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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

This page provides data, sourced from the United States Occupational Information Network (O*Net) on skills, knowledge, abilities, interests, job environment, work values, activities and tasks for the best fit O*Net occupation.

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Skills

Skills are developed capacities that facilitate learning and the performance of activities that occur across jobs. The most important skills for this occupation are shown below.

SkillImportance (%)Description
Active Listening
 62
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Quality Control Analysis
 62
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Critical Thinking
 60
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Repairing
 60
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Speaking
 60
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Troubleshooting
 60
Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Complex Problem Solving
 57
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Coordination
 57
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Equipment Maintenance
 55
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Installation
 55
Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Judgment and Decision Making
 55
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring
 55
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Operation and Control
 55
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Time Management
 55
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Equipment Selection
 52
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Operation Monitoring
 52
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Active Learning
 50
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Reading Comprehension
 47
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Social Perceptiveness
 47
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Instructing
 42
Teaching others how to do something.

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