Tyre Repairman

Tyre Repairer

The tasks a Tyre Repairer is expected to perform include:

Repairing the defects in cured tyres by retreading, vulcanizing or other processes

Examining and probing the tyre with an awl (a small pointed tool for making holes) to determine the extent of the defect

Buffing blemishes from tyres, using a portable buffer

Proficient in cutting rubber from around cracks and the buffs area to prepare it for patching

Adept with cementing the gum rubber patch to cut out and build up the defective area

Well-versed with rolling down the patch with a hand stitcher and puncturing the air pockets in the patch to remove the trapped air

Knowledge of buffing and trimming the excess rubber from the tyre

Well-versed with replacing the treads by cutting the defective tread from plies, buffing the ply surface, and cementing the new tread on the plies

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Knowledge of tending the vulcanizing machine to cure the patch on the tyre for a specified time

Team worker

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking


Problem-solving skills

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL)and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to rubber compounding additives, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, respiratory problems, dermatologic problems, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 10,000 to INR15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Rubber Industry in India

There are about 6,000 units comprising 30 large scale, 300 medium scale and around 5600 small scale and tiny sector units. Such units manufacture more than 35,000 rubber products, employing 400 hundred thousand people, which involve 22,000 technically qualified support personnel, contributing 40 billion to the National Exchequer through taxes, duties and other levies. The Indian rubber Industry plays a vital role in the Indian national economy as the rubber plantation sector in India produces over 630 hundred thousand tonnes of natural rubber and there is a projected production of more than one million tonnes in the near future.

The Indian rubber industry comprises about 500 large and medium scale units and nearly 5,500 small and tiny units and is highly labour-intensive with 500,000 people directly employed in the industry. The Indian rubber industry consists of around 5,500 units and is dotted with the presence of several small and tiny units. The tyre industry constitutes around 60 per cent of the Indian rubber industry turnover.

With an estimated production of 125 million tyres during FY 2013, the size of the Indian tyre industry is estimated to be 285-290 billion. The auto industry consists of around 39 companies, spread throughout the country, with many being rather small. Tyre companies directly employ over 0.13 million persons of varying skill levels. The tyre industry consumes around 63% of the total Natural Rubber (NR) produced in the country. Since production of NR involves over 1 million growers (farmers), the tyre industry provides gainful employment to nearly 0.5 million growers of NR, a majority of them in the small grower category. This means that there would be an increase in employment opportunities for people in the rubber sector.

Tyre companies across India

Car Servicing workshops across India

Towns and cities across India