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Maintenance Planners

ANZSCO ID 312911

Overview

All Other Building and Engineering Technicians

  • $2,812 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Maintenance Planners

  • 6,300 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 96% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Maintenance Planners develop maintenance planning strategies, and schedule, coordinate and monitor the maintenance of all plant equipment.

Also known as: Maintenance Scheduler or Shutdown Coordinator.

You usually need a certificate IV in maintenance engineering to work as a Maintenance Planner. Some workers have a diploma or advanced diploma.

Tasks
  • Develops schedules and planning strategies for the up keep and maintenance of all plant equipment.
  • Co-ordinates and monitors the maintenance undertaken on all plant equipment.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate IV in maintenance engineering to work as a Maintenance Planner. Some workers have a diploma or advanced diploma.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Metal and Engineering and Resources and Infrastructure Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Building and Engineering Technicians who are hardworking, motivated and can multitask under pressure.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    62% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Technical design

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    56% Skill level

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

  13. English language

    53% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    47% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    42% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    36% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  12. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Quality control analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Management of material resources

    52% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  17. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  17. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  18. Multitasking

    45% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Coordinating the work of a team

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Scheduling work and activities

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    64% Skill level

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

  9. Guiding and directing staff

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    62% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    59% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Working with mechanical equipment

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Training and teaching others

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    48% Skill level

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

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, 49-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers.

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. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Teamwork

    96% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Responsible for outcomes

    94% Important

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

  7. Unstructured work

    93% Important

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

  8. Electronic mail

    92% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  9. Impact of decisions

    91% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Health and safety of others

    90% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    90% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  14. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Indoors, not heat controlled

    80% Important

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

  18. Exposure to contaminants

    76% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    76% Important

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

  20. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    76% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    81% 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.

  2. Working conditions

    71% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Support

    62% 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.

  6. Recognition

    57% 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. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Practical

    67% Important

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

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers.

All Other Building and Engineering Technicians

  • $2,812 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Maintenance Planners

  • 6,300 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 96% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 49 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Maintenance Planners develop maintenance planning strategies, and schedule, coordinate and monitor the maintenance of all plant equipment.

Also known as: Maintenance Scheduler or Shutdown Coordinator.

You usually need a certificate IV in maintenance engineering to work as a Maintenance Planner. Some workers have a diploma or advanced diploma.

Tasks
  • Develops schedules and planning strategies for the up keep and maintenance of all plant equipment.
  • Co-ordinates and monitors the maintenance undertaken on all plant equipment.

You usually need a certificate IV in maintenance engineering to work as a Maintenance Planner. Some workers have a diploma or advanced diploma.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Metal and Engineering and Resources and Infrastructure Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Building and Engineering Technicians who are hardworking, motivated and can multitask under pressure.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    62% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    60% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Technical design

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    56% Skill level

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

  13. English language

    53% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    48% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    47% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    42% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    36% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Time management

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  12. Instructing

    52% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Quality control analysis

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    52% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Management of material resources

    52% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  17. Judgment and decision making

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    59% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Speech clarity

    52% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  11. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Working with numbers

    46% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  17. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  18. Multitasking

    45% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Coordinating the work of a team

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Scheduling work and activities

    64% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    64% Skill level

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

  9. Guiding and directing staff

    63% Skill level

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

  10. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    62% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    59% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Working with mechanical equipment

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating with the public

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Training and teaching others

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    48% Skill level

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

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, 49-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers.

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. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Teamwork

    96% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    95% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Responsible for outcomes

    94% Important

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

  7. Unstructured work

    93% Important

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

  8. Electronic mail

    92% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  9. Impact of decisions

    91% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Health and safety of others

    90% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    90% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  14. Frequent decision making

    88% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  17. Indoors, not heat controlled

    80% Important

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

  18. Exposure to contaminants

    76% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    76% Important

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

  20. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    76% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    81% 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.

  2. Working conditions

    71% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    67% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Support

    62% 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.

  6. Recognition

    57% 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. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Practical

    67% Important

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

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers.
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