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49-9012.00 - Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door

Install, repair, and maintain mechanical regulating and controlling devices, such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves, and other mechanical governors.

Sample of reported job titles: Valve Technician; Measurement Technician; Meter Technician; Electric Meter Technician; Instrument and Electrical Technician (I & E Technician); Instrument Technician; Control Valve Technician; Instrument and Controls Technician; Instrument, Control and Electrical Technician (ICE Technician); Maintenance Technician

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
81   Core Turn meters on or off to establish or close service.
81   Core Turn valves to allow measured amounts of air or gas to pass through meters at specified flow rates.
80   Core Report hazardous field situations and damaged or missing meters.
78   Core Record meter readings and installation data on meter cards, work orders, or field service orders, or enter data into hand-held computers.
76   Core Connect regulators to test stands, and turn screw adjustments until gauges indicate that inlet and outlet pressures meet specifications.
75   Core Disassemble and repair mechanical control devices or valves, such as regulators, thermostats, or hydrants, using power tools, hand tools, and cutting torches.
74   Core Record maintenance information, including test results, material usage, and repairs made.
72   Core Disconnect or remove defective or unauthorized meters, using hand tools.
69   Core Lubricate wearing surfaces of mechanical parts, using oils or other lubricants.
82   Supplemental Test valves and regulators for leaks and accurate temperature and pressure settings, using precision testing equipment.
80   Supplemental Install regulators and related equipment such as gas meters, odorization units, and gas pressure telemetering equipment.
76   Supplemental Shut off service and notify repair crews when major repairs are required, such as the replacement of underground pipes or wiring.
75   Supplemental Examine valves or mechanical control device parts for defects, dents, or loose attachments, and mark malfunctioning areas of defective units.
74   Supplemental Attach air hoses to meter inlets, plug outlets, and observe gauges for pressure losses to test internal seams for leaks.
74   Supplemental Dismantle meters, and replace or adjust defective parts such as cases, shafts, gears, disks, and recording mechanisms, using soldering irons and hand tools.
74   Supplemental Advise customers on proper installation of valves or regulators and related equipment.
73   Supplemental Connect hoses from provers to meter inlets and outlets, and raise prover bells until prover gauges register zero.
73   Supplemental Make adjustments to meter components, such as setscrews or timing mechanisms, so that they conform to specifications.
71   Supplemental Replace defective parts, such as bellows, range springs, and toggle switches, and reassemble units according to blueprints, using cam presses and hand tools.
70   Supplemental Investigate instances of illegal tapping into service lines.
69   Supplemental Install, inspect and test electric meters, relays, and power sources to detect causes of malfunctions and inaccuracies, using hand tools and testing equipment.
69   Supplemental Trace and tag meters or house lines.
68   Supplemental Mount and install meters and other electric equipment such as time clocks, transformers, and circuit breakers, using electricians' hand tools.
67   Supplemental Vary air pressure flowing into regulators and turn handles to assess functioning of valves and pistons.
67   Supplemental Attach pressurized meters to fixtures which submerge them in water, and observe meters for leaks.
66   Supplemental Measure tolerances of assembled and salvageable parts for conformance to standards or specifications, using gauges, micrometers, and calipers.
64   Supplemental Repair leaks in valve seats or bellows of automotive heater thermostats, using soft solder, flux, and acetylene torches.
63   Supplemental Clean internal compartments and moving parts, using rags and cleaning compounds.
63   Supplemental Repair electric meters and components, such as transformers and relays, and replace metering devices, dial glasses, and faulty or incorrect wiring, using hand tools.
63   Supplemental Recondition displacement type gas meters and governors, fabricating, machining, or modifying parts needed for repairs.
63   Supplemental Cut seats to receive new orifices, tap inspection ports, and perform other repairs to salvage usable materials, using hand tools and machine tools.
63   Supplemental Reassemble repaired equipment, and solder top, front, and back case panels in place, using soldering guns, power tools, and hand tools.
62   Supplemental Calibrate thermostats for specified temperature or pressure settings.
61   Supplemental Collect money due on delinquent accounts.
60   Supplemental Recommend and write up specifications for changes in hardware, such as house wiring.
59   Supplemental Dip valves and regulators in molten lead to prevent leakage, and paint valves, fittings, and other devices, using spray guns.
59   Supplemental Splice and connect cables from meters or current transformers to pull boxes or switchboards, using hand tools.
58   Supplemental Clean plant growth, scale, paint, soil, or rust from meter housings, using wire brushes, scrapers, buffers, sandblasters, or cleaning compounds.
57   Supplemental Clamp regulator units into vises on stages above water tanks, and attach compressed air hoses to intake ports.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Blow torch — Acetylene torches; Cutting torches
Circuit tester — Burden testers; Circuit testers
Fish tape — Fish tapes
Flowmeters — Flow meters; Flow recorders
Impact wrenches — Hydraulic wrenches; Power wrenches
Mill saw file — Single-cut mill saw files
Pipe or tube cutter — Copper cutters; Pipe cutters
Portable data input terminals — Dataloggers; Handheld computers; Mobile data terminals
Power screwguns — Power screwdrivers
Pressure indicators — Pressure gauges; Pressure recorders
Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Robertson screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers
Slip or groove joint pliers — Groove-joint pliers; Slip joint pliers
Stripping tools — Wire strippers
Track cranes — Overhead cranes
Voltage or current meters — Test lamps; Voltmeters
Wattmeters — Watt-hour test meters

Technology used in this occupation:

Analytical or scientific software — Emerson FIRSTVUE Value Sizing
Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software
Project management software — Maintenance record software
Spreadsheet software

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
64   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
58   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.
48   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.
47   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
47   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
45   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.
45   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
43   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
42   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.
42   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   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
41   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   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   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
36   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.
35   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.
32   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.
32   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
30   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.
29   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.
28   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.
22   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.
21   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.
17   Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
17   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.
16   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.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  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.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
56   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
56   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
53   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
50   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.
50   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
50   Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
50   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
50   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
47   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
47   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
47   Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
47   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
47   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
47   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
47   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
44   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
41   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
41   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
38   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
38   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
31   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
28   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
28   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
28   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
28   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.
25   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
25   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
22   Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
22   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
19   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
16   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
16   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
16   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.
10   Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
63   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
63   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
63   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
63   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.
60   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.
56   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
56   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
56   Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
56   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.
53   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
53   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
53   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.
53   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
50   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
50   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.
50   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
50   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
50   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
47   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
47   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
44   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.
44   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
44   Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
41   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
41   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.
41   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).
41   Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
41   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
41   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.
41   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
38   Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
38   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
38   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   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
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   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
31   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
31   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
31   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.
31   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
28   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
28   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
28   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.
28   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
25   Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
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.
22   Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
22   Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
22   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
19   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
76   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
74   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
69   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
68   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
66   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.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
65   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.
62   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 coordinate work activities.
62   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Document operational activities.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records.
62   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.
  • Rebuild parts or components.
  • Repair electrical circuits or wiring.
  • Repair electrical components.
  • Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
  • Repair pipes to stop leaking.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.
61   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
61   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
59   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
58   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
58   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.
57   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.
56   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
  • Adjust the tension of nuts or bolts.
  • Calibrate equipment to specifications.
  • Connect electrical components or equipment.
  • Connect hoses to equipment or piping.
  • Control power supply connections.
  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Install metering equipment.
  • Paint surfaces or equipment.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Seal gaps or cracks to prevent leakage or moisture intrusion.
  • Solder parts or connections between parts.
56   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
56   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.
54   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
53   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
50   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
50   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
49   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Train customers in the use of products.
47   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.
44   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
43   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
43   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.
  • Measure distances or dimensions.
43   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
42   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
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.
40   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
37   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Collect payments for good or services.
34   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
33   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
32   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
32   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
28   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
27   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.
26   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
25   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
17   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context
Percentage of Top Responses
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


77     A lot of freedom
15     Some freedom
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?


60     Every day
38     Once a week or more but not every day
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


66     Every day
27     Once a week or more but not every day
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


49     Every day
49     Once a week or more but not every day
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


65     Every day
23     Once a week or more but not every day
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


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


34     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Once a month or more but not every week
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


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


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


37     Very important results
53     Important results
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.
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?


14     Contact with others most of the time
22     Contact with others about half the time
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


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


31     Every day
62     Once a week or more but not every day
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


67     Every day
21     Once a year or more but not every month
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


54     Very close (near touching)
13     Moderately close (at arm's length)
11     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
22     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


38     Every day
29     Once a week or more but not every day
25     Once a month or more but not every week
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?


40     Continually or almost continually
34     More than half the time
21     Less than half the time
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?


22     Extremely important
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


34     Extremely important
29     Very important
22     Important
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


26     Every day
26     Once a week or more but not every day
33     Once a month or more but not every week
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?


30     Once a month or more but not every week
22     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


33     A lot of freedom
20     Some freedom
25     Limited freedom
19     Very little freedom
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


25     Every day
31     Once a week or more but not every day
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


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


24     Extremely serious
22     Very serious
24     Serious
21     Not serious at all
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


14     Extremely important
17     Very important
43     Important
23     Fairly important
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


18     Very high responsibility
23     High responsibility
14     Moderate responsibility
44     Limited responsibility
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


13     Every day
42     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Never
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


15     Every day
23     Once a week or more but not every day
13     Once a month or more but not every week
42     Once a year or more but not every month
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


42     Every day
44     Never
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


38     More than half the time
54     Less than half the time
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?


12     Every day
40     Once a month or more but not every week
44     Once a year or more but not every month
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


29     More than half the time
61     Less than half the time
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


11     Very high responsibility
31     Moderate responsibility
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


46     About half the time
43     Less than half the time
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


11     Every day
25     Once a month or more but not every week
13     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


26     About half the time
64     Less than half the time
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


11     Highly competitive
22     Slightly competitive
26     Not at all competitive
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


33     Once a month or more but not every week
13     Once a year or more but not every month
39     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


24     Once a week or more but not every day
13     Once a month or more but not every week
30     Once a year or more but not every month
33     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


89     Less than half the time
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


26     About half the time
46     Less than half the time
25     Never
Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?


55     Once a year or more but not every month
28     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


26     Moderately automated
30     Slightly automated
38     Not at all automated
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


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


22     Important
19     Fairly important
49     Not important at all
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


42     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
58     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


32     Never
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?


27     Once a year or more but not every month
63     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


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


91     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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

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Education


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Education Level Required
47   High school diploma or equivalent Help
40   Post-secondary certificate Help
  Some college, no degree

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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.
50   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
81   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
80   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
78   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
73   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.
68   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
66   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
66   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
66   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
65   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
61   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
58   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
57   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
54   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
48   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
47   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
41   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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Extent
Work Value
72   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.
39   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.
28   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.
22   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.
17   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) $25.47 hourly, $52,980 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 41,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Little or no change (-2% to 2%) Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 13,800
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Top industries (2012)
Utilities (43% 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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