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Lift Mechanics

ANZSCO ID 341113

Overview

All Electricians

  • $1,823 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Lift Mechanics

  • 3,000 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Lift Mechanics design, install, maintain, service and repair electric and hydraulic passenger and freight lifts, escalators, moving walkways and other lift equipment.

You usually need a certificate III in electrotechnology (electrician or systems electrician) to work as a Lift Mechanic. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Examines blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequence and methods of operation.
  • Measures and lays out insulation reference points.
  • Selects, cuts and connects wire and cable to terminals and connectors.
  • Uses instruments to trace and diagnose faults.
  • Repairs and replaces faulty wiring and defective parts.
  • Positions and installs electrical switchboards.
  • Connects electrical systems to power supply.
  • Tests continuity of circuit.
  • Installs, tests and adjusts electric and mechanical parts of lifts.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III in electrotechnology (electrician or systems electrician) to work as a Lift Mechanic. These courses are 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 Electrotechnology VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Electricians who have good people skills, are reliable and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Physics

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. English language

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Administration and management

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Clerical

    26% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Troubleshooting

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Equipment maintenance

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Repairing

    54% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  4. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  7. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Equipment selection

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Installation

    41% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  18. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  19. Systems evaluation

    39% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  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. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Depth perception

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Written expression

    41% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  20. Balance

    38% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    93% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    87% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    86% Skill level

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

  4. Working with electronic equipment

    83% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    78% Skill level

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

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    69% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Checking for errors or defects

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Thinking creatively

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    53% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  15. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Driving vehicles or equipment

    47% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Communicating with the public

    45% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

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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, 47-4021.00 - Elevator Installers and Repairers.

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. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

  2. Work at heights

    100% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  3. Dangerous conditions

    99% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Dangerous equipment

    96% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Unstructured work

    92% Important

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

  8. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

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

    89% Important

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

  11. Consequence of error

    88% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Health and safety of others

    88% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Exposure to contaminants

    85% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  15. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Bright or inadequate lighting

    84% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  17. Spend time standing

    84% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Contact with people

    81% Important

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

  19. Very hot or cold temperatures

    81% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  20. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Support

    86% 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. Working conditions

    69% Important

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

  3. Independence

    67% 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

    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.

  5. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    48% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  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, 47-4021.00 - Elevator Installers and Repairers.

All Electricians

  • $1,823 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Lift Mechanics

  • 3,000 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Lift Mechanics design, install, maintain, service and repair electric and hydraulic passenger and freight lifts, escalators, moving walkways and other lift equipment.

You usually need a certificate III in electrotechnology (electrician or systems electrician) to work as a Lift Mechanic. These courses are often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Examines blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequence and methods of operation.
  • Measures and lays out insulation reference points.
  • Selects, cuts and connects wire and cable to terminals and connectors.
  • Uses instruments to trace and diagnose faults.
  • Repairs and replaces faulty wiring and defective parts.
  • Positions and installs electrical switchboards.
  • Connects electrical systems to power supply.
  • Tests continuity of circuit.
  • Installs, tests and adjusts electric and mechanical parts of lifts.

You usually need a certificate III in electrotechnology (electrician or systems electrician) to work as a Lift Mechanic. These courses are 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 Electrotechnology VET training pathways.

Employers look for Electricians who have good people skills, are reliable and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Building and construction

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Physics

    60% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    53% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. English language

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Administration and management

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Clerical

    26% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Troubleshooting

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Equipment maintenance

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Repairing

    54% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  4. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  7. Reading comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Equipment selection

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Installation

    41% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  18. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  19. Systems evaluation

    39% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  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. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Problem spotting

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Visualization

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Written comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Depth perception

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Written expression

    41% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  20. Balance

    38% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    93% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    87% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    86% Skill level

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

  4. Working with electronic equipment

    83% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    78% Skill level

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

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    69% Skill level

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

  9. Building good relationships

    67% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Checking for errors or defects

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Thinking creatively

    59% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    58% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    53% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  15. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Driving vehicles or equipment

    47% Skill level

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

  19. Working with computers

    46% Skill level

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

  20. Communicating with the public

    45% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

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, 47-4021.00 - Elevator Installers and Repairers.

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. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

  2. Work at heights

    100% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  3. Dangerous conditions

    99% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Dangerous equipment

    96% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    94% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Unstructured work

    92% Important

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

  8. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

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

    89% Important

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

  11. Consequence of error

    88% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  12. Health and safety of others

    88% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Exposure to contaminants

    85% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  15. Impact of decisions

    84% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Bright or inadequate lighting

    84% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  17. Spend time standing

    84% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  18. Contact with people

    81% Important

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

  19. Very hot or cold temperatures

    81% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  20. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Support

    86% 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. Working conditions

    69% Important

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

  3. Independence

    67% 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

    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.

  5. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    48% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    71% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  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.

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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, 47-4021.00 - Elevator Installers and Repairers.
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