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Overview

All Other Construction and Mining Labourers

  • $1,683 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Laggers

  • 690 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 51 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Laggers apply insulating materials, such as felt, fibreglass, polyurethane and cork, to pipes, steam generators, process vats and ducting, and secure insulation with wire, wire netting, staples, metal strapping and using welding torches.

You can work as a Lagger without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery, engineering trades or plumbing.

Tasks
  • Organises insulating materials to be available for application.
  • Measures cuts and applies insulation.
  • Secures insulation using tools/machinery.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Lagger without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery, engineering trades or plumbing.

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 VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Construction and Mining Labourers who are reliable, hardworking and can work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    51% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Technical design

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Mechanical

    48% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Physics

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    26% Skill level

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

  17. Therapy and counselling

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    19% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Law and government

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Operation and control

    36% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  14. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Quality control analysis

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Serving others

    30% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Troubleshooting

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Balance

    43% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  8. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  14. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Control precision

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Coordinating the work of a team

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Thinking creatively

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Coaching and developing others

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    49% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Guiding and directing staff

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    47% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  16. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating with the public

    44% Skill level

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

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    40% Skill level

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

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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, 47-2132.00 - Insulation Workers, Mechanical.

Work Environment

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

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Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    98% Important

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

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

    97% Important

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

  3. Exposure to contaminants

    94% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  6. Work at heights

    91% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  7. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  8. Cramped work space

    88% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    88% Important

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

  12. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles

    86% Important

    Spend time climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles.

  14. Teamwork

    85% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Unstructured work

    82% Important

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

  16. Bending or twisting your body

    82% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  17. Indoors, not heat controlled

    82% Important

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

  18. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  20. Very hot or cold temperatures

    80% 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

    81% 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

    76% 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. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    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

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  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, 47-2132.00 - Insulation Workers, Mechanical.

All Other Construction and Mining Labourers

  • $1,683 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Laggers

  • 690 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 51 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Laggers apply insulating materials, such as felt, fibreglass, polyurethane and cork, to pipes, steam generators, process vats and ducting, and secure insulation with wire, wire netting, staples, metal strapping and using welding torches.

You can work as a Lagger without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery, engineering trades or plumbing.

Tasks
  • Organises insulating materials to be available for application.
  • Measures cuts and applies insulation.
  • Secures insulation using tools/machinery.

You can work as a Lagger without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery, engineering trades or plumbing.

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 VET training pathways.

Employers look for Construction and Mining Labourers who are reliable, hardworking and can work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    51% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Technical design

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Mechanical

    48% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Engineering and technology

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Physics

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    26% Skill level

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

  17. Therapy and counselling

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    19% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Law and government

    19% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Operation and control

    36% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  14. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Quality control analysis

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Serving others

    30% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Troubleshooting

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Balance

    43% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  8. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  14. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Control precision

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Coordinating the work of a team

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Thinking creatively

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Coaching and developing others

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    49% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Guiding and directing staff

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    47% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  16. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating with the public

    44% Skill level

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

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    40% 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, 47-2132.00 - Insulation Workers, Mechanical.

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

    98% Important

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

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

    97% Important

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

  3. Exposure to contaminants

    94% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  6. Work at heights

    91% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  7. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  8. Cramped work space

    88% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    88% Important

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

  12. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles

    86% Important

    Spend time climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles.

  14. Teamwork

    85% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Unstructured work

    82% Important

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

  16. Bending or twisting your body

    82% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  17. Indoors, not heat controlled

    82% Important

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

  18. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Telephone

    81% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  20. Very hot or cold temperatures

    80% 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

    81% 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

    76% 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. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    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

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  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, 47-2132.00 - Insulation Workers, Mechanical.
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