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Building Insulation Installers

ANZSCO ID 821411

Overview

All Insulation and Home Improvement Installers

  • $1,442 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Building Insulation Installers

  • 4,200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 77% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Building Insulation Installers install and apply insulating material, such as foam, granules, foil, solar film, batts and blankets, to walls, floors, windows and ceilings of buildings to insulate against heat, cold, air, sound and moisture.

Specialisations: Window Tinter (Building).

You can work as a Building Insulation Installer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course with insulation installation modules might be helpful. Some Building Insulation Installers have gained skills in related fields such as building, carpentry or joinery.

Tasks
  • Examines plans, specifications and work sites to determine the type and quality of installations required and their location.
  • Prepares site for insulation and the installation of fittings by nailing up furring, drilling holes for screws and bolts, and erecting scaffolding and ladders.
  • Glues blocks and slabs of foamed plastic and cork to walls.
  • Operates equipment to blow and spray mineral wool, fibre fill and foam insulation material into cavities.
  • Cuts insulation material to size and shape, as well as nailing or stapling batt-type insulation to joists, studs and furring.
  • Measures, cuts and applies solar control film to windows.
  • Fits awnings, security screens, shower screens, prefabricated windows and doors, exterior cladding and other home improvements using hand tools.
  • Drills holes in wood, brick, stone and fibrous structures; fitting bolts, screws and nails into place.
  • Attaches and adjusts mechanical fittings such as cranks, locks and pull-cords.
  • Installs flashing and waterproofing to fittings, such as shower screens and prefabricated windows and doors.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Building Insulation Installer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course with insulation installation modules might be helpful. Some Building Insulation Installers have gained skills in related fields such as building, carpentry or joinery.

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 Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Insulation and Home Improvement Installers who make good decisions, are polite, courteous and reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    40% Skill level

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

  4. Transportation

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    36% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Technical design

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Physics

    30% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    26% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    22% Skill level

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

  14. Engineering and technology

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    19% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Computers and electronics

    15% Skill level

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

  20. Clerical

    13% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Serving others

    30% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Troubleshooting

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment selection

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Balance

    43% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  7. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  9. Visualization

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  14. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  15. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Stamina

    39% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  19. Dynamic strength

    37% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  20. Speech clarity

    32% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Thinking creatively

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    41% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Training and teaching others

    37% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  17. Coaching and developing others

    35% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    27% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2131.00 - Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall.

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. Spend time standing

    93% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    86% Important

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

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

    85% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Exposure to contaminants

    82% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  6. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Very hot or cold temperatures

    81% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    80% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    78% Important

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

  12. Indoors, not heat controlled

    78% Important

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

  13. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    78% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  14. Making repetitive motions

    77% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  15. Cramped work space

    76% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  16. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    75% Important

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

  17. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

  18. Work at heights

    74% Important

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

  19. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    74% Important

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

  20. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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

    38% 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

    38% 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. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  5. 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.

  6. Working conditions

    33% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  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, 47-2131.00 - Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall.

All Insulation and Home Improvement Installers

  • $1,442 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Building Insulation Installers

  • 4,200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 77% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 36 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Building Insulation Installers install and apply insulating material, such as foam, granules, foil, solar film, batts and blankets, to walls, floors, windows and ceilings of buildings to insulate against heat, cold, air, sound and moisture.

Specialisations: Window Tinter (Building).

You can work as a Building Insulation Installer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course with insulation installation modules might be helpful. Some Building Insulation Installers have gained skills in related fields such as building, carpentry or joinery.

Tasks
  • Examines plans, specifications and work sites to determine the type and quality of installations required and their location.
  • Prepares site for insulation and the installation of fittings by nailing up furring, drilling holes for screws and bolts, and erecting scaffolding and ladders.
  • Glues blocks and slabs of foamed plastic and cork to walls.
  • Operates equipment to blow and spray mineral wool, fibre fill and foam insulation material into cavities.
  • Cuts insulation material to size and shape, as well as nailing or stapling batt-type insulation to joists, studs and furring.
  • Measures, cuts and applies solar control film to windows.
  • Fits awnings, security screens, shower screens, prefabricated windows and doors, exterior cladding and other home improvements using hand tools.
  • Drills holes in wood, brick, stone and fibrous structures; fitting bolts, screws and nails into place.
  • Attaches and adjusts mechanical fittings such as cranks, locks and pull-cords.
  • Installs flashing and waterproofing to fittings, such as shower screens and prefabricated windows and doors.

You can work as a Building Insulation Installer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course with insulation installation modules might be helpful. Some Building Insulation Installers have gained skills in related fields such as building, carpentry or joinery.

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 Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Insulation and Home Improvement Installers who make good decisions, are polite, courteous and reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    40% Skill level

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

  4. Transportation

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    36% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Technical design

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Physics

    30% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    26% Skill level

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

  12. Production and processing

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    22% Skill level

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

  14. Engineering and technology

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    19% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    16% Skill level

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

  19. Computers and electronics

    15% Skill level

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

  20. Clerical

    13% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Serving others

    30% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Negotiation

    29% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Troubleshooting

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment selection

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Balance

    43% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  7. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  9. Visualization

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  14. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  15. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Stamina

    39% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  19. Dynamic strength

    37% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  20. Speech clarity

    32% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Thinking creatively

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    41% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  16. Training and teaching others

    37% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  17. Coaching and developing others

    35% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    27% 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. Spend time standing

    93% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    86% Important

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

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

    85% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Exposure to contaminants

    82% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  6. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Very hot or cold temperatures

    81% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    80% Important

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

  9. Freedom to make decisions

    79% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  10. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    78% Important

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

  12. Indoors, not heat controlled

    78% Important

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

  13. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    78% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  14. Making repetitive motions

    77% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  15. Cramped work space

    76% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  16. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    75% Important

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

  17. Contact with people

    74% Important

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

  18. Work at heights

    74% Important

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

  19. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    74% Important

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

  20. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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

    38% 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

    38% 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. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  5. 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.

  6. Working conditions

    33% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    33% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  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, 47-2131.00 - Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall.
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