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Paving and Surfacing Labourers

ANZSCO ID 8215

Overview

All Paving and Surfacing Labourers

  • $1,192 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 9,800 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Paving and Surfacing Labourers perform routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.

You can work as a Paving and Surfacing Labourer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in stoneworking or bituminous surfacing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • sweeping paving bases prior to laying asphalt and other surfaces
  • sprinkling and brushing hot and cold-mix asphalt over surfaces to be paved and repaired to bond asphalt toppings to bases
  • operating tank-truck distributors and hoses to spray tar and road oils and emulsions on graded surfaces prior to paving
  • tripping tail-gate levers to discharge hot-mix asphalt into paving machines, and spreading stone chips, gravel and cold-mix asphalt onto road surfaces
  • shovelling asphalt mix into areas inaccessible to paving machines, and compacting mix using rakes and hand tampers
  • cutting and trimming damaged surfaces using jack-hammers and softening edges of areas to be repaired with blowtorches
  • erecting and dismantling barricades
  • loading and unloading equipment, and cleaning work sites
  • may direct traffic

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Paving and Surfacing Labourer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in stoneworking or bituminous surfacing 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 Paving and Surfacing Labourers who are motivated and hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    56% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Building and construction

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Transportation

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    44% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Technical design

    33% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Chemistry

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Geography

    23% 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.

  14. Production and processing

    23% Skill level

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

  15. English language

    22% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  18. Therapy and counselling

    17% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  19. Sales and marketing

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  6. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  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. Persuasion

    39% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Quality control analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Control precision

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Static strength

    46% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Reaction time

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    64% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Driving vehicles or equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Coaching and developing others

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Leading and encouraging a team

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Influencing people

    47% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    42% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Guiding and directing staff

    40% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  20. Looking for changes over time

    40% Skill level

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

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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.

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Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Contact with the public

    95% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  4. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  5. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    88% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  6. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    87% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    87% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    83% Important

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

  10. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    82% Important

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

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    81% Important

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

  14. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Conflict situations

    78% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Unstructured work

    75% Important

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

  19. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Very hot or cold temperatures

    74% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

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. Relationships

    62% Important

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

  3. Independence

    57% 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

    38% 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. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  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, 47-4091.00 - Segmental Pavers.

All Paving and Surfacing Labourers

  • $1,192 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 9,800 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Paving and Surfacing Labourers perform routine tasks associated in laying bituminous and other paving materials on roads, runways, parking areas and other surfaces to be paved.

You can work as a Paving and Surfacing Labourer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in stoneworking or bituminous surfacing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • sweeping paving bases prior to laying asphalt and other surfaces
  • sprinkling and brushing hot and cold-mix asphalt over surfaces to be paved and repaired to bond asphalt toppings to bases
  • operating tank-truck distributors and hoses to spray tar and road oils and emulsions on graded surfaces prior to paving
  • tripping tail-gate levers to discharge hot-mix asphalt into paving machines, and spreading stone chips, gravel and cold-mix asphalt onto road surfaces
  • shovelling asphalt mix into areas inaccessible to paving machines, and compacting mix using rakes and hand tampers
  • cutting and trimming damaged surfaces using jack-hammers and softening edges of areas to be repaired with blowtorches
  • erecting and dismantling barricades
  • loading and unloading equipment, and cleaning work sites
  • may direct traffic

You can work as a Paving and Surfacing Labourer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in stoneworking or bituminous surfacing 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 Paving and Surfacing Labourers who are motivated and hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    56% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Building and construction

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Transportation

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    44% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Technical design

    33% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Chemistry

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Geography

    23% 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.

  14. Production and processing

    23% Skill level

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

  15. English language

    22% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  18. Therapy and counselling

    17% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  19. Sales and marketing

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  6. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  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. Persuasion

    39% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Quality control analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Control precision

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Static strength

    46% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Reaction time

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Finger dexterity

    39% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    64% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    59% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Driving vehicles or equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Coaching and developing others

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  13. Leading and encouraging a team

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Influencing people

    47% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating with the public

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    42% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Guiding and directing staff

    40% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  20. Looking for changes over time

    40% Skill level

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

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, 47-4091.00 - Segmental Pavers.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    99% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Contact with the public

    95% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  4. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  5. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    88% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  6. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    87% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    87% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    83% Important

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

  10. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    82% Important

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

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Responsible for outcomes

    81% Important

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

  14. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Conflict situations

    78% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    75% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Letters and memos

    75% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  18. Unstructured work

    75% Important

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

  19. Impact of decisions

    74% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Very hot or cold temperatures

    74% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

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. Relationships

    62% Important

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

  3. Independence

    57% 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

    38% 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. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 47-4091.00 - Segmental Pavers.
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