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Fire Protection Equipment Technicians

ANZSCO ID 399918

Overview

All Other Technicians and Trades Workers

  • $1,146 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Fire Protection Equipment Technicians

  • 3,300 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Fire Protection Equipment Technicians install, test and maintain fire protection equipment and systems such as extinguishers, hoses, reels, hydrants, fire blankets, exit lighting, fire and smoke doors, gaseous fire suppression systems, passive fire and smoke containment systems and foam generating equipment.

Specialisations: Fire Extinguisher Technician.

You can work as a Fire Protection Equipment Technician without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in fire protection may be useful.

Tasks
  • Protects human life and property from fire damage, using fire prevention techniques.
  • Reads and understands complicated technical documents.
  • Keeps up to date with fire protection measures against terrorist threats or natural disasters.
  • Analyses existing protection measures and designs up-to-date fire protection systems.
  • Consults with architects or other industry experts to design safe buildings or transportation vehicles.
  • Researches new issues in fire prevention and develops solutions, sometimes with the use of advanced computer modelling systems, to predict the occurrence and spread of fire.
  • Tests the ability of particular chemicals to suppress fire or performs research on existing fire prevention techniques.
  • Conducts analysis of fire risks and develops appropriate safeguards.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Fire Protection Equipment Technician without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in fire protection may be useful.

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 Health Industry, Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking and Property Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Technicians and Trades Workers 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. Engineering and technology

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Building and construction

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    71% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Physics

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Mechanical

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Chemistry

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    58% Skill level

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

  12. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    53% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    47% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    35% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Operations analysis

    57% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  8. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  11. Systems evaluation

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Science

    54% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  13. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Quality control analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  20. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Flexibility of closure

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Researching and investigating

    78% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Checking compliance with standards

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Giving expert advice

    74% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  6. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Communicating with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  8. Collecting and organising information

    72% Skill level

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

  9. Making sense of information and ideas

    72% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  10. Thinking creatively

    71% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    71% Skill level

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

  12. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    70% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    67% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    66% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    64% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    63% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    62% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    55% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process 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, 17-2111.02 - Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers.

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. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Letters and memos

    85% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  10. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  12. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Spend time sitting

    76% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Frequent decision making

    76% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    68% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

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

  18. Conflict situations

    64% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Competition

    63% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  20. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    62% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Independence

    81% 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

    79% 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. Recognition

    76% 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Relationships

    43% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    95% Important

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

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    67% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    29% Important

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

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, 17-2111.02 - Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers.

All Other Technicians and Trades Workers

  • $1,146 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Fire Protection Equipment Technicians

  • 3,300 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Fire Protection Equipment Technicians install, test and maintain fire protection equipment and systems such as extinguishers, hoses, reels, hydrants, fire blankets, exit lighting, fire and smoke doors, gaseous fire suppression systems, passive fire and smoke containment systems and foam generating equipment.

Specialisations: Fire Extinguisher Technician.

You can work as a Fire Protection Equipment Technician without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in fire protection may be useful.

Tasks
  • Protects human life and property from fire damage, using fire prevention techniques.
  • Reads and understands complicated technical documents.
  • Keeps up to date with fire protection measures against terrorist threats or natural disasters.
  • Analyses existing protection measures and designs up-to-date fire protection systems.
  • Consults with architects or other industry experts to design safe buildings or transportation vehicles.
  • Researches new issues in fire prevention and develops solutions, sometimes with the use of advanced computer modelling systems, to predict the occurrence and spread of fire.
  • Tests the ability of particular chemicals to suppress fire or performs research on existing fire prevention techniques.
  • Conducts analysis of fire risks and develops appropriate safeguards.

You can work as a Fire Protection Equipment Technician without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in fire protection may be useful.

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 Health Industry, Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking and Property Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Technicians and Trades Workers 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. Engineering and technology

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Building and construction

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    71% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Customer and personal service

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Physics

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Mechanical

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Chemistry

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    58% Skill level

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

  12. English language

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Education and training

    53% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    47% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    35% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Operations analysis

    57% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  8. Writing

    57% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  11. Systems evaluation

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Science

    54% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  13. Time management

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Quality control analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  20. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    63% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral expression

    63% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    63% Skill level

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

  4. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Brainstorming

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Originality

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Flexibility of closure

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Visualization

    54% Skill level

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

  17. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

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

  1. Researching and investigating

    78% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Checking compliance with standards

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Giving expert advice

    74% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  6. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Communicating with the public

    72% Skill level

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

  8. Collecting and organising information

    72% Skill level

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

  9. Making sense of information and ideas

    72% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  10. Thinking creatively

    71% Skill level

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

  11. Scheduling work and activities

    71% Skill level

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

  12. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    70% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    69% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    67% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    66% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    64% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    63% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    62% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Working with computers

    55% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process 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, 17-2111.02 - Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers.

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. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    89% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    85% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Letters and memos

    85% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  10. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  12. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Spend time sitting

    76% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  14. Frequent decision making

    76% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  15. Contact with the public

    74% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    68% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

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

  18. Conflict situations

    64% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Competition

    63% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  20. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    62% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Independence

    81% 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

    79% 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. Recognition

    76% 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Relationships

    43% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

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

  1. Analytical

    95% Important

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

  2. Practical

    76% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    67% Important

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

  4. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    29% Important

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

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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, 17-2111.02 - Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers.
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