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49-3011.00 - Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists.

Sample of reported job titles: Aircraft Maintenance Director, Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor, Aircraft Maintenance Technician (Aircraft Maintenance Tech), Aircraft Mechanic, Aircraft Restorer, Aircraft Technician, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A and P Mechanic), Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT), Aviation Mechanic, Helicopter Mechanic

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
89   Core Examine and inspect aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to locate cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems.
87   Core Conduct routine and special inspections as required by regulations.
87   Core Inspect completed work to certify that maintenance meets standards and that aircraft are ready for operation.
87   Core Read and interpret maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine the feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
87   Core Maintain repair logs, documenting all preventive and corrective aircraft maintenance.
86   Core Modify aircraft structures, space vehicles, systems, or components, following drawings, schematics, charts, engineering orders, and technical publications.
86   Core Inspect airframes for wear or other defects.
86   Core Measure parts for wear, using precision instruments.
84   Core Obtain fuel and oil samples and check them for contamination.
84   Core Maintain, repair, and rebuild aircraft structures, functional components, and parts such as wings and fuselage, rigging, hydraulic units, oxygen systems, fuel systems, electrical systems, gaskets, and seals.
83   Core Replace or repair worn, defective, or damaged components, using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment.
83   Core Read and interpret pilots' descriptions of problems to diagnose causes.
82   Core Test operation of engines and other systems, using test equipment such as ignition analyzers, compression checkers, distributor timers, and ammeters.
81   Core Measure the tension of control cables.
81   Core Spread plastic film over areas to be repaired to prevent damage to surrounding areas.
80   Core Remove or install aircraft engines, using hoists or forklift trucks.
80   Core Assemble and install electrical, plumbing, mechanical, hydraulic, and structural components and accessories, using hand or power tools.
78   Core Locate and mark dimensions and reference lines on defective or replacement parts, using templates, scribes, compasses, and steel rules.
78   Core Fabricate defective sections or parts, using metal fabricating machines, saws, brakes, shears, and grinders.
77   Core Reassemble engines following repair or inspection and reinstall engines in aircraft.
77   Core Service and maintain aircraft and related apparatus by performing activities such as flushing crankcases, cleaning screens, and lubricating moving parts.
77   Core Clean, refuel, and change oil in line service aircraft.
75   Core Trim and shape replacement body sections to specified sizes and fits and secure sections in place, using adhesives, hand tools, and power tools.
74   Core Accompany aircraft on flights to make in-flight adjustments and corrections.
74   Core Remove or cut out defective parts or drill holes to gain access to internal defects or damage, using drills and punches.
74   Core Install and align repaired or replacement parts for subsequent riveting or welding, using clamps and wrenches.
73   Core Inventory and requisition or order supplies, parts, materials, and equipment.
71   Core Clean, strip, prime, and sand structural surfaces and materials to prepare them for bonding.
70   Core Communicate with other workers to coordinate fitting and alignment of heavy parts, or to facilitate processing of repair parts.
85   Supplemental Examine engines through specially designed openings while working from ladders or scaffolds, or use hoists or lifts to remove the entire engine from an aircraft.
85   Supplemental Check for corrosion, distortion, and invisible cracks in the fuselage, wings, and tail, using x-ray and magnetic inspection equipment.
83   Supplemental Disassemble engines and inspect parts, such as turbine blades and cylinders, for corrosion, wear, warping, cracks, and leaks, using precision measuring instruments, x-rays, and magnetic inspection equipment.
76   Supplemental Cure bonded structures, using portable or stationary curing equipment.
74   Supplemental Listen to operating engines to detect and diagnose malfunctions such as sticking or burned valves.
73   Supplemental Clean engines, sediment bulk and screens, and carburetors, adjusting carburetor float levels.
72   Supplemental Determine repair limits for engine hot section parts.
68   Supplemental Remove, inspect, repair, and install in-flight refueling stores and external fuel tanks.
67   Supplemental Prepare and paint aircraft surfaces.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Cold chisels — Flat chisels; Straight chisels
Ground power units for aircraft — External power units; Internal power units
Hammers — Ball peen hammers; Plastic tip hammers
Integrated maintenance information systems — Aircraft maintenance management systems; LTB/400 maintenance management system; MxManager; S.M.A.R.T aircraft maintenance tracking (see all 8 examples)
Lifts — Aircraft test stands; Mechanical lifts; Power lifts
Locking pliers — Channel lock pliers; Safety wire pliers; Vise grip pliers
Metal cutters — Offset left aviation snips; Offset right aviation snips; Sheet metal breakers; Straight cut aviation snips
Power drills — Cordless drills; Electric drills; Hand drills
Punches or nail sets or drifts — Brass punches; Center punches; Pin punches; Taper punches
Rivet tools — Bucking bars; Pneumatic riveters; Rivet guns
Screwdrivers — Flat blade screwdrivers; Phillips head screwdrivers; Ratcheting screwdrivers
Wearable computing devices — Portable maintenance aids mobile computing devices; Wearable computers; Wearable point and click devices

Technology used in this occupation:

Accounting software — DatcoMedia Ebis
Analytical or scientific software — CaseBank SpotLight; CynapSys Virtual DER; Engine analysis software
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
Data base user interface and query software — Metis Systems MainTrack; Mxi Technologies Maintenix; Pentagon 2000SQL; Sacramento Sky Ranch Mechanic's Toolbox
Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Tracware AeroTrac
Facilities management software — Access Software AIRPAX; Maintenance information databases; Maintenance planning software; Maintenance record software
Information retrieval or search software — Computerized aircraft log manager CALM software; Technical manual database software
Inventory management software — Supply system software

See all 118 T2 categories

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
93   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.
60   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.
57   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.
55   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
53   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.
49   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
48   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.
48   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
48   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.
46   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.
45   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
42   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
40   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.
39   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.
37   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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.
29   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
24   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.
20   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.
20   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.
15   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.
14   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
10   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   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.
  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.
  Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  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.
  Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  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.
  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
81   Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
81   Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
78   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
78   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
72   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
72   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
72   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
69   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
60   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
60   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
60   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
56   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
53   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
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   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
50   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
50   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
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   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
47   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
41   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
41   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
38   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
35   Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
35   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
31   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
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.
25   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
13   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
13   Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
75   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
75   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.
75   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).
75   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.
75   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
72   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.
72   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.
72   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
66   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
66   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
66   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.
63   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
60   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.
60   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
60   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
56   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
53   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
53   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.
53   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
53   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
50   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
50   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
50   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
50   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
50   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
50   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
47   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).
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.
47   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.
47   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
47   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
47   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).
47   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.
41   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
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.
38   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
31   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
31   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
28   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
28   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
28   Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
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   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   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.
10   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
91   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 technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
  • Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed.
89   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
88   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper functioning.
  • Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Inspect structural components of vehicles to identify problems.
  • Test fluids to identify contamination or other problems.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
87   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.
85   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.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Service vehicles to maintain functionality.
84   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
83   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems.
80   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.
80   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
79   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
76   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
75   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
72   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Align equipment or machinery.
  • Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems.
  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
  • Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Install machine or equipment replacement parts.
  • Install piping for installation or maintenance activities.
  • Lay out work according to specifications.
  • Paint surfaces or equipment.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Remove parts or components from equipment.
71   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.
70   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
67   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
67   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
66   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
66   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
64   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
64   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
64   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
62   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
62   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.
61   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
59   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
59   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
58   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
58   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.
  • Apply protective coverings to objects or surfaces near work areas.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Move large objects using heavy equipment.
57   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.
55   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
55   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
53   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
53   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
51   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
49   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
44   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.
43   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
35   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.
32   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
22   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
89   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?
89   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?
88   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?
88   Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
86   Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
86   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?
81   Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?
81   Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
80   Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?
80   Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
78   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?
76   Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
72   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?
71   Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?
70   Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?
70   Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.
70   Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?
69   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?
67   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?
66   Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?
65   Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
64   Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?
61   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?
61   Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?
58   Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
58   Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
56   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?
55   Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?
54   Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
54   Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
52   Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?
50   Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?
49   In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?
49   Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?
48   Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?
48   Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?
46   Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
45   Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?
41   Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?
40   In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?
39   Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?
38   Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
37   Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?
36   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?
36   Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?
33   Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?
30   Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?
30   Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?
28   Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?
25   Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?
24   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.)
24   Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?
23   Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?
19   Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?
17   Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?
  Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?
  Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?

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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, interviewers, and insurance sales agents.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
60   Post-secondary certificate Help
25   Associate's degree
12   High school diploma or equivalent Help

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Engineering — Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology; Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician; Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician

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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.
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.
45   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.
17   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.
  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
97   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
96   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
83   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
82   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.
76   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
76   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
74   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
71   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.
71   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
70   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
70   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
67   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
62   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
58   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
52   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful 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.
61   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.
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.
50   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.
45   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
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) $26.91 hourly, $55,980 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 122,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Little or no change (-2% to 2%) Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 35,600
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Transportation and Warehousing (59% 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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