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Streetsweeper Operators

ANZSCO ID 721916

Overview

All Other Mobile Plant Operators

  • $1,375 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Streetsweeper Operators

  • 530 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 52 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Streetsweeper Operators operate plants to clean streets and gutters of litter and debris.

You can work as a Streetsweeper Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Drives sweeper over streets and gutters collecting litter and other debris.
  • Maintains equipment.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Streetsweeper Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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 Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Mobile Plant Operators who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    58% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Building and construction

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Public safety and security

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Transportation

    50% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    40% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Psychology

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Computers and electronics

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Geography

    31% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Operation and control

    48% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Repairing

    41% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  8. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Equipment maintenance

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Multilimb coordination

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Auditory attention

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Reaction time

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Static strength

    50% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  8. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Depth perception

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Rate control

    48% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  12. Response orientation

    48% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  13. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

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

  1. Doing physically active work

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Driving vehicles or equipment

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Working with mechanical equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Working with the public

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating with the public

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    36% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    30% 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, 47-4051.00 - Highway Maintenance 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. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    92% Important

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

  3. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    92% Important

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

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    90% Important

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

  5. Dangerous equipment

    87% Important

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

  6. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    87% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  7. Very hot or cold temperatures

    87% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  8. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

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

    84% Important

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

  10. Exposure to contaminants

    84% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  11. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  12. Health and safety of others

    81% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    74% Important

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

  15. Physically close to people

    74% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Whole body vibration

    72% Important

    Be exposed to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer).

  19. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    72% Important

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

  20. Freedom to make decisions

    71% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

Values

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

  1. Support

    62% 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

    57% 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

    40% 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

    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.

  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

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  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. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-4051.00 - Highway Maintenance Workers.

All Other Mobile Plant Operators

  • $1,375 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Streetsweeper Operators

  • 530 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 88% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 52 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Streetsweeper Operators operate plants to clean streets and gutters of litter and debris.

You can work as a Streetsweeper Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Drives sweeper over streets and gutters collecting litter and other debris.
  • Maintains equipment.

You can work as a Streetsweeper Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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 Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Mobile Plant Operators who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    58% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Building and construction

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Public safety and security

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Transportation

    50% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Engineering and technology

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    40% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Psychology

    40% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    38% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Computers and electronics

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Administration and management

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Production and processing

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Geography

    31% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Operation and control

    48% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Operation monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Repairing

    41% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  8. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Equipment maintenance

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Serving others

    36% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Multilimb coordination

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  4. Auditory attention

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Reaction time

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Static strength

    50% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  8. Visualization

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Depth perception

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Rate control

    48% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  12. Response orientation

    48% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  13. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  16. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

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

  18. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

Activities

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

  1. Doing physically active work

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Driving vehicles or equipment

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Working with mechanical equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Communicating within a team

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Working with the public

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Communicating with the public

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    36% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    30% 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, 47-4051.00 - Highway Maintenance 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. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    92% Important

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

  3. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    92% Important

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

  4. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    90% Important

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

  5. Dangerous equipment

    87% Important

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

  6. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    87% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  7. Very hot or cold temperatures

    87% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  8. Teamwork

    84% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

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

    84% Important

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

  10. Exposure to contaminants

    84% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  11. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  12. Health and safety of others

    81% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    74% Important

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

  15. Physically close to people

    74% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Whole body vibration

    72% Important

    Be exposed to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer).

  19. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    72% Important

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

  20. Freedom to make decisions

    71% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

Values

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

  1. Support

    62% 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

    57% 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

    40% 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

    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.

  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

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  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. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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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, 47-4051.00 - Highway Maintenance Workers.
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