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Marine Surveyors

ANZSCO ID 231215

Overview

All Marine Transport Professionals

  • $2,123 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Marine Surveyors

  • 460 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 51 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Marine Surveyors survey machines and hulls of ships to ensure they are constructed, equipped and maintained according to safety standards, rules and regulations laid down by marine authorities.

You usually need a formal qualification in marine surveying to work as a Marine Surveyor. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Examines and approves design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and air-conditioning plant and pumping systems.
  • Conducts periodic surveys throughout a ship's life to ensure standards are maintained.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in marine surveying to work as a Marine Surveyor. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Registration with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority is required.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Maritime VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Marine Transport Professionals who work well in a team, can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Physics

    78% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    75% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Building and construction

    51% Skill level

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

  13. Customer and personal service

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Production and processing

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Education and training

    47% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    66% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Science

    66% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  3. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Active learning

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Operations analysis

    61% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  8. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Quality control analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Troubleshooting

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Operation monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  18. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Sorting or ordering

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Inductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    61% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Visualization

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Working with numbers

    61% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  13. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    57% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  15. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Giving expert advice

    72% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  3. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    71% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Thinking creatively

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    70% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    68% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    68% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

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

  15. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    64% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    61% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    61% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    50% Skill level

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

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, 17-2121.01 - Marine Engineers.

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

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    85% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    85% Important

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

  7. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    79% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  11. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Contact with people

    77% Important

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

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    77% Important

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

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    76% Important

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

  15. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Consequence of error

    72% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  19. Exposure to contaminants

    67% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  20. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% 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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    81% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    79% 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. 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.

  6. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    95% Important

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

  2. Practical

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  5. Creative

    38% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-2121.01 - Marine Engineers.

All Marine Transport Professionals

  • $2,123 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Marine Surveyors

  • 460 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 51 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Marine Surveyors survey machines and hulls of ships to ensure they are constructed, equipped and maintained according to safety standards, rules and regulations laid down by marine authorities.

You usually need a formal qualification in marine surveying to work as a Marine Surveyor. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Examines and approves design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and air-conditioning plant and pumping systems.
  • Conducts periodic surveys throughout a ship's life to ensure standards are maintained.

You usually need a formal qualification in marine surveying to work as a Marine Surveyor. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Registration with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority is required.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Maritime VET training pathways.

Employers look for Marine Transport Professionals who work well in a team, can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    83% Skill level

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

  3. Physics

    78% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    78% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    75% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Building and construction

    51% Skill level

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

  13. Customer and personal service

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Production and processing

    49% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Education and training

    47% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    38% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    66% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Science

    66% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  3. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Active learning

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Operations analysis

    61% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  8. Complex problem solving

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Writing

    59% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  11. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Quality control analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Troubleshooting

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Operation monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  18. Systems evaluation

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    73% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Written comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  3. Oral expression

    68% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Sorting or ordering

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Inductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

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

  6. Oral comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Written expression

    64% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    61% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Visualization

    61% Skill level

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

  12. Working with numbers

    61% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  13. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Originality

    57% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  15. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Giving expert advice

    72% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  3. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    71% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    71% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Thinking creatively

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    70% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    70% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    68% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    68% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    68% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

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

  15. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    64% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    61% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    61% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    50% Skill level

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

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, 17-2121.01 - Marine Engineers.

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

    95% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Electronic mail

    94% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    85% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    85% Important

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

  7. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    79% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  11. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Contact with people

    77% Important

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

  13. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    77% Important

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

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    76% Important

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

  15. Letters and memos

    74% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  16. Consequence of error

    72% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  17. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    70% Important

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

  19. Exposure to contaminants

    67% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  20. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% 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. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  3. Recognition

    81% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    79% 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. 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.

  6. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    95% Important

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

  2. Practical

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    52% Important

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

  5. Creative

    38% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-2121.01 - Marine Engineers.
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