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Train Examiners

ANZSCO ID 599517

Overview

All Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

  • $1,424 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Train Examiners

  • 150 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 14% female Gender Share

Train Examiners inspect rolling stock in railway yards, terminals and stations to ensure adherence to safety standards and operational rules and regulations.

Specialisations: Locomotive Inspector.

You can work as a Train Examiner without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in rail safety or another related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • Conducts visual checks of the mechanical, structural, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems of railway wagons, carriages and locomotives for condition and correct classification.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Train Examiner without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in rail safety or another related field may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Local Government and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Inspectors and Regulatory Officers who have a good attention to detail, strong people skills and a good work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Transportation

    48% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    47% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    42% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Chemistry

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Customer and personal service

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Technical design

    26% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Building and construction

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Quality control analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Equipment maintenance

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Repairing

    37% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  16. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Science

    34% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  18. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Active learning

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    29% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Hearing sensitivity

    41% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  15. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Auditory attention

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Multilimb coordination

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Depth perception

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Doing physically active work

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Checking compliance with standards

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    52% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Planning and prioritising work

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    29% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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, 53-6051.07 - Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation.

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

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  3. Frequent decision making

    91% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    91% Important

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

  5. Spend time standing

    88% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  6. Impact of decisions

    88% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    87% Important

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

  9. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Unstructured work

    80% Important

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

  12. Consequence of error

    79% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  13. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

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

    77% Important

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

  15. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    77% Important

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

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    77% Important

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

  17. Indoors, not heat controlled

    76% Important

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

  18. Physically close to people

    76% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    76% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Walking and running

    76% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

Values

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

  1. Support

    76% 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. Working conditions

    55% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  4. Independence

    48% 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

    43% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    43% 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.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    95% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-6051.07 - Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation.

All Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

  • $1,424 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Train Examiners

  • 150 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 14% female Gender Share

Train Examiners inspect rolling stock in railway yards, terminals and stations to ensure adherence to safety standards and operational rules and regulations.

Specialisations: Locomotive Inspector.

You can work as a Train Examiner without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in rail safety or another related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • Conducts visual checks of the mechanical, structural, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems of railway wagons, carriages and locomotives for condition and correct classification.

You can work as a Train Examiner without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in rail safety or another related field may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Local Government and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Inspectors and Regulatory Officers who have a good attention to detail, strong people skills and a good work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Transportation

    48% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    47% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    42% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    38% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Production and processing

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  13. Chemistry

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Customer and personal service

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Technical design

    26% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Physics

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Building and construction

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    22% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Quality control analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Equipment maintenance

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Repairing

    37% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  16. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Science

    34% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  18. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Active learning

    29% Skill level

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

  20. Serving others

    29% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  9. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Hearing sensitivity

    41% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  15. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Auditory attention

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Multilimb coordination

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Depth perception

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Doing physically active work

    66% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Checking compliance with standards

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    52% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Controlling equipment or machines

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Driving vehicles or equipment

    45% Skill level

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

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Planning and prioritising work

    36% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Explaining things to people

    29% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

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, 53-6051.07 - Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation.

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

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Contact with people

    94% Important

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

  3. Frequent decision making

    91% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    91% Important

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

  5. Spend time standing

    88% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  6. Impact of decisions

    88% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    87% Important

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

  9. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Unstructured work

    80% Important

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

  12. Consequence of error

    79% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  13. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

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

    77% Important

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

  15. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    77% Important

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

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    77% Important

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

  17. Indoors, not heat controlled

    76% Important

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

  18. Physically close to people

    76% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    76% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Walking and running

    76% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

Values

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

  1. Support

    76% 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. Working conditions

    55% Important

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

  3. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  4. Independence

    48% 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

    43% Important

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

  6. Relationships

    43% 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.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    95% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    57% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-6051.07 - Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation.
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