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47-4021.00 - Elevator Installers and Repairers

Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.

Sample of reported job titles: Elevator Mechanic, Elevator Service Mechanic, Elevator Adjuster, Elevator Service Technician, Elevator Constructor, Elevator Repair and Maintenance Technician, Elevator Technician, Elevator Serviceman, Elevator Troubleshooter, Escalator Service Mechanic

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
90   Core Assemble, install, repair, and maintain elevators, escalators, moving sidewalks, and dumbwaiters, using hand and power tools, and testing devices such as test lamps, ammeters, and voltmeters.
82   Core Test newly installed equipment to ensure that it meets specifications, such as stopping at floors for set amounts of time.
82   Core Locate malfunctions in brakes, motors, switches, and signal and control systems, using test equipment.
82   Core Check that safety regulations and building codes are met, and complete service reports verifying conformance to standards.
82   Core Connect electrical wiring to control panels and electric motors.
81   Core Adjust safety controls, counterweights, door mechanisms, and components such as valves, ratchets, seals, and brake linings.
81   Core Read and interpret blueprints to determine the layout of system components, frameworks, and foundations, and to select installation equipment.
80   Core Inspect wiring connections, control panel hookups, door installations, and alignments and clearances of cars and hoistways to ensure that equipment will operate properly.
79   Core Disassemble defective units, and repair or replace parts such as locks, gears, cables, and electric wiring.
77   Core Maintain log books that detail all repairs and checks performed.
75   Core Participate in additional training to keep skills up to date.
75   Core Attach guide shoes and rollers to minimize the lateral motion of cars as they travel through shafts.
72   Core Connect car frames to counterweights, using steel cables.
69   Core Bolt or weld steel rails to the walls of shafts to guide elevators, working from scaffolding or platforms.
68   Core Assemble elevator cars, installing each car's platform, walls, and doors.
68   Core Install outer doors and door frames at elevator entrances on each floor of a structure.
67   Core Install electrical wires and controls by attaching conduit along shaft walls from floor to floor and pulling plastic-covered wires through the conduit.
64   Core Cut prefabricated sections of framework, rails, and other components to specified dimensions.
72   Supplemental Operate elevators to determine power demands, and test power consumption to detect overload factors.
66   Supplemental Assemble electrically powered stairs, steel frameworks, and tracks, and install associated motors and electrical wiring.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Blow torch — Cutting torches
Circuit tester — Fuse testers
Graphic recorders — Event recorders; Graphic data recording meters
Levels — Laser levels
Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA
Phasemeters — Phase rotation meters
Platform lift — Work platforms
Pressure indicators — Hydraulic pressure gauges; Pressure gauges
Pull spring balances — Spring scales
Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers
Soldering iron — Soldering irons
Stripping tools — Wire strippers
Tape measures — Measuring tapes
Utility knives — Electricians' knives
Voltage or current meters — Amp meters; Millivoltmeters; Test lamps; Voltmeters

Technology used in this occupation:

Analytical or scientific software — Elevator Controls INTERACT; Troubleshooting software; WORLD Electronics Freedomware
Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
91   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
84   Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
83   Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
73   Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
67   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
62   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
58   Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
58   Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
55   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
53   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
47   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
37   Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
37   Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
36   Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
36   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
32   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
31   Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
29   Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
29   Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
26   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
25   Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
23   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
14   Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
12   Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
11   Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
  Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
  Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
75   Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
72   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
69   Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
69   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
69   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
66   Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
66   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
66   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
63   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
60   Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
60   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
56   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
53   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
53   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
53   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
53   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
50   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
50   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
47   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
47   Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
44   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
44   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
44   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
41   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
38   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
38   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
35   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
31   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
31   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
25   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
25   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
22   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
16   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
16   Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
13   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
72   Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
69   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
69   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
66   Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
66   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
63   Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
63   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
63   Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
63   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
60   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
60   Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
60   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
60   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
56   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
56   Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
53   Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
53   Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
53   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
53   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
50   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
50   Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
50   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
50   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
50   Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
50   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
47   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
47   Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
44   Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
44   Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
44   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
44   Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
41   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
41   Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
41   Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
41   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
38   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
38   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
38   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
35   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
35   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
31   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
28   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
28   Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
25   Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
25   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
25   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
25   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
22   Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
19   Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
19   Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
  Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
94   Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Repair electrical equipment.
93   Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
90   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
87   Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
86   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Assemble products or production equipment.
  • Cut metal components for installation.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Install metal structural components.
  • Thread wire or cable through ducts or conduits.
  • Weld metal components.
82   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
79   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
76   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Update job related knowledge or skills.
75   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Inspect industrial or commercial equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
73   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
70   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
70   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Evaluate construction projects to determine compliance with external standards or regulations.
70   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
69   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
65   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
64   Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
63   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
61   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
59   Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
58   Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
57   Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
57   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
56   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
55   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
55   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
53   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
53   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
53   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Record operational or environmental data.
53   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
50   Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
50   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
49   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
47   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
45   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
44   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
43   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
43   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
42   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
31   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
27   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
24   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context
Percentage of Top Responses
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


99     Every day
Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?


100     Every day
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


94     Every day
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


80     Every day
20     Once a week or more but not every day
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


88     Every day
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


68     Extremely important
32     Very important
Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?


71     A lot of freedom
19     Some freedom
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


59     Every day
41     Once a week or more but not every day
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


73     A lot of freedom
12     Some freedom
14     Limited freedom
Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?


58     Continually or almost continually
30     More than half the time
13     About half the time
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


81     Extremely serious
13     Not serious at all
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


65     Very high responsibility
22     High responsibility
12     Limited responsibility
Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?


71     Every day
16     Once a week or more but not every day
13     Never
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


44     Every day
42     Once a week or more but not every day
13     Once a month or more but not every week
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


38     Every day
44     Once a week or more but not every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — How do the decisions an employee makes impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company?


48     Very important results
39     Important results
13     Minor results
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


52     Continually or almost continually
32     More than half the time
Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?


45     Constant contact with others
27     Contact with others most of the time
17     Contact with others about half the time
11     Occasional contact with others
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


40     Every day
29     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — How often does this job require working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures?


28     Every day
56     Once a week or more but not every day
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


41     Every day
40     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Never
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


36     Every day
40     Once a week or more but not every day
19     Once a year or more but not every month
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


57     Very high responsibility
19     Moderate responsibility
12     Limited responsibility
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


29     Extremely important
36     Very important
32     Important
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


22     Every day
47     Once a week or more but not every day
31     Once a month or more but not every week
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


34     Extremely important
26     Very important
28     Important
11     Not important at all
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


55     Every day
12     Once a week or more but not every day
26     Never
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


30     Extremely important
24     Very important
34     Important
11     Fairly important
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?


41     Every day
21     Once a week or more but not every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Once a year or more but not every month
11     Never
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


29     Continually or almost continually
43     More than half the time
12     Less than half the time
11     Never
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


32     More than 40 hours
68     40 hours
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


26     Extremely competitive
30     Highly competitive
34     Moderately competitive
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


31     Very close (near touching)
38     Moderately close (at arm's length)
17     I don't work near other people (beyond 100 ft.)
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


28     Every day
38     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a year or more but not every month
16     Never
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


22     Every day
38     Once a week or more but not every day
17     Once a month or more but not every week
12     Once a year or more but not every month
11     Never
Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?


29     Every day
33     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a year or more but not every month
12     Never
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


32     Every day
31     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a year or more but not every month
17     Never
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?


48     Very important
31     Important
11     Fairly important
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


18     Continually or almost continually
30     More than half the time
35     Less than half the time
11     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


36     Every day
11     Once a month or more but not every week
41     Never
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


22     Every day
22     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Once a month or more but not every week
38     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


24     More than half the time
26     About half the time
31     Less than half the time
12     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


17     Continually or almost continually
19     About half the time
59     Less than half the time
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


21     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
41     Once a year or more but not every month
Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?


37     Once a month or more but not every week
37     Once a year or more but not every month
11     Never
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


21     Every day
17     Once a year or more but not every month
46     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


16     More than half the time
55     Less than half the time
17     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


70     Less than half the time
13     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


17     Highly automated
13     Moderately automated
29     Slightly automated
42     Not at all automated
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


15     Once a week or more but not every day
24     Once a year or more but not every month
48     Never
Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)


17     Extremely important
12     Fairly important
67     Not important at all
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


41     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
59     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


21     Once a month or more but not every week
19     Once a year or more but not every month
55     Never
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


39     Less than half the time
49     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


12     Once a week or more but not every day
81     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


27     Once a year or more but not every month
67     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


88     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
40   High school diploma or equivalent Help
36   Post-secondary certificate Help
  Professional degree Help

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100   Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
67   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
61   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
22   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
11   Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
 Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
90   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
90   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
82   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
81   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
80   Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
79   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
77   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
77   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
77   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
77   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
75   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
73   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
73   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
67   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
62   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
53   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
83   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
64   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
61   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
56   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
45   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
39   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2013) $37.81 hourly, $78,640 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 20,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 8,000
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Construction (89% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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