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Tire Technician/Llantero

Elgin, IllinoisFull-time
About the Job
About Our Organization:
  A family-owned business with over 20 years of experience, Chihuahua Tire understands the importance of safety and vehicle reliability. Our mechanics intentionally treat every vehicle and budget as if it was our own.  We pride ourselves on integrity, determination, and consistency. Being committed to offering a variety of quality services at affordable costs is how we stand by every job completed. What initially started off as tires and basic auto repair has aggressively grown into multiple locations throughout the Chicago area. Do you take pride in your work? Are you an avid car enthusiast?  Ever had the desire to be part of a respectable team?  If so, come join our family and help become a part of growing something that truly impacts the community!

Job Summary
The Tire Technician role is imperative to ensuring customers leave with safe & reliable transportation. You will repair and replace tires on a daily basis. 
  • Raise vehicles, using hydraulic jacks
  • Remount wheels onto vehicles
  • Unbolt and remove wheels from vehicles, using lug wrenches or other hand or power tools
  • Place wheels on balancing machines to determine counterweights required to balance wheels
  • Identify tire size and ply and inflate tires accordingly
  • Replace valve stems and remove puncturing objects
  • Hammer required counterweights onto rims of wheels
  • Reassemble tires onto wheels
  • 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 tear
  • Locate punctures in tubeless tires by visual inspection or by immersing inflated tires in water baths and observing air bubbles.
  • Glue tire patches over ruptures in tire casings, using rubber cement
  • Assist mechanics and perform various mechanical duties, such as changing oil or checking and replacing batteries
  • Rotate tires to different positions on vehicles, using hand tools
  • Clean and tidy up the shop
  • Perform other relevant duties to the role as they arise

Work Activities
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Clean work areas
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites
  • Install vehicle parts or accessories
  • Reassemble equipment after repair
  • Remove parts or components from vehicles
  • Repair tires

Basic Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Social Skills
  • Service Orientation
  • Actively looking for ways to help people.

System Skills
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Systems Analysis
    Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Physical Demands
  • Walk; Sit; Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; Reach with hands and arms; Climb or balance; Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; 

Lifts Weight or Exerts Force Work Environment
  • Up to 50 pounds; Up to 100 pounds;