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53-6051.01 - Aviation Inspectors

Inspect aircraft, maintenance procedures, air navigational aids, air traffic controls, and communications equipment to ensure conformance with Federal safety regulations.

Sample of reported job titles: Aircraft Inspector; Aircraft Quality Control Inspector; Airworthiness Safety Inspector; Aviation Safety Inspector; Aviation Safety Inspector, Manufacturing; Avionics Safety Inspector; Inspector; Quality Control Inspector; Quality Inspector; Technical Inspector

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
99   Core Inspect work of aircraft mechanics performing maintenance, modification, or repair and overhaul of aircraft and aircraft mechanical systems to ensure adherence to standards and procedures.
98   Core Examine aircraft access plates and doors for security.
95   Core Examine landing gear, tires, and exteriors of fuselage, wings, and engines for evidence of damage or corrosion and the need for repairs.
95   Core Examine maintenance records and flight logs to determine if service and maintenance checks and overhauls were performed at prescribed intervals.
94   Core Inspect new, repaired, or modified aircraft to identify damage or defects and to assess airworthiness and conformance to standards, using checklists, hand tools, and test instruments.
94   Core Prepare and maintain detailed repair, inspection, investigation, and certification records and reports.
100   Supplemental Approve or deny issuance of certificates of airworthiness.
100   Supplemental Conduct flight test programs to test equipment, instruments, and systems under a variety of conditions, using both manual and automatic controls.
97   Supplemental Investigate air accidents and complaints to determine causes.
96   Supplemental Start aircraft and observe gauges, meters, and other instruments to detect evidence of malfunctions.
94   Supplemental Recommend replacement, repair, or modification of aircraft equipment.
94   Supplemental Analyze training programs and conduct oral and written examinations to ensure the competency of persons operating, installing, and repairing aircraft equipment.
75   Supplemental Recommend changes in rules, policies, standards, and regulations, based on knowledge of operating conditions, aircraft improvements, and other factors.
Not available Supplemental Observe flight activities of pilots to assess flying skills and to ensure conformance to flight and safety regulations.
Not available Supplemental Schedule and coordinate in-flight testing programs with ground crews and air traffic control to ensure availability of ground tracking, equipment monitoring, and related services.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Calipers — Vernier calipers
Dial indicator or dial gauge — Dial gauges
Eddy current examination equipment — Eddy current inspection equipment; Eddy current pencil probes
Infrared imagers — Thermographic equipment
Inspection mirror — Inspection mirrors
Integrated maintenance information systems — Aircraft Technical Publishers ATP Maintenance Planner; Maintenance tracking software
Liquid penetrant examination equipment — Fluorescent penetrant testers
Magnetic particle examination equipment — Magnetic particle inspection equipment
Magnifiers — Hand held magnifiers
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Pick or place robots — Non-destructive inspection NDI robots
Pressure indicators — Pressure gauges
Rulers — Precision rulers
Ultrasonic examination equipment — Ultrasonic inspection devices
Wearable computing devices — Wearable computers

Technology used in this occupation:

Data base user interface and query software — Aircraft regulation databases; Data entry software
Industrial control software — Robotic workstation software
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
90   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
88   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
76   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
74   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.
70   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
69   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
68   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
67   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.
66   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.
65   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.
63   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
63   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.
57   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
56   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.
48   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.
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.
39   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.
36   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.
30   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.
23   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
22   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.
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   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
16   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
16   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.
13   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.
12   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.
11   Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
10   History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  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.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


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

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
78   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   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
75   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
75   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
75   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
72   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
72   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
69   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
69   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
66   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
60   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   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
56   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
56   Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
53   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.
53   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
53   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.
53   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
50   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
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   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
50   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
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   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
47   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.
47   Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
47   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
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   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   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   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.
28   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
28   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
28   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
28   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
28   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.
25   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
25   Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
25   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
25   Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
25   Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
25   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.
25   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.
25   Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
25   Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
25   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
25   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
25   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
13   Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 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
95   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Record service or repair activities.
94   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.
  • Review documents or materials for compliance with policies or regulations.
94   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Investigate transportation incidents, violations, or complaints.
93   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
92   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Inspect aircraft or aircraft components.
  • Test performance of aircraft equipment.
90   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Evaluate performance of applicants, trainees, or employees.
87   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
83   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
82   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
82   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
81   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
80   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
77   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
77   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
72   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.
72   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
66   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.
64   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
63   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.
59   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
57   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
57   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
55   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
  • Issue certificates or licenses.
53   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
53   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
53   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
  • Schedule operational activities.
53   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
52   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.
51   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
48   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
48   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
47   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  • Pilot aircraft.
47   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
  • Recommend changes or corrective procedures.
44   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
44   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.
41   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
40   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Coordinate flight control or management activities.
39   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.
34   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.
21   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
19   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
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


95     Extremely important
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


92     Every day
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?


87     Every day
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


55     A lot of freedom
36     Some freedom
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?
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
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?


70     Extremely important
11     Important
13     Fairly important
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


29     High responsibility
21     Limited responsibility
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?


54     A lot of freedom
13     Some freedom
11     Limited freedom
22     Very little freedom
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?


34     Constant contact with others
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


39     Extremely important
27     Very important
11     Important
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


32     Every day
29     Once a week or more but not every day
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


11     Very important
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


38     More than 40 hours
62     40 hours
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?
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


21     Fairly serious
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


16     High responsibility
30     Moderate responsibility
23     Limited responsibility
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?


24     Every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
25     Once a year or more but not every month
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


21     Continually or almost continually
31     More than half the time
17     About half the time
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


18     Every day
25     Once a month or more but not every week
21     Once a year or more but not every month
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


44     Once a week or more but not every day
25     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?


21     Very close (near touching)
18     Moderately close (at arm's length)
20     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
42     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


33     Once a year or more but not every month
12     Never
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


19     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
19     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


21     Continually or almost continually
12     More than half the time
25     About half the time
14     Less than half the time
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


17     About half the time
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


28     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
16     Never
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?


11     Once a week or more but not every day
48     Once a month or more but not every week
27     Once a year or more but not every month
12     Never
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


13     Every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Once a year or more but not every month
31     Never
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?


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


19     Every day
27     Once a year or more but not every month
28     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


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


23     Once a year or more but not every month
45     Never
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


13     About half the time
79     Less than half the time
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


77     Less than half the time
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?


12     More than half the time
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


83     Less than half the time
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


44     Once a year or more but not every month
36     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?


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


25     Slightly automated
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


20     Once a month or more but not every week
22     Once a year or more but not every month
48     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


58     Less than half the time
36     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


36     Less than half the time
58     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


81     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?
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.)


88     Not important at all
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


94     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


97     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


100     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
61   Post-secondary certificate Help
19   High school diploma or equivalent Help
18   Associate's degree

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
95   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.
78   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.
72   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
28   Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
 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.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
98   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
96   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
92   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
87   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
86   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
85   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
83   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
82   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
80   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
79   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
79   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.
75   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
71   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
66   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
64   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
58   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
72   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
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.
67   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.
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   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.
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.

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Related Occupations   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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17-3027.00 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
17-3029.04 Electronics Engineering Technologists Bright Outlook Green Occupation
19-4041.02 Geological Sample Test Technicians Green Occupation
19-4099.02 Precision Agriculture Technicians   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook   Green Occupation
29-9012.00 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians Green Occupation
33-2021.01 Fire Inspectors
49-3011.00 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
53-5031.00 Ship Engineers
53-6041.00 Traffic Technicians

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Transportation Inspectors.
Employment data collected from Transportation Inspectors.
Industry data collected from Transportation Inspectors.

Median wages (2013) $31.71 hourly, $65,950 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 26,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 11,700
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Government (44% 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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