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Building and Plumbing Labourers

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
Speaking
 62
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Coordination
 60
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Active Listening
 57
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.
Critical Thinking
 57
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Operation and Control
 57
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Operation Monitoring
 57
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Social Perceptiveness
 57
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Complex Problem Solving
 55
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Monitoring
 52
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension
 52
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Equipment Selection
 50
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Time Management
 50
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Judgment and Decision Making
 47
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Learning
 45
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Equipment Maintenance
 45
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Quality Control Analysis
 45
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Learning Strategies
 42
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Management of Personnel Resources
 42
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Repairing
 42
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Troubleshooting
 42
Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

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