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Steel Fixers

ANZSCO ID 821713

Overview

All Structural Steel Construction Workers

  • $2,100 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Steel Fixers

  • 3,900 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Steel Fixers position and secure steel bars and steel mesh in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures.

You can work as a Steel Fixer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in steelfixing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Measures, cuts, bends and fits welded wire mesh into concrete areas to be mesh-reinforced.
  • Fixes mesh and reinforced steel into position in formwork for concrete pours.
  • Set up winches and rig equipment to raise and position girders, plates, columns and other steel units.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Steel Fixer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in steelfixing 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 Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Structural Steel Construction Workers who are motivated and hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Mechanical

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    35% Skill level

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

  11. Customer and personal service

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    28% Skill level

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

  16. Physics

    24% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    19% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    17% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Reading comprehension

    30% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  14. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Speaking

    29% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  17. Systems analysis

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment selection

    25% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    57% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Trunk strength

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    52% 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

    48% 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. Stamina

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Reaction time

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Dynamic strength

    43% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  14. Whole body coordination

    43% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  15. Auditory attention

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Balance

    39% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Categorising

    37% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Guiding and directing staff

    53% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Coordinating the work of a team

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Leading and encouraging a team

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Coaching and developing others

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Thinking creatively

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    37% Skill level

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

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, 47-2171.00 - Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers.

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.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    92% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

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

    92% Important

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

  3. Health and safety of others

    91% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    90% Important

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

  5. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    89% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Very hot or cold temperatures

    88% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    86% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    84% Important

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

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    84% Important

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

  11. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  12. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  13. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Spend time standing

    82% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  15. Bending or twisting your body

    81% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Telephone

    79% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  18. Competition

    78% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Walking and running

    77% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  20. Physically close to people

    77% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% 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. Relationships

    62% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    45% 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. Independence

    33% 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.

  5. Recognition

    33% Important

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

  6. Achievement

    29% Important

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

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

    48% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    14% Important

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

  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, 47-2171.00 - Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers.

All Structural Steel Construction Workers

  • $2,100 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Steel Fixers

  • 3,900 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 34 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Steel Fixers position and secure steel bars and steel mesh in concrete forms to reinforce concrete structures.

You can work as a Steel Fixer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in steelfixing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Measures, cuts, bends and fits welded wire mesh into concrete areas to be mesh-reinforced.
  • Fixes mesh and reinforced steel into position in formwork for concrete pours.
  • Set up winches and rig equipment to raise and position girders, plates, columns and other steel units.

You can work as a Steel Fixer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in steelfixing 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 Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Structural Steel Construction Workers who are motivated and hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    85% Skill level

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

  2. Technical design

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Mechanical

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    35% Skill level

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

  11. Customer and personal service

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Transportation

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Production and processing

    28% Skill level

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

  16. Physics

    24% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    19% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    17% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    12% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    46% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  12. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Reading comprehension

    30% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  14. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Speaking

    29% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  17. Systems analysis

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Management of personnel resources

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment selection

    25% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    57% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Trunk strength

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    52% 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

    48% 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. Stamina

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  9. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Near vision

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Reaction time

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Visualization

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Dynamic strength

    43% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  14. Whole body coordination

    43% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  15. Auditory attention

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Balance

    39% Skill level

    Keep your balance or stay upright.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Categorising

    37% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Guiding and directing staff

    53% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Coordinating the work of a team

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Leading and encouraging a team

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Coaching and developing others

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Thinking creatively

    38% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    37% Skill level

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

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, 47-2171.00 - Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers.

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

    92% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

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

    92% Important

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

  3. Health and safety of others

    91% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    90% Important

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

  5. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    89% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Very hot or cold temperatures

    88% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    86% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    84% Important

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

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    84% Important

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

  11. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  12. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  13. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Spend time standing

    82% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  15. Bending or twisting your body

    81% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Telephone

    79% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  18. Competition

    78% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Walking and running

    77% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  20. Physically close to people

    77% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% 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. Relationships

    62% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    45% 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. Independence

    33% 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.

  5. Recognition

    33% Important

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

  6. Achievement

    29% Important

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

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

    48% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    14% Important

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

  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, 47-2171.00 - Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers.
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