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Mechanic's Assistants

ANZSCO ID 899916

Overview

All Other Miscellaneous Labourers

  • $1,224 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Mechanic's Assistants

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Mechanics' Assistants assist Motor Mechanics to replace and repair worn and defective parts, re-assemble mechanical components, change oil and filters, and perform other routine mechanical tasks.

Specialisations: Lube Attendant.

You can work as a Mechanic's Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in an automotive or mechanical field might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Assists mechanics to: detect and diagnose faults in engines and parts.
  • Dismantle and remove engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and check parts.
  • Repair and replace worn and defective parts and reassemble mechanical components, and refer to service manuals as needed.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations.
  • Reassemble engines and parts after being repaired.
  • Test and adjust mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance, diagnose and test parts with the assistance of computers.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Mechanic's Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in an automotive or mechanical field might be helpful.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    40% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. English language

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Building and construction

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Physics

    35% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Engineering and technology

    31% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    25% Skill level

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

  12. Education and training

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    22% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    19% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Equipment maintenance

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Repairing

    43% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  8. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Equipment selection

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  19. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Static strength

    52% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  4. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Colour discrimination

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Balance

    36% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Driving vehicles or equipment

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Working with electronic equipment

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    56% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Coaching and developing others

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Checking for errors or defects

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    36% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    35% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

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, 49-9098.00 - Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers.

Work Environment

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

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Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    93% Important

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

  3. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  5. Spend time standing

    85% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  6. Walking and running

    84% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    81% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Bending or twisting your body

    81% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  11. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  12. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    77% Important

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

  13. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Physically close to people

    75% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Impact of decisions

    69% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Cramped work space

    68% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    68% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Dangerous equipment

    67% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  20. Pace of work set by equipment

    63% Important

    Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    76% 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.

  2. Support

    57% 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.

  3. Independence

    38% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    31% 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

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    67% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  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, 49-9098.00 - Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers.

All Other Miscellaneous Labourers

  • $1,224 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Mechanic's Assistants

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 73% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Mechanics' Assistants assist Motor Mechanics to replace and repair worn and defective parts, re-assemble mechanical components, change oil and filters, and perform other routine mechanical tasks.

Specialisations: Lube Attendant.

You can work as a Mechanic's Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in an automotive or mechanical field might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Assists mechanics to: detect and diagnose faults in engines and parts.
  • Dismantle and remove engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and check parts.
  • Repair and replace worn and defective parts and reassemble mechanical components, and refer to service manuals as needed.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations.
  • Reassemble engines and parts after being repaired.
  • Test and adjust mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance, diagnose and test parts with the assistance of computers.

You can work as a Mechanic's Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in an automotive or mechanical field might be helpful.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.

Employers look for Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    40% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. English language

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Building and construction

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Physics

    35% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Engineering and technology

    31% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    25% Skill level

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

  12. Education and training

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    22% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    19% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Equipment maintenance

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Repairing

    43% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  8. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Equipment selection

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  19. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Static strength

    52% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  4. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Colour discrimination

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Balance

    36% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Driving vehicles or equipment

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Working with electronic equipment

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    56% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Coaching and developing others

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Checking for errors or defects

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    36% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    35% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

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, 49-9098.00 - Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    93% Important

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

  3. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Contact with people

    87% Important

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

  5. Spend time standing

    85% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  6. Walking and running

    84% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    84% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Indoors, heat controlled

    81% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  10. Bending or twisting your body

    81% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  11. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  12. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    77% Important

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

  13. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Physically close to people

    75% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Impact of decisions

    69% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Cramped work space

    68% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    68% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Dangerous equipment

    67% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  20. Pace of work set by equipment

    63% Important

    Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    76% 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.

  2. Support

    57% 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.

  3. Independence

    38% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    31% 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

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    67% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  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, 49-9098.00 - Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers.
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