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Motorcycle Mechanics

ANZSCO ID 321213

Overview

All Motor Mechanics

  • $1,436 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Motorcycle Mechanics

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Motorcycle Mechanics maintain, test and repair the mechanical parts of motorcycles.

You usually need a certificate III in motorcycle mechanical technology to work as a Motorcycle Mechanic. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Detects and diagnoses faults in engines and parts.
  • Dismantles and removes engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checks parts.
  • Repairs and replaces worn and defective parts and reassembles mechanical components, and refers to service manuals as needed.
  • Performs scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations.
  • Reassembles engines and parts after being repaired.
  • Tests and adjusts mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance, diagnoses and test parts with the assistance of computers.
  • May inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III in motorcycle mechanical technology to work as a Motorcycle Mechanic. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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 and Automotive Manufacturing Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Motor Mechanics who are hardworking with a good work ethic, reliable and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    92% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Physics

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    47% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    43% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Technical design

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    20% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    15% 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. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Equipment maintenance

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  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. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  16. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  17. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment selection

    30% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Hearing sensitivity

    55% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  2. Manual dexterity

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Control precision

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Auditory attention

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Originality

    41% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  19. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  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. Working with mechanical equipment

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Driving vehicles or equipment

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Working with electronic equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Controlling equipment or machines

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Working with the public

    42% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    40% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Working with computers

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Collecting and organising information

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Looking for changes over time

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Assessing and evaluating things

    34% Skill level

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

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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, 49-3052.00 - Motorcycle Mechanics.

Work Environment

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

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Demands

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

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

    98% Important

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

  2. Spend time standing

    92% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    92% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    88% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Time pressure

    88% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    85% Important

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

  10. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    85% Important

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

  11. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  12. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Consequence of error

    79% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Making repetitive motions

    75% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  17. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  19. Telephone

    72% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  20. Bending or twisting your body

    71% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    71% 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. 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.

  3. Working conditions

    60% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    48% 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. Relationships

    29% 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.

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

    38% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% 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, 49-3052.00 - Motorcycle Mechanics.

All Motor Mechanics

  • $1,436 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Motorcycle Mechanics

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Motorcycle Mechanics maintain, test and repair the mechanical parts of motorcycles.

You usually need a certificate III in motorcycle mechanical technology to work as a Motorcycle Mechanic. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Detects and diagnoses faults in engines and parts.
  • Dismantles and removes engine assemblies, transmissions, steering mechanisms and other components, and checks parts.
  • Repairs and replaces worn and defective parts and reassembles mechanical components, and refers to service manuals as needed.
  • Performs scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications and engine tune-ups to achieve smoother running of vehicles and ensure compliance with pollution regulations.
  • Reassembles engines and parts after being repaired.
  • Tests and adjusts mechanical parts after being repaired for proper performance, diagnoses and test parts with the assistance of computers.
  • May inspect vehicles and issue roadworthiness certificates or detail work required to achieve roadworthiness.

You usually need a certificate III in motorcycle mechanical technology to work as a Motorcycle Mechanic. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Registration or licencing may be required.

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 and Automotive Manufacturing Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Motor Mechanics who are hardworking with a good work ethic, reliable and provide good customer service.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    92% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Physics

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    47% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    43% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Technical design

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    20% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    15% 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. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Equipment maintenance

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  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. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  15. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  16. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  17. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment selection

    30% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Hearing sensitivity

    55% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  2. Manual dexterity

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Control precision

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Auditory attention

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Deductive reasoning

    46% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Brainstorming

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Originality

    41% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  19. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  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. Working with mechanical equipment

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Driving vehicles or equipment

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Working with electronic equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Controlling equipment or machines

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Working with the public

    42% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    40% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Working with computers

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Collecting and organising information

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Looking for changes over time

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Assessing and evaluating things

    34% Skill level

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

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, 49-3052.00 - Motorcycle Mechanics.

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. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    98% Important

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

  2. Spend time standing

    92% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    92% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    88% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Time pressure

    88% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  9. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    85% Important

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

  10. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    85% Important

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

  11. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  12. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Consequence of error

    79% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Making repetitive motions

    75% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  17. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  19. Telephone

    72% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  20. Bending or twisting your body

    71% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    71% 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. 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.

  3. Working conditions

    60% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    57% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    48% 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. Relationships

    29% 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.

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

    38% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% 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, 49-3052.00 - Motorcycle Mechanics.
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