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Automotive Electricians

ANZSCO ID 3211

Overview

All Automotive Electricians

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 5,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 90% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Automotive Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles.

Also known as: Automotive Electrical Fitter.

You usually need a certificate III in automotive electrical technology to work as an Automotive Electrician.

Tasks
  • using test equipment to locate electrical and electronic malfunctions
  • dismantling and removing electrical and electronic assemblies and components
  • installing electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles
  • connecting power-operated vehicle equipment and accessories to power supply
  • adjusting engine control systems and timing
  • testing and replacing defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors
  • repairing and replacing faulty ignition and electrical wiring
  • replacing defective parts such as fuses, lamps and switches

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III in automotive electrical technology to work as an Automotive Electrician.

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 Automotive Retail, Service and Repair VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Automotive Electricians who are reliable, work well in a team and who work hard.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    62% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    60% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Engineering and technology

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    44% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Building and construction

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    13% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    52% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Troubleshooting

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Installation

    43% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  7. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  11. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Equipment maintenance

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Equipment selection

    39% 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 comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Extent flexibility

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Colour discrimination

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Auditory attention

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  20. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Giving expert advice

    59% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Working with computers

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Checking for errors or defects

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    42% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Looking for changes over time

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    39% 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, 49-2096.00 - Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles.

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. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    93% Important

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

  3. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

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

    93% Important

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

  5. Exposure to contaminants

    91% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  6. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Teamwork

    85% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Spend time standing

    82% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  12. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    80% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    79% Important

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

  15. Cramped work space

    78% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  16. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  17. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Telephone

    75% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  19. Bending or twisting your body

    75% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  20. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    62% 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. Independence

    57% 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    43% 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.

  6. 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.

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. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% 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, 49-2096.00 - Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles.

All Automotive Electricians

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 5,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 90% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Automotive Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles.

Also known as: Automotive Electrical Fitter.

You usually need a certificate III in automotive electrical technology to work as an Automotive Electrician.

Tasks
  • using test equipment to locate electrical and electronic malfunctions
  • dismantling and removing electrical and electronic assemblies and components
  • installing electrical equipment and electronic components in motor vehicles
  • connecting power-operated vehicle equipment and accessories to power supply
  • adjusting engine control systems and timing
  • testing and replacing defective alternators, generators, voltage regulators and starter motors
  • repairing and replacing faulty ignition and electrical wiring
  • replacing defective parts such as fuses, lamps and switches

You usually need a certificate III in automotive electrical technology to work as an Automotive Electrician.

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 Automotive Retail, Service and Repair VET training pathways.

Employers look for Automotive Electricians who are reliable, work well in a team and who work hard.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    62% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    60% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Engineering and technology

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    44% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Sales and marketing

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Building and construction

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    13% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    52% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Troubleshooting

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Installation

    43% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  7. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  11. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Equipment maintenance

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Equipment selection

    39% 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 comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Extent flexibility

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Colour discrimination

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Auditory attention

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  20. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Thinking creatively

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    68% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    65% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Giving expert advice

    59% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Working with computers

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Checking for errors or defects

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Explaining things to people

    42% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Looking for changes over time

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    39% 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, 49-2096.00 - Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles.

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. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  2. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    93% Important

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

  3. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

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

    93% Important

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

  5. Exposure to contaminants

    91% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  6. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Teamwork

    85% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Spend time standing

    82% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  12. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    80% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    79% Important

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

  15. Cramped work space

    78% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  16. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  17. Impact of decisions

    75% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Telephone

    75% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  19. Bending or twisting your body

    75% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  20. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    62% 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. Independence

    57% 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    43% 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.

  6. 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.

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. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% 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.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-2096.00 - Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles.
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