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Overview

All Drillers, Miners and Shot Firers

  • $2,500 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Shot Firers

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 66 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Shot Firers assemble, position and detonate explosives at mining or demolition sites.

You can work as a Shot Firer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in a relevant mining field might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Positions explosives in bore holes and primes explosives using detonators and explosive cartridges.
  • Connects wires, fuses and detonating cords to explosive cartridges and detonators, and detonates explosives.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Shot Firer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in a relevant mining field might be helpful.

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 Resources and Infrastructure Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Drillers, Miners and Shot Firers who are reliable, committed to the job and have a good work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Public safety and security

    67% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Law and government

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Engineering and technology

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Production and processing

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Technical design

    44% Skill level

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

  14. English language

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Building and construction

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Computers and electronics

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  7. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Operation monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Management of personnel resources

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  13. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  16. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Manual dexterity

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Reaction time

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Colour discrimination

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Control precision

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Perceptual speed

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Arm-hand steadiness

    50% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  13. Finger dexterity

    50% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  14. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  15. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Depth perception

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    41% 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

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    74% Skill level

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

  6. Checking compliance with standards

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Checking for errors or defects

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    66% Skill level

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

  14. Collecting and organising information

    65% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  16. Training and teaching others

    63% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    63% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    60% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

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

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    55% Skill level

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

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, 47-5031.00 - Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    98% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. Dangerous conditions

    97% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Health and safety of others

    93% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  6. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

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

    90% Important

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

  8. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  10. Exposure to contaminants

    88% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  11. Time pressure

    87% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  13. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Spend time standing

    85% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Very hot or cold temperatures

    85% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  19. Consequence of error

    83% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Dangerous equipment

    83% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    95% 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. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    52% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    52% 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

    38% Important

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

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. Analytical

    81% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-5031.00 - Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters.

All Drillers, Miners and Shot Firers

  • $2,500 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Shot Firers

  • 1,900 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 66 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Shot Firers assemble, position and detonate explosives at mining or demolition sites.

You can work as a Shot Firer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in a relevant mining field might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Positions explosives in bore holes and primes explosives using detonators and explosive cartridges.
  • Connects wires, fuses and detonating cords to explosive cartridges and detonators, and detonates explosives.

You can work as a Shot Firer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in a relevant mining field might be helpful.

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 Resources and Infrastructure Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Drillers, Miners and Shot Firers who are reliable, committed to the job and have a good work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Public safety and security

    67% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    58% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Law and government

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Engineering and technology

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Customer and personal service

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Production and processing

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Education and training

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Technical design

    44% Skill level

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

  14. English language

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Building and construction

    42% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Computers and electronics

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Critical thinking

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Active listening

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  7. Complex problem solving

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Operation monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Time management

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Management of personnel resources

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  13. Speaking

    45% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Active learning

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Learning strategies

    41% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  16. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Serving others

    34% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Manual dexterity

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Sorting or ordering

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Reaction time

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Deductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  8. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Colour discrimination

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Control precision

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Perceptual speed

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Arm-hand steadiness

    50% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  13. Finger dexterity

    50% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  14. Oral expression

    50% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  15. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Categorising

    48% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Depth perception

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    41% 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

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    77% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    74% Skill level

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

  6. Checking compliance with standards

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    72% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    70% Skill level

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

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    69% Skill level

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

  10. Checking for errors or defects

    68% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    67% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    66% Skill level

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

  14. Collecting and organising information

    65% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

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

  16. Training and teaching others

    63% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    63% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    60% Skill level

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

  19. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

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

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    55% Skill level

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

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, 47-5031.00 - Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters.

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.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    98% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. Dangerous conditions

    97% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Health and safety of others

    93% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  6. Telephone

    90% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

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

    90% Important

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

  8. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  10. Exposure to contaminants

    88% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  11. Time pressure

    87% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  13. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  16. Spend time standing

    85% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  17. Very hot or cold temperatures

    85% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  19. Consequence of error

    83% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Dangerous equipment

    83% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    95% 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. Achievement

    52% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    52% 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.

  5. Working conditions

    52% 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

    38% Important

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

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. Analytical

    81% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-5031.00 - Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters.
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