicant has:

  • Previous work experience repairing, replacing, mounting and rotating vehicle tires, desired, however, we will train an entry level technician who demonstrates a passion for our business and the work we do.
  • Mechanics experience, a bonus.
  • Ability to use shop computers necessary for diagnostics.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with attention to detail and pride in your work.
  • Ability to work under time constraints to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license, required.

INTERESTED? Apply online below.

Position open until filled.

Learn more about us at autoproglass.com   

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