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Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians

ANZSCO ID 3121

Overview

All Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians

  • $1,838 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 77,000 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 11% female Gender Share

Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians perform technical functions to assist Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors by supervising and inspecting construction sites, estimating time, costs and resources, inspecting plumbing work, and collecting and evaluating survey data and preparing maps and plans.

You usually need a formal qualification in a relevant field to work as an Architectural, Building or Surveying Technician. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • assisting Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
  • interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • preparing preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • preparing, editing and revising plans, maps, charts and drawings
  • coordinating works programs
  • inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
  • calculating costs and estimating time scales
  • collecting data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment
  • performing routine computations and plotting preliminary data

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a formal qualification in a relevant field to work as an Architectural, Building or Surveying Technician. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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

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

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    60% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Technical design

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    49% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Transportation

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Computers and electronics

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    24% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  12. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Equipment selection

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Written expression

    48% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Visualization

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  12. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Control precision

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    39% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Manual dexterity

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Scheduling work and activities

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Coordinating the work of a team

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Guiding and directing staff

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Doing physically active work

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Thinking creatively

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

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

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    55% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    53% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

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

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    49% Skill level

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

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, 47-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction 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.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Responsible for outcomes

    94% Important

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

  3. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    92% Important

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

  5. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    92% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  6. Health and safety of others

    91% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  7. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Lead or coordinate a team

    88% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  10. Impact of decisions

    88% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  13. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Dangerous equipment

    84% Important

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

  15. Very hot or cold temperatures

    82% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  16. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    81% Important

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

  17. Exposure to contaminants

    80% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  18. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Spend time standing

    78% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    81% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    69% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    62% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    81% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.

All Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians

  • $1,838 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • 77,000 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 11% female Gender Share

Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians perform technical functions to assist Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors by supervising and inspecting construction sites, estimating time, costs and resources, inspecting plumbing work, and collecting and evaluating survey data and preparing maps and plans.

You usually need a formal qualification in a relevant field to work as an Architectural, Building or Surveying Technician. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • assisting Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
  • interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • preparing preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • preparing, editing and revising plans, maps, charts and drawings
  • coordinating works programs
  • inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
  • calculating costs and estimating time scales
  • collecting data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment
  • performing routine computations and plotting preliminary data

You usually need a formal qualification in a relevant field to work as an Architectural, Building or Surveying Technician. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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

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

Employers look for Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    60% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Technical design

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    49% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Transportation

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Computers and electronics

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    24% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Management of personnel resources

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Time management

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    50% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Persuasion

    46% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  12. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Equipment selection

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Written expression

    48% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Inductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Visualization

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  12. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Speech recognition

    43% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  14. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Control precision

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    39% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Manual dexterity

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Scheduling work and activities

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Coordinating the work of a team

    67% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Guiding and directing staff

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Doing physically active work

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Thinking creatively

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

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

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    55% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    55% Skill level

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

  16. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    53% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

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

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    49% Skill level

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

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, 47-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction 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

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Responsible for outcomes

    94% Important

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

  3. Telephone

    93% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    92% Important

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

  5. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    92% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  6. Health and safety of others

    91% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  7. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Lead or coordinate a team

    88% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  10. Impact of decisions

    88% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Unstructured work

    88% Important

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

  13. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Dangerous equipment

    84% Important

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

  15. Very hot or cold temperatures

    82% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  16. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    81% Important

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

  17. Exposure to contaminants

    80% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  18. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  20. Spend time standing

    78% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    81% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    69% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    62% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    81% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.
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