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Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators

ANZSCO ID 7121

Overview

All Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators

  • $2,500 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • 12,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 90% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 50 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators operate stationary and mobile cranes, hoists, lifts and winches to lift, move and place materials, equipment and people in areas such as building sites, factories, mines, sawmills, wharves and shipyards.

Specialisations: Chairlift Operator, Cherry Picker Operator, Elevated Work Platform Operator, Pile Driver, Portainer Operator, Tower Crane Operator, Winch Operator.

You can work as a Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in construction crane operations or mobile crane operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • testing the operation of plant before use to ensure safety
  • operating controls to rotate cranes, move cranes on fixed rails, raise and lower jibs and booms, and raise, lower and move hooks and objects
  • working in conjunction with Construction Riggers and Crane Chasers to position hooks and raise, move and place loads
  • controlling the movement of loads, and monitoring speed, acceleration and braking distances directly and by signalling to other operators
  • monitoring plant operation, instruments and gauges to detect malfunctions and problems
  • lubricating ropes and winches on cranes and replacing worn cables
  • may operate cranes fitted with attachments for purposes such as demolition and pile driving
  • may operate overhead cranes using hand controls suspended by cables from cranes

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in construction crane operations or mobile crane operations 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 Transport and Logistics Training Package and Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators can communicate clearly, work well with others and are reliable.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    62% Skill level

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

  2. Transportation

    49% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Building and construction

    42% Skill level

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

  5. Engineering and technology

    42% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Physics

    40% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Customer and personal service

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    35% Skill level

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

  13. English language

    35% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    23% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    22% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Law and government

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    50% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Troubleshooting

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Equipment maintenance

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Depth perception

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Far vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  4. Multilimb coordination

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Reaction time

    55% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  6. Rate control

    54% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  7. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Response orientation

    50% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  9. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  13. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Driving vehicles or equipment

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Doing physically active work

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  15. Building good relationships

    52% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Researching and investigating

    50% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Collecting and organising information

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    43% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

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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. Health and safety of others

    95% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  3. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  4. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    89% Important

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

  7. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

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

    85% Important

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

  9. Exposure to contaminants

    84% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  10. Indoors, not heat controlled

    84% Important

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

  11. Frequent decision making

    83% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Dangerous equipment

    80% Important

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

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Consequence of error

    80% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  17. Very hot or cold temperatures

    77% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  18. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    76% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  20. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    75% 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. 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

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    43% 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. Recognition

    38% 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.

  6. Achievement

    33% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    48% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% 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, 53-7021.00 - Crane and Tower Operators.

All Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators

  • $2,500 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • 12,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 90% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 50 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators operate stationary and mobile cranes, hoists, lifts and winches to lift, move and place materials, equipment and people in areas such as building sites, factories, mines, sawmills, wharves and shipyards.

Specialisations: Chairlift Operator, Cherry Picker Operator, Elevated Work Platform Operator, Pile Driver, Portainer Operator, Tower Crane Operator, Winch Operator.

You can work as a Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in construction crane operations or mobile crane operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • testing the operation of plant before use to ensure safety
  • operating controls to rotate cranes, move cranes on fixed rails, raise and lower jibs and booms, and raise, lower and move hooks and objects
  • working in conjunction with Construction Riggers and Crane Chasers to position hooks and raise, move and place loads
  • controlling the movement of loads, and monitoring speed, acceleration and braking distances directly and by signalling to other operators
  • monitoring plant operation, instruments and gauges to detect malfunctions and problems
  • lubricating ropes and winches on cranes and replacing worn cables
  • may operate cranes fitted with attachments for purposes such as demolition and pile driving
  • may operate overhead cranes using hand controls suspended by cables from cranes

You can work as a Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in construction crane operations or mobile crane operations 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 Transport and Logistics Training Package and Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators can communicate clearly, work well with others and are reliable.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    62% Skill level

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

  2. Transportation

    49% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Building and construction

    42% Skill level

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

  5. Engineering and technology

    42% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    42% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Education and training

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Physics

    40% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Customer and personal service

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    35% Skill level

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

  13. English language

    35% Skill level

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

  14. Administration and management

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Clerical

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    23% Skill level

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

  17. Psychology

    22% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

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

  20. Law and government

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    50% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Troubleshooting

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Equipment maintenance

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Management of personnel resources

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Depth perception

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Far vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  4. Multilimb coordination

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Reaction time

    55% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  6. Rate control

    54% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  7. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Response orientation

    50% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  9. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  13. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Driving vehicles or equipment

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Doing physically active work

    63% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

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

  10. Checking compliance with standards

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    56% Skill level

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

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    55% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  15. Building good relationships

    52% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Researching and investigating

    50% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Collecting and organising information

    49% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    43% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

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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. Health and safety of others

    95% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  3. Contact with people

    91% Important

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

  4. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    89% Important

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

  7. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

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

    85% Important

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

  9. Exposure to contaminants

    84% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  10. Indoors, not heat controlled

    84% Important

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

  11. Frequent decision making

    83% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Dangerous equipment

    80% Important

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

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Consequence of error

    80% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Impact of decisions

    80% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  17. Very hot or cold temperatures

    77% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  18. Time pressure

    76% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    76% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  20. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    75% 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. 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

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    43% 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. Recognition

    38% 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.

  6. Achievement

    33% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    48% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% 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, 53-7021.00 - Crane and Tower Operators.
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