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Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters (General)

ANZSCO ID 899411

Overview

All Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters

  • $1,014 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters (General)

  • 2,200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

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

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

Tasks
  • Removes old and damaged parts and cleans surrounding areas on vehicles.
  • Fits batteries and installs accessories such as sun roofs, stereos and alarms.
  • Inspects, removes and repairs muffler mountings, and fits new mufflers, extractors and exhaust pipes.
  • Removes radiators from vehicles and cleans and repairs them.
  • Installs new or repaired radiators into vehicles and repairs and replaces other units in the cooling system such as thermostats, head gaskets and water pumps.
  • Inspects tyres to determine which repair action to implement and repairs punctures in tubes and tubeless tyres.
  • Operates air driven equipment to remove and refit tyres and tubes on vehicles.
  • Balances wheels and tyres using static and electronic equipment.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General) 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

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Engineering and technology

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Physics

    48% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Education and training

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Chemistry

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    25% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    59% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Equipment maintenance

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Troubleshooting

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Operation and control

    52% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Equipment selection

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Installation

    41% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  19. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Control precision

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Visualization

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Finger dexterity

    55% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  5. Manual dexterity

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Multilimb coordination

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Problem spotting

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Colour discrimination

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Hearing sensitivity

    52% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Trunk strength

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Reaction time

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Depth perception

    41% Skill level

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

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. Working with mechanical equipment

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Doing physically active work

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Working with electronic equipment

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    53% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Collecting and organising information

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Driving vehicles or equipment

    49% Skill level

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

  14. Working with computers

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    36% 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, 49-3023.01 - Automotive Master Mechanics.

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. Exposure to contaminants

    99% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  2. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

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

  3. Spend time standing

    93% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    93% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    92% Important

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

  7. Indoors, not heat controlled

    90% Important

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

  8. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  13. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    82% Important

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

  15. Dangerous equipment

    81% Important

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

  16. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  17. Dangerous conditions

    80% Important

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

  18. Consequence of error

    79% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  20. Bending or twisting your body

    73% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Support

    57% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    55% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    48% 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.

  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

    52% 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

    43% Important

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

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-3023.01 - Automotive Master Mechanics.

All Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters

  • $1,014 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitters (General)

  • 2,200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

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

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

Tasks
  • Removes old and damaged parts and cleans surrounding areas on vehicles.
  • Fits batteries and installs accessories such as sun roofs, stereos and alarms.
  • Inspects, removes and repairs muffler mountings, and fits new mufflers, extractors and exhaust pipes.
  • Removes radiators from vehicles and cleans and repairs them.
  • Installs new or repaired radiators into vehicles and repairs and replaces other units in the cooling system such as thermostats, head gaskets and water pumps.
  • Inspects tyres to determine which repair action to implement and repairs punctures in tubes and tubeless tyres.
  • Operates air driven equipment to remove and refit tyres and tubes on vehicles.
  • Balances wheels and tyres using static and electronic equipment.

You can work as a Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General) 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

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Computers and electronics

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Engineering and technology

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Physics

    48% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Education and training

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Chemistry

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Public safety and security

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    25% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Repairing

    59% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  2. Equipment maintenance

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Troubleshooting

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Operation and control

    52% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Equipment selection

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Active listening

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Active learning

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  17. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  18. Installation

    41% Skill level

    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs.

  19. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Control precision

    61% Skill level

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

  3. Visualization

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Finger dexterity

    55% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  5. Manual dexterity

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Multilimb coordination

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Problem spotting

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Colour discrimination

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Hearing sensitivity

    52% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  13. Inductive reasoning

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Deductive reasoning

    50% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Trunk strength

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Reaction time

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Depth perception

    41% Skill level

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

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. Working with mechanical equipment

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    72% Skill level

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

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Doing physically active work

    69% Skill level

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

  6. Working with electronic equipment

    68% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    53% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Collecting and organising information

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Driving vehicles or equipment

    49% Skill level

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

  14. Working with computers

    47% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Checking for errors or defects

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    36% 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. Exposure to contaminants

    99% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  2. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

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

  3. Spend time standing

    93% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    93% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

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

    92% Important

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

  7. Indoors, not heat controlled

    90% Important

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

  8. Frequent decision making

    90% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  13. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    82% Important

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

  15. Dangerous equipment

    81% Important

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

  16. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  17. Dangerous conditions

    80% Important

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

  18. Consequence of error

    79% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  19. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  20. Bending or twisting your body

    73% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Support

    57% 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.

  3. Working conditions

    55% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  5. Relationships

    48% 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.

  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

    52% 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

    43% Important

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

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 49-3023.01 - Automotive Master Mechanics.
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