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Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers

ANZSCO ID 3242

Overview

All Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers

  • $1,153 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 5,700 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers manufacture and repair prototype production units and purpose-built vehicle bodies, and install, repair and replace the interior trim of vehicles.

You can work as a Vehicle Body Builder or Trimmer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III or IV in automotive body repair, automotive manufacturing (technical operations) or automotive trimming is usually required.

Tasks
  • constructing framework sections in metal, wood, fibreglass and other materials using shaping machines and cutting and welding equipment
  • bolting, screwing, riveting and welding sections together to form complete frameworks
  • cutting and shaping panels of sheetmetal, aluminium and reinforced plastic and attaching to frameworks using hand and power tools
  • modifying assembly line vehicles to special requirements
  • preparing new vehicle trim work according to drawings and sketches, and removing old coverings and fittings from vehicles and taking new measurements
  • selecting and cutting pieces of fabric, vinyl and leather and sewing pieces together using heavy-duty sewing machines
  • installing internal trim in vehicles such as lining, floor coverings and armrests
  • attaching door trims, rubber seals, locks and handles

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Vehicle Body Builder or Trimmer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III or IV in automotive body repair, automotive manufacturing (technical operations) or automotive trimming is usually 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 Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers 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. Mechanical

    62% Skill level

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

  2. Chemistry

    49% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    42% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    40% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    38% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Engineering and technology

    35% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    30% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    26% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    18% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    17% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    16% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Therapy and counselling

    13% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  20. Telecommunications

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    46% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Operation monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Equipment selection

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Reading comprehension

    37% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Extent flexibility

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Control precision

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Static strength

    48% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  9. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    56% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Checking compliance with standards

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    44% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Collecting and organising information

    44% Skill level

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

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Working with mechanical equipment

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Driving vehicles or equipment

    33% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating within a team

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Coordinating the work of a team

    31% Skill level

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

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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

    96% Important

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

  2. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Spend time standing

    91% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    90% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Dangerous conditions

    83% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    76% Important

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

  11. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    75% Important

    Wear equipment like breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.

  12. Dangerous equipment

    75% Important

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

  13. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

  14. Face-to-face discussions

    74% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  15. Bending or twisting your body

    74% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  16. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    69% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

  18. Unstructured work

    69% Important

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

  19. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    66% Important

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

  20. Teamwork

    64% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% Important

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

  2. Relationships

    62% 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. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    50% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    24% 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, 49-3021.00 - Automotive Body and Related Repairers.

All Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers

  • $1,153 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 5,700 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers manufacture and repair prototype production units and purpose-built vehicle bodies, and install, repair and replace the interior trim of vehicles.

You can work as a Vehicle Body Builder or Trimmer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III or IV in automotive body repair, automotive manufacturing (technical operations) or automotive trimming is usually required.

Tasks
  • constructing framework sections in metal, wood, fibreglass and other materials using shaping machines and cutting and welding equipment
  • bolting, screwing, riveting and welding sections together to form complete frameworks
  • cutting and shaping panels of sheetmetal, aluminium and reinforced plastic and attaching to frameworks using hand and power tools
  • modifying assembly line vehicles to special requirements
  • preparing new vehicle trim work according to drawings and sketches, and removing old coverings and fittings from vehicles and taking new measurements
  • selecting and cutting pieces of fabric, vinyl and leather and sewing pieces together using heavy-duty sewing machines
  • installing internal trim in vehicles such as lining, floor coverings and armrests
  • attaching door trims, rubber seals, locks and handles

You can work as a Vehicle Body Builder or Trimmer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III or IV in automotive body repair, automotive manufacturing (technical operations) or automotive trimming is usually 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 Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers 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. Mechanical

    62% Skill level

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

  2. Chemistry

    49% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    42% Skill level

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

  5. Computers and electronics

    40% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    38% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Engineering and technology

    35% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    30% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    26% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    18% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    17% Skill level

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

  17. Communications and media

    16% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Therapy and counselling

    13% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  20. Telecommunications

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    46% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Operation monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Equipment selection

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Reading comprehension

    37% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Extent flexibility

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Control precision

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Static strength

    48% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  9. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  15. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    56% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Checking compliance with standards

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    44% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Collecting and organising information

    44% Skill level

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

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    40% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Scheduling work and activities

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Working with mechanical equipment

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Driving vehicles or equipment

    33% Skill level

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

  19. Communicating within a team

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Coordinating the work of a team

    31% Skill level

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

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

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Demands

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

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

    96% Important

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

  2. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  3. Spend time standing

    91% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    90% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Dangerous conditions

    83% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  10. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    76% Important

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

  11. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    75% Important

    Wear equipment like breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.

  12. Dangerous equipment

    75% Important

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

  13. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

  14. Face-to-face discussions

    74% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  15. Bending or twisting your body

    74% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  16. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  17. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    69% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

  18. Unstructured work

    69% Important

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

  19. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    66% Important

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

  20. Teamwork

    64% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% Important

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

  2. Relationships

    62% 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. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    50% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    24% 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, 49-3021.00 - Automotive Body and Related Repairers.
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