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Mobile Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere)

ANZSCO ID 721999

Overview

All Other Mobile Plant Operators

  • $1,375 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Mobile Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere)

  • 840 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 50 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Mobile Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Cable Ferry Operator, Dredge Operator, Mulcher Operator, Snow Groomer, Straddle Carrier Operator, and Tunneller.

You can work as a Mobile Plant Operator (not covered elsewhere) without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Prepares and positions plant for operation.
  • Selects, fits and removes attachments.
  • Operates controls to carry out required tasks.
  • Monitors operation of plant and adjusts controls to regulate pressure, speed and flow of operation, and ensures safety of other workers.
  • Raises, lowers and manipulates attachments using manual and hydraulic controls.
  • Works from drawings, markers and verbal instructions.
  • Services, lubricates, cleans and refuels plant and performs minor adjustments and repairs.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Mobile Plant Operator (not covered elsewhere) without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Mobile Plant Operators who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    72% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    47% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Building and construction

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Physics

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    26% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Transportation

    26% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    25% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    15% Skill level

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

  16. Geography

    15% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Technical design

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    11% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    11% 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. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Equipment selection

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  18. Repairing

    34% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  19. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  20. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Multilimb coordination

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Depth perception

    52% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  4. Reaction time

    52% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  5. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  6. Auditory attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  7. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  15. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Hearing sensitivity

    37% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  19. Speech clarity

    36% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    36% 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

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    54% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    42% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Checking for errors or defects

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Driving vehicles or equipment

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Training and teaching others

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    28% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    28% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Explaining things to people

    27% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    21% Skill level

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

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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, 53-7031.00 - Dredge Operators.

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. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    98% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    94% Important

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

  4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    89% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    87% Important

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

  6. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  7. Frequent decision making

    83% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Very hot or cold temperatures

    82% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  9. Dangerous equipment

    79% Important

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

  10. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Making repetitive motions

    76% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    76% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    73% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  15. Outdoors, under cover

    73% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  16. Spend time sitting

    70% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Unstructured work

    69% Important

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

  18. Consequence of error

    64% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    64% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    63% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    52% 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

    43% 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. 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.

  5. Achievement

    24% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% 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

    29% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% 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, 53-7031.00 - Dredge Operators.

All Other Mobile Plant Operators

  • $1,375 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Mobile Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere)

  • 840 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 50 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Mobile Plant Operators (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Cable Ferry Operator, Dredge Operator, Mulcher Operator, Snow Groomer, Straddle Carrier Operator, and Tunneller.

You can work as a Mobile Plant Operator (not covered elsewhere) without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Prepares and positions plant for operation.
  • Selects, fits and removes attachments.
  • Operates controls to carry out required tasks.
  • Monitors operation of plant and adjusts controls to regulate pressure, speed and flow of operation, and ensures safety of other workers.
  • Raises, lowers and manipulates attachments using manual and hydraulic controls.
  • Works from drawings, markers and verbal instructions.
  • Services, lubricates, cleans and refuels plant and performs minor adjustments and repairs.

You can work as a Mobile Plant Operator (not covered elsewhere) without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Mobile Plant Operators who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    72% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    47% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Building and construction

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Physics

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    26% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Transportation

    26% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    25% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    15% Skill level

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

  16. Geography

    15% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Technical design

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    11% Skill level

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

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    11% 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. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Management of personnel resources

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Equipment selection

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  18. Repairing

    34% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  19. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  20. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Multilimb coordination

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Depth perception

    52% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  4. Reaction time

    52% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  5. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  6. Auditory attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  7. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  15. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Hearing sensitivity

    37% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  19. Speech clarity

    36% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    36% 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

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    54% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    42% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Checking for errors or defects

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Driving vehicles or equipment

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Training and teaching others

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    28% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    28% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Explaining things to people

    27% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    21% Skill level

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

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, 53-7031.00 - Dredge Operators.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    98% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    94% Important

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

  4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    89% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    87% Important

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

  6. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  7. Frequent decision making

    83% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Very hot or cold temperatures

    82% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  9. Dangerous equipment

    79% Important

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

  10. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Making repetitive motions

    76% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    76% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    73% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  15. Outdoors, under cover

    73% Important

    Work outdoors, under cover (e.g., in an open shed).

  16. Spend time sitting

    70% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Unstructured work

    69% Important

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

  18. Consequence of error

    64% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    64% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    63% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    52% 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

    43% 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. 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.

  5. Achievement

    24% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% 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

    29% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% 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, 53-7031.00 - Dredge Operators.
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