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Construction Riggers

ANZSCO ID 821711

Overview

All Structural Steel Construction Workers

  • $2,100 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Construction Riggers

  • 6,900 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 52 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Construction Riggers assemble and install rigging gear, such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches, to lift, lower, move and position equipment, structural steel, and other heavy objects.

You can work as a Construction Rigger without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in rigging might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Erects lifting tackles by attaching pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures, and installs cables and attaches counterweights.
  • Attaches slinging gear to hoisting equipment and objects to be moved using clamps, hooks, bolts and knots.
  • Fits and bolts tubes, support braces and components to form bases and build up scaffolding.
  • Lifts and positions sections of scaffolding.
  • Erects guard rails, guy wires, ropes and clears, lays planks and hangs safety nets.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Construction Rigger without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in rigging might be helpful.

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 VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Structural Steel Construction Workers who are motivated and hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Building and construction

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Production and processing

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Transportation

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    41% Skill level

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

  13. English language

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Psychology

    17% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  6. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Operation monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Management of personnel resources

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Equipment selection

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Repairing

    34% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  17. Equipment maintenance

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  19. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Depth perception

    52% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  3. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  4. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Extent flexibility

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  9. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Reaction time

    45% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  13. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  14. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  16. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Speech clarity

    38% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Checking for errors or defects

    67% Skill level

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

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Doing physically active work

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Working with mechanical equipment

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Building good relationships

    35% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    34% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  16. Thinking creatively

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    31% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    28% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

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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, 49-9096.00 - Riggers.

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

    94% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    91% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Indoors, not heat controlled

    89% Important

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

  7. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    88% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  8. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  9. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    88% Important

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

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Health and safety of others

    87% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Impact of decisions

    87% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

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

  16. Telephone

    83% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  17. Very hot or cold temperatures

    82% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  18. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Dangerous equipment

    79% Important

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

  20. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    76% 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% 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

    71% 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

    33% 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, 49-9096.00 - Riggers.

All Structural Steel Construction Workers

  • $2,100 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Construction Riggers

  • 6,900 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 52 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Construction Riggers assemble and install rigging gear, such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches, to lift, lower, move and position equipment, structural steel, and other heavy objects.

You can work as a Construction Rigger without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in rigging might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Erects lifting tackles by attaching pulleys and blocks to fixed overhead structures, and installs cables and attaches counterweights.
  • Attaches slinging gear to hoisting equipment and objects to be moved using clamps, hooks, bolts and knots.
  • Fits and bolts tubes, support braces and components to form bases and build up scaffolding.
  • Lifts and positions sections of scaffolding.
  • Erects guard rails, guy wires, ropes and clears, lays planks and hangs safety nets.

You can work as a Construction Rigger without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in rigging might be helpful.

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 VET training pathways.

Employers look for Structural Steel Construction Workers who are motivated and hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Building and construction

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Production and processing

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Transportation

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    41% Skill level

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

  13. English language

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Economics and accounting

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Psychology

    17% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  6. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Operation monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Management of personnel resources

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Equipment selection

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Repairing

    34% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  17. Equipment maintenance

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  19. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Depth perception

    52% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  3. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  4. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Extent flexibility

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  9. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Reaction time

    45% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  13. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  14. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  16. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Speech clarity

    38% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Checking for errors or defects

    67% Skill level

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

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    61% Skill level

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

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Doing physically active work

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Working with mechanical equipment

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Building good relationships

    35% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    34% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  16. Thinking creatively

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    31% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    31% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating with the public

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    28% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

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, 49-9096.00 - Riggers.

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

    94% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Frequent decision making

    93% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    91% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    89% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Indoors, not heat controlled

    89% Important

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

  7. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    88% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  8. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  9. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    88% Important

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

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Health and safety of others

    87% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Impact of decisions

    87% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

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

  16. Telephone

    83% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  17. Very hot or cold temperatures

    82% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  18. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Dangerous equipment

    79% Important

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

  20. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    76% 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% 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

    71% 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

    33% 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, 49-9096.00 - Riggers.
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