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Fitters (General)

ANZSCO ID 323211

Overview

All Metal Fitters and Machinists

  • $2,062 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Fitters (General)

  • 62,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 94% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 51 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Fitters (General) fit and assemble metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Specialisations: Computer Numeric Control Setter, Diesel Fitter-Mechanic, Fitter-Machinist, Fitter-Mechanic, Maintenance Fitter, Mechanic (Diesel and Heavy Earthmoving Equipment), Plant Mechanic.

You usually need a certificate III in engineering - mechanical trade to work as a Fitter (General). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Determines suitable material, method and sequence of operations and machine settings.
  • Fits fabricated metal parts and assembles them.
  • Checks metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit.
  • Sets guides, stops and other controls on machining tools, sets up prescribed cutting and shaping tools and dies in machines and presses, and sets controls for textile machines.
  • Forms metal stock and castings to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal.
  • Cuts, threads, bends and installs hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines.
  • Prepares pattern mechanisms to control the operation of textile machines used to spin, weave, knit, sew and tuft fabric.
  • Performs maintenance of machines, mechanical parts and fluid power equipment.
  • May erect machines and equipment.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III in engineering - mechanical trade to work as a Fitter (General). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

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 Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Metal Fitters and Machinists who are reliable, flexible, adaptable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    67% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    60% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Engineering and technology

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Production and processing

    48% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Customer and personal service

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Computers and electronics

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    19% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    17% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Operation and control

    34% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  9. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Critical thinking

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Troubleshooting

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    27% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Serving others

    25% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Active learning

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment selection

    21% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Control precision

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  11. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  12. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  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. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  16. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  17. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    51% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Driving vehicles or equipment

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    46% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Working with mechanical equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Planning and prioritising work

    35% Skill level

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

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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, 51-2041.00 - Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters.

Work Environment

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

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Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    97% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  5. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Health and safety of others

    88% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  8. Indoors, not heat controlled

    88% Important

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

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

    87% Important

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

  10. Contact with people

    84% Important

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

  11. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Bright or inadequate lighting

    82% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  14. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    80% Important

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

  16. Exposure to contaminants

    78% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  17. Dangerous equipment

    77% Important

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

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    74% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Teamwork

    72% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    72% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Relationships

    48% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  5. Independence

    33% 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.

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  4. Creative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-2041.00 - Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters.

All Metal Fitters and Machinists

  • $2,062 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Fitters (General)

  • 62,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 94% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 51 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Fitters (General) fit and assemble metal parts and subassemblies to fabricate production machines and other equipment.

Specialisations: Computer Numeric Control Setter, Diesel Fitter-Mechanic, Fitter-Machinist, Fitter-Mechanic, Maintenance Fitter, Mechanic (Diesel and Heavy Earthmoving Equipment), Plant Mechanic.

You usually need a certificate III in engineering - mechanical trade to work as a Fitter (General). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Determines suitable material, method and sequence of operations and machine settings.
  • Fits fabricated metal parts and assembles them.
  • Checks metal parts for accuracy, clearance and fit.
  • Sets guides, stops and other controls on machining tools, sets up prescribed cutting and shaping tools and dies in machines and presses, and sets controls for textile machines.
  • Forms metal stock and castings to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal.
  • Cuts, threads, bends and installs hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines.
  • Prepares pattern mechanisms to control the operation of textile machines used to spin, weave, knit, sew and tuft fabric.
  • Performs maintenance of machines, mechanical parts and fluid power equipment.
  • May erect machines and equipment.

You usually need a certificate III in engineering - mechanical trade to work as a Fitter (General). This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

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 Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Metal Fitters and Machinists who are reliable, flexible, adaptable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    67% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    60% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Engineering and technology

    49% Skill level

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

  6. Production and processing

    48% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Customer and personal service

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Computers and electronics

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    19% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    17% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Operation and control

    34% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  9. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Critical thinking

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Troubleshooting

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Instructing

    27% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Serving others

    25% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Active learning

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment selection

    21% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Control precision

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  7. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  11. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  12. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  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. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  16. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  17. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    51% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Driving vehicles or equipment

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    46% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Working with mechanical equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Coordinating the work of a team

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Planning and prioritising work

    35% Skill level

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

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

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Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    97% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  5. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Health and safety of others

    88% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  8. Indoors, not heat controlled

    88% Important

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

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

    87% Important

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

  10. Contact with people

    84% Important

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

  11. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Impact of decisions

    83% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Bright or inadequate lighting

    82% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  14. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    80% Important

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

  16. Exposure to contaminants

    78% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  17. Dangerous equipment

    77% Important

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

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    74% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Teamwork

    72% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    72% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Relationships

    48% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  5. Independence

    33% 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.

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  4. Creative

    38% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-2041.00 - Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters.
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