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Boat Builders and Repairers

ANZSCO ID 399111

Overview

All Boat Builders and Shipwrights

  • $1,602 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Boat Builders and Repairers

  • 2,300 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Boat Builder and Repairers build, repair and modify boats.

Specialisations: Composite Boat Builder, Rigger (Boat), Sparmaker, Wooden Boat Builder, Yacht Builder.

You usually need a certificate II or III in marine craft construction or boating services to work as a Boat Builder and Repairer.

Tasks
  • Studies plans and specifications, and prepares templates and scale plans for fabrication and cutting of hull sections.
  • Marks reference points and lines on dry docks and slipways.
  • Checks position and functioning of slipway apparatus.
  • Assembles shells of boats and erecting hull sections of ship.
  • Erects and prepares launching platforms, conducting pre-launch tests and supervising launching procedures.
  • Installs masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment.
  • Builds and installs structures such as cabins, machine mountings, propeller supports and rudders.
  • Determines repair requirements and procedures.
  • May make hull moulds and fabricate and repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass, reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, kevlar, fibreglass and concrete.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate II or III in marine craft construction or boating services to work as a Boat Builder and Repairer.

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 Maritime, Automotive Retail, Service and Repair and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Boat Builders and Shipwrights 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. Engineering and technology

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    81% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Physics

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Building and construction

    60% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Mechanical

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    52% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  13. Personnel and human resources

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    34% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  20. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    71% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Operations analysis

    64% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  4. Active learning

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Science

    59% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  10. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Quality control analysis

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Written comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    70% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Oral expression

    70% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Mathematics

    66% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  6. Visualization

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Sorting or ordering

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Brainstorming

    63% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  10. Working with numbers

    63% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    61% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  15. Originality

    59% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  16. Far vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    80% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  2. Thinking creatively

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Checking compliance with standards

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Making sense of information and ideas

    65% Skill level

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

  8. Working with computers

    62% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  9. Communicating with the public

    61% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    61% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Researching and investigating

    60% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    59% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    49% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

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, 17-2121.02 - Marine Architects.

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.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with people

    86% Important

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

  7. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Unstructured work

    82% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Spend time sitting

    75% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Indoors, heat controlled

    72% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  15. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Contact with the public

    70% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Competition

    68% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Consequence of error

    68% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  20. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    67% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  2. Independence

    76% 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.

  3. Recognition

    76% 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.

  4. Support

    71% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    69% Important

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

  6. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Creative

    76% Important

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

  3. Practical

    76% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 17-2121.02 - Marine Architects.

All Boat Builders and Shipwrights

  • $1,602 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Boat Builders and Repairers

  • 2,300 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Boat Builder and Repairers build, repair and modify boats.

Specialisations: Composite Boat Builder, Rigger (Boat), Sparmaker, Wooden Boat Builder, Yacht Builder.

You usually need a certificate II or III in marine craft construction or boating services to work as a Boat Builder and Repairer.

Tasks
  • Studies plans and specifications, and prepares templates and scale plans for fabrication and cutting of hull sections.
  • Marks reference points and lines on dry docks and slipways.
  • Checks position and functioning of slipway apparatus.
  • Assembles shells of boats and erecting hull sections of ship.
  • Erects and prepares launching platforms, conducting pre-launch tests and supervising launching procedures.
  • Installs masts, frames, decking, fittings, machines, shafts and safety equipment.
  • Builds and installs structures such as cabins, machine mountings, propeller supports and rudders.
  • Determines repair requirements and procedures.
  • May make hull moulds and fabricate and repair vessels using materials such as aluminium, wood, glass, reinforced plastics, carbon fibre, kevlar, fibreglass and concrete.

You usually need a certificate II or III in marine craft construction or boating services to work as a Boat Builder and Repairer.

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 Maritime, Automotive Retail, Service and Repair and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Boat Builders and Shipwrights 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. Engineering and technology

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    81% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Physics

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Building and construction

    60% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Mechanical

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    52% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  13. Personnel and human resources

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    34% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  20. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    71% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Reading comprehension

    71% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Operations analysis

    64% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  4. Active learning

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Science

    59% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  10. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Quality control analysis

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    45% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Written comprehension

    73% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    70% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Oral expression

    70% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Mathematics

    66% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  6. Visualization

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Sorting or ordering

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Brainstorming

    63% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  10. Working with numbers

    63% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    61% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Written expression

    59% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  15. Originality

    59% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  16. Far vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  17. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  20. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    80% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  2. Thinking creatively

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Checking compliance with standards

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  7. Making sense of information and ideas

    65% Skill level

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

  8. Working with computers

    62% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  9. Communicating with the public

    61% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    61% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Researching and investigating

    60% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    59% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    49% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

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, 17-2121.02 - Marine Architects.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Electronic mail

    95% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Telephone

    94% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Contact with people

    86% Important

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

  7. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    82% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Unstructured work

    82% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Time pressure

    78% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  13. Spend time sitting

    75% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Indoors, heat controlled

    72% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  15. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Contact with the public

    70% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Competition

    68% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Consequence of error

    68% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  20. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    67% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    76% Important

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

  2. Independence

    76% 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.

  3. Recognition

    76% 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.

  4. Support

    71% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    69% Important

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

  6. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

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

  2. Creative

    76% Important

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

  3. Practical

    76% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 17-2121.02 - Marine Architects.
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