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Vehicle Painters

ANZSCO ID 3243

Overview

All Vehicle Painters

  • $1,406 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 7,500 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Vehicle Painters prepare surfaces of vehicles, match and mix colours and apply paint.

Also known as: Vehicle Refinisher.

You can work as a Vehicle Painter without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in automotive refinishing technology or another relevant vehicle painting course is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • removing rough spots on vehicle panels
  • sanding surfaces by hand and with power sanders
  • masking areas not to be painted with tape and paper
  • colour matching and mixing paints to match paint shades, and selecting pre-mixed paint
  • applying primer and finishing coats using spray-guns, and sanding surfaces between coats
  • touching up paintwork and applying polish to vehicles
  • removing masking papers, and waxing and polishing finished paintwork
  • painting signs and artwork on vehicles
  • treating vehicles with rust-proofing chemicals

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Vehicle Painter without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in automotive refinishing technology or another relevant vehicle painting course is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Automotive Retail, Service and Repair VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Vehicle Painters 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. Chemistry

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    33% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. English language

    31% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    30% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    28% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    22% Skill level

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

  10. Technical design

    20% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    19% Skill level

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

  12. Engineering and technology

    19% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    15% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

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

  16. Computers and electronics

    14% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    14% Skill level

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

  18. History and archeology

    11% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  19. Psychology

    10% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Equipment selection

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Troubleshooting

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Writing

    32% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Repairing

    25% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  5. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  7. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Trunk strength

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  11. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  14. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  15. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Depth perception

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Categorising

    32% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Working with mechanical equipment

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Doing physically active work

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    53% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    41% Skill level

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

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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, 51-9122.00 - Painters, Transportation Equipment.

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. Exposure to contaminants

    100% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  2. Dangerous conditions

    98% Important

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

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

    98% Important

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

  4. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    96% Important

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

  6. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    93% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Walking and running

    91% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  9. Bending or twisting your body

    89% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  10. Time pressure

    87% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  15. Making repetitive motions

    83% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    81% Important

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

  18. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  19. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  20. Indoors, not heat controlled

    72% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% Important

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

  2. Independence

    57% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    52% 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. 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. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    48% Important

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

  4. Creative

    48% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9122.00 - Painters, Transportation Equipment.

All Vehicle Painters

  • $1,406 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 7,500 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Vehicle Painters prepare surfaces of vehicles, match and mix colours and apply paint.

Also known as: Vehicle Refinisher.

You can work as a Vehicle Painter without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in automotive refinishing technology or another relevant vehicle painting course is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • removing rough spots on vehicle panels
  • sanding surfaces by hand and with power sanders
  • masking areas not to be painted with tape and paper
  • colour matching and mixing paints to match paint shades, and selecting pre-mixed paint
  • applying primer and finishing coats using spray-guns, and sanding surfaces between coats
  • touching up paintwork and applying polish to vehicles
  • removing masking papers, and waxing and polishing finished paintwork
  • painting signs and artwork on vehicles
  • treating vehicles with rust-proofing chemicals

You can work as a Vehicle Painter without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in automotive refinishing technology or another relevant vehicle painting course is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Automotive Retail, Service and Repair VET training pathways.

Employers look for Vehicle Painters 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. Chemistry

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    33% Skill level

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

  4. Administration and management

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. English language

    31% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    30% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    28% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    22% Skill level

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

  10. Technical design

    20% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    19% Skill level

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

  12. Engineering and technology

    19% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    15% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

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

  16. Computers and electronics

    14% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    14% Skill level

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

  18. History and archeology

    11% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  19. Psychology

    10% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Equipment selection

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Troubleshooting

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Writing

    32% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Repairing

    25% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Colour discrimination

    64% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  5. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  7. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Trunk strength

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  11. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  14. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  15. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Depth perception

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Categorising

    32% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Thinking creatively

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    68% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Working with mechanical equipment

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Doing physically active work

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    53% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    51% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    41% Skill level

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

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, 51-9122.00 - Painters, Transportation Equipment.

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. Exposure to contaminants

    100% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  2. Dangerous conditions

    98% Important

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

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

    98% Important

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

  4. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    96% Important

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

  6. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    93% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Walking and running

    91% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  9. Bending or twisting your body

    89% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  10. Time pressure

    87% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Impact of decisions

    85% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  15. Making repetitive motions

    83% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    81% Important

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

  18. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  19. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  20. Indoors, not heat controlled

    72% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% Important

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

  2. Independence

    57% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    52% 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. 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. Achievement

    43% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    48% Important

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

  4. Creative

    48% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9122.00 - Painters, Transportation Equipment.
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