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Vehicle Trimmers

ANZSCO ID 324212

Overview

All Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers

  • $1,153 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Vehicle Trimmers

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Vehicle Trimmers install, repair and replace the interior trim of vehicles such as seats, linings, floor coverings and door trims.

Specialisations: Vehicle Upholsterer.

You can work as a Vehicle Trimmer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in automotive trimming is usually required.

Tasks
  • Prepares new vehicle trim work according to drawings and sketches, and removes old coverings and fittings from vehicles and takes new measurements.
  • Selects and cuts pieces of fabric, vinyl and leather and sews pieces together using heavy-duty sewing machines.
  • Installs internal trim in vehicles such as lining, floor coverings and armrests.
  • Attaches door trims, rubber seals, locks and handles.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Vehicle Trimmer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in 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. Production and processing

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    40% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Education and training

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  8. Building and construction

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    27% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    26% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    23% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    20% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    19% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    17% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    15% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    12% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    10% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Telecommunications

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  16. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  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. Arm-hand steadiness

    59% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Finger dexterity

    57% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  3. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Visualization

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Multilimb coordination

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Extent flexibility

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  17. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Depth perception

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Doing physically active work

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    51% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Influencing people

    46% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating within a team

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Building good relationships

    43% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  20. Researching and investigating

    42% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

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, 51-6093.00 - Upholsterers.

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. 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

    93% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Making repetitive motions

    83% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    79% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Bending or twisting your body

    76% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  8. Face-to-face discussions

    76% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  9. Competition

    74% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  10. Contact with people

    73% Important

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

  11. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  12. Indoors, heat controlled

    72% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  13. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    71% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    69% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Physically close to people

    69% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Walking and running

    69% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  17. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    65% Important

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

  18. Freedom to make decisions

    64% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  19. Frequent decision making

    64% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    63% Important

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

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. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  3. Independence

    48% 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. Relationships

    48% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  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, 51-6093.00 - Upholsterers.

All Vehicle Body Builders and Trimmers

  • $1,153 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Vehicle Trimmers

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Vehicle Trimmers install, repair and replace the interior trim of vehicles such as seats, linings, floor coverings and door trims.

Specialisations: Vehicle Upholsterer.

You can work as a Vehicle Trimmer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in automotive trimming is usually required.

Tasks
  • Prepares new vehicle trim work according to drawings and sketches, and removes old coverings and fittings from vehicles and takes new measurements.
  • Selects and cuts pieces of fabric, vinyl and leather and sews pieces together using heavy-duty sewing machines.
  • Installs internal trim in vehicles such as lining, floor coverings and armrests.
  • Attaches door trims, rubber seals, locks and handles.

You can work as a Vehicle Trimmer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in 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. Production and processing

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    40% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Education and training

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  8. Building and construction

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    27% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    26% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    23% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    20% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    19% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    17% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    15% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    12% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    10% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Telecommunications

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Serving others

    41% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  16. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  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. Arm-hand steadiness

    59% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Finger dexterity

    57% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  3. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Colour discrimination

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Visualization

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Multilimb coordination

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Extent flexibility

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  17. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Originality

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Depth perception

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Planning and prioritising work

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Doing physically active work

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    51% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Influencing people

    46% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Communicating within a team

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Building good relationships

    43% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  20. Researching and investigating

    42% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

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, 51-6093.00 - Upholsterers.

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

    93% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Making repetitive motions

    83% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    79% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Bending or twisting your body

    76% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  8. Face-to-face discussions

    76% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  9. Competition

    74% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  10. Contact with people

    73% Important

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

  11. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  12. Indoors, heat controlled

    72% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  13. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    71% Important

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

  14. Impact of decisions

    69% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Physically close to people

    69% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Walking and running

    69% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  17. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    65% Important

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

  18. Freedom to make decisions

    64% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  19. Frequent decision making

    64% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    63% Important

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

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. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  3. Independence

    48% 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. Relationships

    48% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  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, 51-6093.00 - Upholsterers.
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