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Building and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere)

ANZSCO ID 312999

Overview

All Other Building and Engineering Technicians

  • $2,812 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Building and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere)

  • 4,300 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Building and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Aircraft Detail Draftsperson, Aircraft Systems Technician (Air Force), Airframe Technical Officer, Avionics Systems Technician (Air Force), Biomedical Technician, Corrosion Technician, Mining Detail Draftsperson, and Shipbuilding Draftsperson.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

Tasks
  • Selects tools and equipment.
  • Assembles and installs new and modified assemblies, components and controls.
  • Estimates material costs and quantities.
  • Performs and directs field tests.
  • Prepares designs, plans and schedules for mining operations.
  • Designs ships.
  • Collects and analyses data, carries out complex computations and prepares diagrams.
  • Organises and supervises inspection and maintenance of machines and plant.
  • Ensures that designs and finished work are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions.

Prospects

Pathways

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

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 Metal and Engineering and Resources and Infrastructure Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Building and Engineering Technicians who are hardworking, motivated and can multitask under pressure.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    98% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Chemistry

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Physics

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Transportation

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Technical design

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    46% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    30% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  18. Building and construction

    26% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  20. Communications and media

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Equipment maintenance

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Repairing

    61% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  3. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Operation monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Troubleshooting

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  7. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Quality control analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  12. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Equipment selection

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  18. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Finger dexterity

    59% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  2. Manual dexterity

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Visualization

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  10. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Multilimb coordination

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Perceptual speed

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Hearing sensitivity

    48% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  19. Written expression

    45% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  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. Working with mechanical equipment

    81% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    78% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Documenting or recording information

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    71% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    71% Skill level

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

  9. Working with electronic equipment

    70% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    70% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

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

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Driving vehicles or equipment

    63% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  16. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    60% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Working with computers

    57% Skill level

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

  20. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

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, 49-3011.00 - Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians.

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. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    91% Important

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

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    91% Important

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

  3. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  5. Impact of decisions

    89% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Consequence of error

    88% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  7. Exposure to contaminants

    85% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  8. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  9. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Indoors, not heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  11. Unstructured work

    82% Important

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

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

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

    77% Important

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

  14. Spend time standing

    76% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  15. Cramped work space

    76% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  16. Dangerous equipment

    76% Important

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

  17. Very hot or cold temperatures

    75% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    74% Important

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

  19. Bright or inadequate lighting

    73% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  20. Telephone

    72% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

Values

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

  1. Support

    86% 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. Working conditions

    67% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  5. Independence

    52% 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

    48% 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

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% 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, 49-3011.00 - Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians.

All Other Building and Engineering Technicians

  • $2,812 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Building and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere)

  • 4,300 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Building and Engineering Technicians (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Aircraft Detail Draftsperson, Aircraft Systems Technician (Air Force), Airframe Technical Officer, Avionics Systems Technician (Air Force), Biomedical Technician, Corrosion Technician, Mining Detail Draftsperson, and Shipbuilding Draftsperson.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

Tasks
  • Selects tools and equipment.
  • Assembles and installs new and modified assemblies, components and controls.
  • Estimates material costs and quantities.
  • Performs and directs field tests.
  • Prepares designs, plans and schedules for mining operations.
  • Designs ships.
  • Collects and analyses data, carries out complex computations and prepares diagrams.
  • Organises and supervises inspection and maintenance of machines and plant.
  • Ensures that designs and finished work are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

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 Metal and Engineering and Resources and Infrastructure Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Building and Engineering Technicians who are hardworking, motivated and can multitask under pressure.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    98% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Chemistry

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Physics

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Transportation

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Technical design

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    46% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    30% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  18. Building and construction

    26% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  20. Communications and media

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Equipment maintenance

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Repairing

    61% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  3. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Operation monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Troubleshooting

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  7. Complex problem solving

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Quality control analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  12. Speaking

    46% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Equipment selection

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  18. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    43% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Finger dexterity

    59% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  2. Manual dexterity

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Written comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  5. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Visualization

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  10. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  11. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Multilimb coordination

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Oral expression

    54% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Perceptual speed

    52% Skill level

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

  18. Hearing sensitivity

    48% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  19. Written expression

    45% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  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. Working with mechanical equipment

    81% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    78% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Documenting or recording information

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    71% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    71% Skill level

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

  9. Working with electronic equipment

    70% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    70% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

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

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  15. Driving vehicles or equipment

    63% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  16. Researching and investigating

    61% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    60% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    58% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Working with computers

    57% Skill level

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

  20. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

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, 49-3011.00 - Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians.

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. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    91% Important

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

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    91% Important

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

  3. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  5. Impact of decisions

    89% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Consequence of error

    88% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  7. Exposure to contaminants

    85% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  8. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  9. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Indoors, not heat controlled

    84% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  11. Unstructured work

    82% Important

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

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

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

    77% Important

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

  14. Spend time standing

    76% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  15. Cramped work space

    76% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  16. Dangerous equipment

    76% Important

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

  17. Very hot or cold temperatures

    75% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    74% Important

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

  19. Bright or inadequate lighting

    73% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  20. Telephone

    72% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

Values

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

  1. Support

    86% 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. Working conditions

    67% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  5. Independence

    52% 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

    48% 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

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% 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, 49-3011.00 - Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians.
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