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Electronic Instrument Trades Workers (Special Class)

ANZSCO ID 342315

Overview

All Electronics Trades Workers

  • $1,348 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Electronic Instrument Trades Workers (Special Class)

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

Electronic Instrument Trades Workers (Special Class) install, modify, maintain and repair complex electronic instruments and control systems which involve a combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles.

Also known as: Industrial Measurement and Control Technician.

You need a certificate III or IV in instrumentation and control or similar to work as an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class).

Tasks
  • Examines and tests machines, equipment, instruments and control systems to diagnose faults.
  • Adjusts, repairs and replaces worn and defective parts and wiring, and maintains machines, equipment and instruments, as well as advising users of correct operating procedures to prevent malfunction.
  • Installs electronic instruments and control systems.
  • Applies knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles in commissioning and maintaining control systems.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a certificate III or IV in instrumentation and control or similar to work as an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class).

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 Electrotechnology VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Electronics Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Engineering and technology

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Education and training

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Building and construction

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Physics

    56% Skill level

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

  9. English language

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Customer and personal service

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Telecommunications

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Administration and management

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Quality control analysis

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Repairing

    55% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  5. Troubleshooting

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Equipment maintenance

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Operation and control

    50% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Equipment selection

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Installation

    48% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  4. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Visualization

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Finger dexterity

    55% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  7. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Flexibility of closure

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Perceptual speed

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  15. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Working with electronic equipment

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Working with mechanical equipment

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    64% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Controlling equipment or machines

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    60% Skill level

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

  14. Working with computers

    59% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Doing physically active work

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  18. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    53% Skill level

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

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, 49-2094.00 - Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment.

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. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  6. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Electronic mail

    85% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  9. Telephone

    85% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

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

    85% Important

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

  11. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    79% Important

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

  12. Exposure to contaminants

    79% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    74% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    72% Important

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

  16. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Letters and memos

    72% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Frequent decision making

    71% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Physically close to people

    71% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Teamwork

    71% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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. Independence

    62% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    62% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    43% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    43% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% 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, 49-2094.00 - Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment.

All Electronics Trades Workers

  • $1,348 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Electronic Instrument Trades Workers (Special Class)

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

Electronic Instrument Trades Workers (Special Class) install, modify, maintain and repair complex electronic instruments and control systems which involve a combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles.

Also known as: Industrial Measurement and Control Technician.

You need a certificate III or IV in instrumentation and control or similar to work as an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class).

Tasks
  • Examines and tests machines, equipment, instruments and control systems to diagnose faults.
  • Adjusts, repairs and replaces worn and defective parts and wiring, and maintains machines, equipment and instruments, as well as advising users of correct operating procedures to prevent malfunction.
  • Installs electronic instruments and control systems.
  • Applies knowledge of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles in commissioning and maintaining control systems.

You need a certificate III or IV in instrumentation and control or similar to work as an Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class).

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 Electrotechnology VET training pathways.

Employers look for Electronics Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Engineering and technology

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Education and training

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Building and construction

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Physics

    56% Skill level

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

  9. English language

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Production and processing

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Customer and personal service

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Telecommunications

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Administration and management

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    23% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Quality control analysis

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Repairing

    55% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  5. Troubleshooting

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Equipment maintenance

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Operation and control

    50% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Equipment selection

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Installation

    48% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Persuasion

    41% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Categorising

    57% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  4. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Visualization

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Finger dexterity

    55% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  7. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Flexibility of closure

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Perceptual speed

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Oral expression

    52% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  15. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Working with electronic equipment

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Working with mechanical equipment

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    64% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Documenting or recording information

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    63% Skill level

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

  11. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Controlling equipment or machines

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    60% Skill level

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

  14. Working with computers

    59% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Doing physically active work

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  18. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    54% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    53% Skill level

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

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, 49-2094.00 - Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    93% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  6. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Electronic mail

    85% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  9. Telephone

    85% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

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

    85% Important

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

  11. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    79% Important

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

  12. Exposure to contaminants

    79% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    74% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    72% Important

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

  16. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Letters and memos

    72% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Frequent decision making

    71% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  19. Physically close to people

    71% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Teamwork

    71% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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. Independence

    62% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    62% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    43% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    43% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    76% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  5. Creative

    33% 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, 49-2094.00 - Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment.
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