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Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters

ANZSCO ID 8994

Overview

All Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters

  • $1,014 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 11,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters fit and replace parts and accessories on motor vehicles.

You can work as a Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in automotive technology may be useful.

Tasks
  • removing old and damaged parts and cleaning surrounding areas on vehicles
  • fitting batteries and installing accessories such as sun roofs, stereos and alarms
  • removing damaged glass, trimming strips and rubber seals from window frames and mountings on motor vehicles, positioning new windscreens and glass windows on frames and attaching and sealing them
  • inspecting, removing and repairing muffler mountings, and fitting new mufflers, extractors and exhaust pipes
  • removing radiators from vehicles and cleaning and repairing them
  • installing new or repaired radiators into vehicles and repairing and replacing other units in the cooling system such as thermostats, head gaskets and water pumps
  • inspecting tyres to determine which repair action to implement and repairing punctures in tubes and tubeless tyres
  • operating air driven equipment to remove and refit tyres and tubes on vehicles
  • balancing wheels and tyres using static and electronic equipment

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in automotive technology 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 Automotive Retail, Service and Repair and Automotive Manufacturing Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters who are reliable, can interact with others, and are well presented.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    51% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    46% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Physics

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    26% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    54% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Troubleshooting

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Quality control analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Equipment maintenance

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  7. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Systems evaluation

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment selection

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  19. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Reading comprehension

    37% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Multilimb coordination

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Visualization

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  6. Manual dexterity

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Hearing sensitivity

    54% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Auditory attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  14. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Speed of recognition

    45% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    39% 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

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    65% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Working with electronic equipment

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    50% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    41% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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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, 49-3023.02 - Automotive Specialty Technicians.

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. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    100% Important

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

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    96% Important

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

  3. Exposure to contaminants

    96% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  4. Time pressure

    95% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  5. Spend time standing

    93% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    93% Important

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

  8. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    91% Important

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

  9. Very hot or cold temperatures

    88% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Dangerous equipment

    85% Important

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

  12. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    85% Important

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

  13. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Dangerous conditions

    84% Important

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

  15. Indoors, not heat controlled

    82% Important

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

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  18. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  20. Bright or inadequate lighting

    76% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

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

    62% 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

    62% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    43% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    48% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  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

    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, 49-3023.02 - Automotive Specialty Technicians.

All Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters

  • $1,014 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 11,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters fit and replace parts and accessories on motor vehicles.

You can work as a Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in automotive technology may be useful.

Tasks
  • removing old and damaged parts and cleaning surrounding areas on vehicles
  • fitting batteries and installing accessories such as sun roofs, stereos and alarms
  • removing damaged glass, trimming strips and rubber seals from window frames and mountings on motor vehicles, positioning new windscreens and glass windows on frames and attaching and sealing them
  • inspecting, removing and repairing muffler mountings, and fitting new mufflers, extractors and exhaust pipes
  • removing radiators from vehicles and cleaning and repairing them
  • installing new or repaired radiators into vehicles and repairing and replacing other units in the cooling system such as thermostats, head gaskets and water pumps
  • inspecting tyres to determine which repair action to implement and repairing punctures in tubes and tubeless tyres
  • operating air driven equipment to remove and refit tyres and tubes on vehicles
  • balancing wheels and tyres using static and electronic equipment

You can work as a Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in automotive technology 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 Automotive Retail, Service and Repair and Automotive Manufacturing Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters who are reliable, can interact with others, and are well presented.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    82% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Computers and electronics

    51% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    46% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Physics

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    30% Skill level

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

  14. Chemistry

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  16. Production and processing

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    26% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    21% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    54% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Troubleshooting

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Quality control analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Equipment maintenance

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  7. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Systems evaluation

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment selection

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  19. Systems analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Reading comprehension

    37% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Multilimb coordination

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Visualization

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  6. Manual dexterity

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Hearing sensitivity

    54% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Auditory attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  14. Inductive reasoning

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Speed of recognition

    45% Skill level

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    39% 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

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    65% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    61% Skill level

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

  7. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  8. Working with electronic equipment

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Making sense of information and ideas

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Working with computers

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    50% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    41% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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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. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    100% Important

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

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    96% Important

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

  3. Exposure to contaminants

    96% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  4. Time pressure

    95% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  5. Spend time standing

    93% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    93% Important

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

  8. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    91% Important

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

  9. Very hot or cold temperatures

    88% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Dangerous equipment

    85% Important

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

  12. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    85% Important

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

  13. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Dangerous conditions

    84% Important

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

  15. Indoors, not heat controlled

    82% Important

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

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  18. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Unstructured work

    77% Important

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

  20. Bright or inadequate lighting

    76% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

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

    62% 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

    62% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    48% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    43% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Analytical

    48% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  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

    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, 49-3023.02 - Automotive Specialty Technicians.
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