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Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Structures)

ANZSCO ID 323113

Overview

All Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

  • $1,890 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Structures)

  • 300 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Structures) inspect, dismantle and reassemble aircraft structures, and repair and replace components of aircraft frames.

Specialisations: Aircraft Structural Fitter (Air Force, Army).

You need a certificate IV in aeroskills (structures) to work as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Dismantles, inspects, tests, repairs and reassembles sub-assemblies of aircraft frames.
  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies of aircraft frames.
  • Conducts routine pre-flight inspections of engines, aircraft frames and mechanical systems.
  • Maintains records of action taken.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a certificate IV in aeroskills (structures) to work as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Aeroskills Industry and Aviation Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    54% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  2. Mechanical

    54% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  3. Production and processing

    51% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  4. English language

    45% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Technical design

    45% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  7. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  8. Engineering and technology

    41% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  9. Customer and personal service

    41% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  10. Administration and management

    39% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  11. Computers and electronics

    39% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  12. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  13. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  14. Transportation

    30% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  15. Physics

    28% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  16. Geography

    27% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Law and government

    25% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  18. Building and construction

    25% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  19. Communications and media

    23% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  20. Clerical

    23% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Quality control analysis

    54% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  2. Active listening

    45% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  4. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  5. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Repairing

    45% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  7. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  8. Equipment maintenance

    43% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  9. Installation

    43% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  12. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  14. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  15. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Equipment selection

    41% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  17. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  19. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  20. Systems evaluation

    37% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Finger dexterity

    55% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  2. Visualization

    55% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  3. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  5. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Near vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  7. Extent flexibility

    50% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  8. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  9. Control precision

    48% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  10. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  15. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Auditory attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  17. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    75% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    73% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    67% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  5. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  6. Thinking creatively

    61% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    59% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  8. Communicating within a team

    58% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    58% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  10. Building good relationships

    58% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Collecting and organising information

    58% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    58% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    54% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  15. Doing physically active work

    53% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  16. Researching and investigating

    53% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    51% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    50% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  20. Training and teaching others

    49% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-2011.00 - Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  2. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    97% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    93% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Dangerous conditions

    82% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    80% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  10. Contact with people

    79% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  11. Making repetitive motions

    79% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  12. Unstructured work

    76% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  13. Spend time standing

    74% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  14. Repeating same tasks

    73% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  15. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    72% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Consequence of error

    70% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Dangerous equipment

    69% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  20. Health and safety of others

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    95% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Working conditions

    55% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Achievement

    48% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Independence

    48% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  6. Recognition

    43% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    38% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  5. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-2011.00 - Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers.

All Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

  • $1,890 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Structures)

  • 300 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Structures) inspect, dismantle and reassemble aircraft structures, and repair and replace components of aircraft frames.

Specialisations: Aircraft Structural Fitter (Air Force, Army).

You need a certificate IV in aeroskills (structures) to work as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Dismantles, inspects, tests, repairs and reassembles sub-assemblies of aircraft frames.
  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies of aircraft frames.
  • Conducts routine pre-flight inspections of engines, aircraft frames and mechanical systems.
  • Maintains records of action taken.

You need a certificate IV in aeroskills (structures) to work as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Aeroskills Industry and Aviation Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    54% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  2. Mechanical

    54% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  3. Production and processing

    51% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  4. English language

    45% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Technical design

    45% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  7. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  8. Engineering and technology

    41% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  9. Customer and personal service

    41% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  10. Administration and management

    39% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  11. Computers and electronics

    39% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  12. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  13. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  14. Transportation

    30% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  15. Physics

    28% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  16. Geography

    27% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Law and government

    25% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  18. Building and construction

    25% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  19. Communications and media

    23% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  20. Clerical

    23% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Quality control analysis

    54% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  2. Active listening

    45% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  4. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  5. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Repairing

    45% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  7. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  8. Equipment maintenance

    43% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  9. Installation

    43% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  12. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  14. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  15. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Equipment selection

    41% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  17. Instructing

    41% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  19. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  20. Systems evaluation

    37% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Finger dexterity

    55% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  2. Visualization

    55% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  3. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  5. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Near vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  7. Extent flexibility

    50% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  8. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  9. Control precision

    48% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  10. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  15. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Auditory attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  17. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    75% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    73% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    67% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  5. Documenting or recording information

    65% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  6. Thinking creatively

    61% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    59% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  8. Communicating within a team

    58% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    58% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  10. Building good relationships

    58% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Collecting and organising information

    58% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    58% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    54% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  15. Doing physically active work

    53% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  16. Researching and investigating

    53% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    51% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    50% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  20. Training and teaching others

    49% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-2011.00 - Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  2. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    97% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    93% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Dangerous conditions

    82% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    82% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    80% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  10. Contact with people

    79% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  11. Making repetitive motions

    79% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  12. Unstructured work

    76% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  13. Spend time standing

    74% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  14. Repeating same tasks

    73% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  15. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    72% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Consequence of error

    70% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Dangerous equipment

    69% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  20. Health and safety of others

    69% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    95% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Working conditions

    55% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  4. Achievement

    48% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Independence

    48% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  6. Recognition

    43% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    38% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  5. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-2011.00 - Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers.
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