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49-2094.00 - Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment

Repair, test, adjust, or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.

Sample of reported job titles: Control Technician, Electrical Maintenance Technician, Electrical Technician, Electrical and Instrument Mechanic, Electrical and Instrument Technician (E&I Tech), I&C Tech (Instrument and Control Technician), Instrument and Electrical Technician (I&E Tech), Repair Technician, Service Technician, Technical Support Specialist

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
78   Core Test faulty equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using test equipment or software, and applying knowledge of the functional operation of electronic units and systems.
75   Core Study blueprints, schematics, manuals, or other specifications to determine installation procedures.
74   Core Repair or adjust equipment, machines, or defective components, replacing worn parts, such as gaskets or seals in watertight electrical equipment.
73   Core Maintain equipment logs that record performance problems, repairs, calibrations, or tests.
71   Core Inspect components of industrial equipment for accurate assembly and installation or for defects, such as loose connections or frayed wires.
71   Core Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.
69   Core Calibrate testing instruments and installed or repaired equipment to prescribed specifications.
69   Core Examine work orders and converse with equipment operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human errors contributed to the problems.
68   Core Set up and test industrial equipment to ensure that it functions properly.
67   Core Operate equipment to demonstrate proper use or to analyze malfunctions.
66   Core Coordinate efforts with other workers involved in installing or maintaining equipment or components.
65   Core Consult with customers, supervisors, or engineers to plan layout of equipment or to resolve problems in system operation or maintenance.
62   Core Enter information into computer to copy program or to draw, modify, or store schematics, applying knowledge of software package used.
61   Core Maintain inventory of spare parts.
61   Core Install repaired equipment in various settings, such as industrial or military establishments.
57   Core Develop or modify industrial electronic devices, circuits, or equipment, according to available specifications.
55   Core Send defective units to the manufacturer or to a specialized repair shop for repair.
54   Core Determine feasibility of using standardized equipment or develop specifications for equipment required to perform additional functions.
54   Core Advise management regarding customer satisfaction, product performance, or suggestions for product improvements.
45   Supplemental Sign overhaul documents for equipment replaced or repaired.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Circuit tester — Growlers; Light fixture testers
Grounding hardware — Clamp sticks; Ground straps; Temporary protective grounds
High voltage cable detection — Cable locating meters; Hotsticks
Hydraulic truck cranes — Hydraulic boom trucks; Hydraulic booms
Manlift or personnel lift — Manlifts; Personnel lifts
Microcontrollers — Programmable logic controllers PLC; Proportional integral derivative PID controllers; Teach pendants
Pipe bending tools — Hydraulic pipe benders; Pipe benders; Polyvinyl chloride PVC benders
Punches or nail sets or drifts — Knockout punches; Punches; Screw starters
Safety harnesses or belts — Safety belts; Safety harnesses; Safety lines
Voltage or current meters — High-voltage detectors; Low voltage detectors; Test lamps; Voltmeters (see all 5 examples)

Technology used in this occupation:

Analytical or scientific software — Circuit evaluation software
Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD software
Electronic mail software — Email software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software — SAP Maintenance
Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software; Maintenance management software
Industrial control software — Programmable logic controller PLC software
Internet browser software
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

See all 116 T2 categories

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
80   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
79   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.
70   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
68   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
65   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
62   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
61   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
57   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.
56   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.
53   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.
49   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.
45   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.
44   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.
44   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
38   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.
37   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.
31   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.
30   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
28   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.
26   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
23   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.
20   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.
19   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
11   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.
10   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  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.
  Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  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.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  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.
  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.
  Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
 Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
72   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
72   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
72   Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
69   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
63   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
63   Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
60   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
56   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.
56   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
56   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
56   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
56   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
53   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
53   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
53   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
53   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
50   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
50   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
50   Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
50   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
50   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
50   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.
50   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
47   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
47   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
44   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
44   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
41   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
38   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
35   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
31   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
28   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
28   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
28   Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
25   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   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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   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.
69   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
69   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.
69   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.
66   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).
66   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
60   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
56   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
56   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.
56   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
56   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.
56   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
56   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
56   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
53   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
53   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).
53   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
53   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
53   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
53   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
50   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
50   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
50   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.
50   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
47   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.
47   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
47   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
47   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
47   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.
47   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
47   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.
47   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
44   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
44   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
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   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
35   Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
35   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
35   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).
35   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.
31   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
28   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
25   Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
25   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
25   Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
25   Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
25   Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
25   Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
  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
89   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.
82   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
  • Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed.
77   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Enter codes or other information into computers.
74   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs.
  • Confer with coworkers to resolve equipment problems.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
74   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Determine types of equipment, tools, or materials needed for jobs.
74   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
73   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Inspect equipment to locate or identify electrical problems.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
72   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
69   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
69   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 work equipment or machinery.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
67   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
66   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
66   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Document operational activities.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
65   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.
65   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
63   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Develop equipment or component configurations.
62   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
61   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Calibrate equipment to specifications.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
59   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
56   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.
55   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.
54   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
53   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
52   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
51   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.
50   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
50   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
50   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
49   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
46   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
46   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
45   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
42   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
42   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
  • Advise others on issues related to repairs, installation, or equipment design.
39   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.
38   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
38   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
36   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
26   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
25   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.
24   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Context
Work Context
98   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?
94   Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
92   Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
89   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?
89   Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
85   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?
83   Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
82   Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
82   Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
81   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?
74   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?
73   Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?
72   Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.
68   Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?
66   Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?
65   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?
65   Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?
65   Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
64   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?
64   Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
64   Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
61   Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?
60   Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
55   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?
54   Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?
54   Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?
52   Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?
50   Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?
48   Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?
47   Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?
46   Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?
46   Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?
45   Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?
44   Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?
43   Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?
43   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?
42   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?
41   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?
40   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.)
38   Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
37   Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?
36   Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
36   Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?
35   Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?
32   Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?
30   Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?
30   Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?
26   In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?
24   Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?
23   Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?
22   Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?
19   In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?
10   Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?
  Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?
  Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?
  Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?
  Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?

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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
46   Post-secondary certificate Help
46   Associate's degree
  Some college, no degree

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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.
72   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.
28   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.
22   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
89   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
87   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
82   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.
81   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
80   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
79   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
79   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
78   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
77   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
76   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
76   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
75   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
74   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
68   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
65   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
45   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
61   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.
56   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   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.
39   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.
33   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.
33   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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2013) $25.67 hourly, $53,400 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 69,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 16,300
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Manufacturing (33% 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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