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Technicians and Trades Workers (not covered elsewhere)

ANZSCO ID 399999

Overview

All Other Technicians and Trades Workers

  • $1,146 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Technicians and Trades Workers (not covered elsewhere)

  • 4,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 13% female Gender Share

Technicians and Trades Workers (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Airborne Electronics Analyst (Air Force), Architectural Model Maker, Canoe Maker, Coffee Machine Technician, Fibre Composite Technician, Glass Blower, Hide and Skin Classer, Irrigation Designer, Kayak Maker, Milking Machine Technician, Parachute Rigger, Pearl Technician, Pyrotechnician, Ski Technician, and Surfboard Maker.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

Tasks
  • Talks to clients about their needs.
  • Orders materials and equipment.
  • Designs and shapes the blank (polyurethane board).
  • Applies colour to the board.
  • Covers the blank with fibreglass cloth and resin.
  • Draws designs on tissue and transfers them onto the board.
  • Attaches fibreglass fins and/or fin systems.
  • Sands the board to achieve a smooth finish and sprays or brushes the board with a chemical finish.

Prospects

Pathways

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

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.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    53% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Building and construction

    47% Skill level

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

  5. Technical design

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    46% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Physics

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Customer and personal service

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    24% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Equipment maintenance

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Repairing

    54% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  3. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Troubleshooting

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Equipment selection

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Installation

    32% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  18. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  9. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Extent flexibility

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  20. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Controlling equipment or machines

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    76% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    57% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Working with electronic equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Driving vehicles or equipment

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    36% 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, 49-9043.00 - Maintenance Workers, Machinery.

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. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  4. Dangerous equipment

    89% Important

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

  5. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

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

    84% Important

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

  7. Spend time standing

    83% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Exposure to contaminants

    82% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  10. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Physically close to people

    78% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    77% Important

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

  15. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    75% Important

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

  17. Consequence of error

    75% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Unstructured work

    75% Important

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

  19. Walking and running

    70% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  20. Cramped work space

    69% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

Values

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

  1. Support

    81% 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

    71% 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. Relationships

    57% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    55% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-9043.00 - Maintenance Workers, Machinery.

All Other Technicians and Trades Workers

  • $1,146 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Technicians and Trades Workers (not covered elsewhere)

  • 4,200 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 13% female Gender Share

Technicians and Trades Workers (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Airborne Electronics Analyst (Air Force), Architectural Model Maker, Canoe Maker, Coffee Machine Technician, Fibre Composite Technician, Glass Blower, Hide and Skin Classer, Irrigation Designer, Kayak Maker, Milking Machine Technician, Parachute Rigger, Pearl Technician, Pyrotechnician, Ski Technician, and Surfboard Maker.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

Tasks
  • Talks to clients about their needs.
  • Orders materials and equipment.
  • Designs and shapes the blank (polyurethane board).
  • Applies colour to the board.
  • Covers the blank with fibreglass cloth and resin.
  • Draws designs on tissue and transfers them onto the board.
  • Attaches fibreglass fins and/or fin systems.
  • Sands the board to achieve a smooth finish and sprays or brushes the board with a chemical finish.

This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.

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. Mechanical

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Engineering and technology

    53% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Building and construction

    47% Skill level

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

  5. Technical design

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    46% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    44% Skill level

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

  8. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Physics

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Customer and personal service

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    24% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    24% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Equipment maintenance

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Repairing

    54% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  3. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Troubleshooting

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Equipment selection

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Installation

    32% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  18. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  9. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Extent flexibility

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  20. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Controlling equipment or machines

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    76% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    70% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    57% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Working with electronic equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Driving vehicles or equipment

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    37% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    36% 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, 49-9043.00 - Maintenance Workers, Machinery.

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. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  4. Dangerous equipment

    89% Important

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

  5. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

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

    84% Important

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

  7. Spend time standing

    83% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Exposure to contaminants

    82% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  10. Teamwork

    80% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Physically close to people

    78% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    77% Important

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

  15. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  16. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    75% Important

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

  17. Consequence of error

    75% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Unstructured work

    75% Important

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

  19. Walking and running

    70% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  20. Cramped work space

    69% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

Values

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

  1. Support

    81% 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

    71% 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. Relationships

    57% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    55% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 49-9043.00 - Maintenance Workers, Machinery.
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