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Sign Erectors

ANZSCO ID 899918

Overview

All Other Miscellaneous Labourers

  • $1,224 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Sign Erectors

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Sign Erectors erect and install signs, and clean signs and their sites after installation.

You can work as a Sign Erector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as sign writing or carpentry.

Tasks
  • Loads and unloads building and construction materials, tools and equipment and transports them to the site.
  • Selects the materials that will be used.
  • Cuts the board to size and frames it.
  • Prepares the mounting posts to receive the sign.
  • Secures the sign to the mounting post.
  • Dismantles unwanted signs.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Sign Erector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as sign writing or carpentry.

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.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    38% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    35% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    32% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    30% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    26% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    24% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    19% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    19% Skill level

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

  18. Computers and electronics

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  6. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Critical thinking

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Equipment selection

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    30% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    59% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Trunk strength

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Dynamic strength

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  8. Reaction time

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Stamina

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Whole body coordination

    39% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  17. Finger dexterity

    38% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Speed of limb movement

    38% Skill level

    Quickly move the arms and legs.

  19. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Speech recognition

    32% 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

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    50% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Driving vehicles or equipment

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    44% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Thinking creatively

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating with the public

    41% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Collecting and organising information

    32% Skill level

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

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, 47-4031.00 - Fence Erectors.

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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    99% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    94% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  6. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Very hot or cold temperatures

    84% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  8. Telephone

    84% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Walking and running

    84% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  10. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    82% Important

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

  11. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    79% Important

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

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    78% Important

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

  15. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Dangerous equipment

    73% Important

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

  17. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  18. Teamwork

    72% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    72% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Bending or twisting your body

    71% 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. 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.

  2. Support

    52% 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. Independence

    38% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    38% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% 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

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-4031.00 - Fence Erectors.

All Other Miscellaneous Labourers

  • $1,224 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Sign Erectors

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Sign Erectors erect and install signs, and clean signs and their sites after installation.

You can work as a Sign Erector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as sign writing or carpentry.

Tasks
  • Loads and unloads building and construction materials, tools and equipment and transports them to the site.
  • Selects the materials that will be used.
  • Cuts the board to size and frames it.
  • Prepares the mounting posts to receive the sign.
  • Secures the sign to the mounting post.
  • Dismantles unwanted signs.

You can work as a Sign Erector without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as sign writing or carpentry.

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.

Employers look for Labourers who are reliable, have a good work ethic and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    38% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    35% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    32% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    30% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Public safety and security

    28% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    26% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    24% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    19% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    19% Skill level

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

  18. Computers and electronics

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  6. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Critical thinking

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Operation monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Equipment selection

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    30% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    59% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Trunk strength

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Dynamic strength

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  8. Reaction time

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Stamina

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Whole body coordination

    39% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  17. Finger dexterity

    38% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Speed of limb movement

    38% Skill level

    Quickly move the arms and legs.

  19. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Speech recognition

    32% 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

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    50% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Driving vehicles or equipment

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    44% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Thinking creatively

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating with the public

    41% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Collecting and organising information

    32% Skill level

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

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, 47-4031.00 - Fence Erectors.

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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    99% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    94% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Contact with people

    88% Important

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

  6. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  7. Very hot or cold temperatures

    84% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  8. Telephone

    84% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Walking and running

    84% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  10. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    82% Important

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

  11. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    79% Important

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

  14. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    78% Important

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

  15. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  16. Dangerous equipment

    73% Important

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

  17. Unstructured work

    73% Important

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

  18. Teamwork

    72% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    72% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Bending or twisting your body

    71% 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. 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.

  2. Support

    52% 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. Independence

    38% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    38% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    38% 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

    14% 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, 47-4031.00 - Fence Erectors.
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