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Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourers

ANZSCO ID 821112

Overview

All Building and Plumbing Labourers

  • $1,458 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourers

  • 3,300 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourers perform routine tasks in maintaining drainage, sewerage and stormwater systems.

You can work as a Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in drainage or water stability might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Cleans and carries out minor repairs on stormwater drains and canals, and checks for cracks and leaks in sewerage systems.
  • Digs holes and shovels excavated material onto conveyors, wheelbarrows and trucks for removal.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in drainage or water stability 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 Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Building and Plumbing Labourers who are reliable, have a strong work ethic and are physically fit.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Public safety and security

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Engineering and technology

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Physics

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    39% Skill level

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

  12. English language

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    31% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    26% Skill level

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

  17. Biology

    24% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  18. Geography

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    17% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Troubleshooting

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Installation

    36% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  16. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment maintenance

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Equipment selection

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Instructing

    29% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Trunk strength

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Reaction time

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Static strength

    45% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  10. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  13. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  19. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Rate control

    37% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    88% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    61% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Driving vehicles or equipment

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Working with mechanical equipment

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    41% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Coaching and developing others

    40% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  18. Communicating with the public

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Helping and caring for others

    35% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

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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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    100% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

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

    99% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  6. Dangerous equipment

    93% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  10. Physically close to people

    89% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  11. Health and safety of others

    89% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Whole body vibration

    87% Important

    Be exposed to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer).

  13. Spend time standing

    87% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  14. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Frequent decision making

    84% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Exposure to contaminants

    82% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  17. Bending or twisting your body

    82% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    80% Important

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

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    57% Important

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

  3. 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

    40% 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

    33% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    33% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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, 47-2151.00 - Pipelayers.

All Building and Plumbing Labourers

  • $1,458 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourers

  • 3,300 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourers perform routine tasks in maintaining drainage, sewerage and stormwater systems.

You can work as a Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in drainage or water stability might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Cleans and carries out minor repairs on stormwater drains and canals, and checks for cracks and leaks in sewerage systems.
  • Digs holes and shovels excavated material onto conveyors, wheelbarrows and trucks for removal.

You can work as a Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in drainage or water stability 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 Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Building and Plumbing Labourers who are reliable, have a strong work ethic and are physically fit.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Public safety and security

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Engineering and technology

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Physics

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    39% Skill level

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

  12. English language

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    31% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    26% Skill level

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

  17. Biology

    24% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  18. Geography

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    17% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Troubleshooting

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Installation

    36% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  16. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment maintenance

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Equipment selection

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Instructing

    29% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Trunk strength

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Reaction time

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Static strength

    45% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  10. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  13. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  19. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Rate control

    37% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    88% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    85% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    61% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Driving vehicles or equipment

    60% Skill level

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

  7. Working with mechanical equipment

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    41% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Coaching and developing others

    40% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  18. Communicating with the public

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Collecting and organising information

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Helping and caring for others

    35% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

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, 47-2151.00 - Pipelayers.

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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    100% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

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

    99% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  6. Dangerous equipment

    93% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Teamwork

    91% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  10. Physically close to people

    89% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  11. Health and safety of others

    89% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Whole body vibration

    87% Important

    Be exposed to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer).

  13. Spend time standing

    87% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  14. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Frequent decision making

    84% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Exposure to contaminants

    82% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  17. Bending or twisting your body

    82% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  18. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  19. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    80% Important

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

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    57% Important

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

  3. 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

    40% 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

    33% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    33% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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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, 47-2151.00 - Pipelayers.
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