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47-3015.00 - Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Help plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, or pipelayers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Sample of reported job titles: Apprentice, Apprentice Plumber, Drain Technician, Gas Fitter, Helper, Irrigation Technician, Plumber Apprentice, Plumber's Helper, Service Technician, Sprinkler Fitter

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Tasks

  • Measure, cut, thread and assemble new pipe, placing the assembled pipe in hangers or other supports. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut or drill holes in walls or floors to accommodate the passage of pipes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform rough-ins, repair and replace fixtures and water heaters, and locate, repair, or remove leaking or broken pipes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assist pipe fitters in the layout, assembly, and installation of piping for air, ammonia, gas, and water systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut pipe and lift up to fitters. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fit or assist in fitting valves, couplings, or assemblies to tanks, pumps, or systems, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Requisition tools and equipment, select type and size of pipe, and collect and transport materials and equipment to work site. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mount brackets and hangers on walls and ceilings to hold pipes, and set sleeves or inserts to provide support for pipes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Excavate and grade ditches, and lay and join pipe for water and sewer service. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Disassemble and remove damaged or worn pipe. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean shop, work area, and machines, using solvent and rags. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install gas burners to convert furnaces from wood, coal, or oil. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Fill pipes with sand or resin to prevent distortion, and hold pipes during bending and installation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Immerse pipe in chemical solution to remove dirt, oil, and scale. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean and renew steam traps. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers — Expanding-jaw pliers; Water pump pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Adjustable wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Alternating current AC arc welder — Alternating current AC welding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Augers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Backhoes — Tractors with backhoe attachments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ball peen hammer — Ball peen hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bandsaw wheel — Vertical bandsaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench vises — Bench chain vises See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blocks or pulleys — Block and tackle equipment; Pulleys See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Butane torches; Propane torches; Torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bolt cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Boring or sinking machinery — Boring machines; Horizontal boring machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Box end wrenches — Ratcheting box wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Caulking guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Circuit tracers — Wire tracers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compactors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Deburring tool — Deburring tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Detection apparatus for non metallic objects — Line locators; Transmitters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dewatering pumps — Utility pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diagonal cut pliers — Diagonal cutting pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diaphragm pumps — Test pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Video diagnostic tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Direct current DC arc welder See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drain or pipe cleaning equipment — Drain cleaning cables; Drain cleaning machines; Hand spinners; Plumbers' snakes (see all 9 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drain or toilet plunger — Plungers; Vacuum plungers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dredgers — Dredges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drill press or radial drill — Drill presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dump trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Explosimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flat hand file — Flat files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flow sensors — Flow gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fluid regulators — Pipe freezing kits; Water stoppers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas detectors — Gas leak detection devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas generators — Generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas welding or brazing or cutting apparatus — Plasma cutting guides; Torch cutter guides See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Graders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Hacksaws; Mini hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammer drills — Rotary hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand reamer — Reamers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hex keys — Allen wrenches; Hex wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hoists — Chain falls; Tirfors; Tuggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hole saws — Hole cutting tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hose cutter — Gasket cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydraulic truck cranes — Hydraulic cranes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impact hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impact wrenches — Hydraulic valve turners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inspection mirror — Telescopic inspection mirrors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Integrated tool carriers — Tractor pipe carrier attachments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jacks — Manual screw jacks; Pipeline jacks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser measuring systems — Pipe lasers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Leak testing equipment — Trutest smoke detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Level sensors or transmitters — Transit levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Carpenters' levels; Laser levels; Split bubble levels; Two-hole pins (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles — Light pickup trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid leak detectors — Ultrasonic leak detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Locking pliers — Channel lock pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manlift or personnel lift — Manlifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal band sawing machine — Bandsaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal detectors — Magnetic locators; Null locators; Rebar locators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal inert gas welding machine — Metal inert gas MIG welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Metal markers or holders — Centering head tools; Magnetic circle layout tools; Radius markers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Moisture meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mud pumps — Sand pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nut drivers — Universal nut wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Offset socket wrenches — Hollow core socket wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ohmmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oil gun — Oilers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Open end wrenches — Crescent wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe bending mandrel — Pipe bending mandrels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe bending tools — Manual benders; Pipe benders; Tube bending springs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe extractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe layer — Pipelayers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe or tube cutter — Pipe cutters; Pipe cutting machines; Tubing cutters; Wide roll pipe cutters (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe reamer — Spiral ratchet pipe reamers; Straight-fluted pipe reamers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe vises — Aligning clamps; Welding clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe wrenches — End pipe wrenches; Offset pipe wrenches; Straight pipe wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic drill — Pneumatic drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic grinders — Air operated grinders; Angle air grinders; Pipe beveling machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic hammer — Air hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic sanding machines — Sandblasters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless drills; Direct tap machines; Right-angle drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power flaring tool — Flaring tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders — Offset grinders; Pedestal grinders; Portable grinders; Seat dressers (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Circular saws; Concrete saws; Cutoff saws; Reciprocating pipe saws (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power screwguns — Cordless screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure indicators — Air pressure gauges; Heavy duty water pressure gauges; Maximum reading water pressure gauges; Water pressure gauges (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure or steam cleaners — Rodders; Root ranger jetter nozzles; Water jetters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pry bars — Crowbars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pullers — Compression sleeve pullers; Faucet handle pullers; Faucet stem and cartridge pullers; Tub drain removers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ratchets — Ratchet wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Round file — Rat-tail files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Safety harnesses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Impact screwdrivers; Phillips head screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sewage pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sheet metal grooving machine — Roll groovers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Shielded arc welding tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shovels — Narrow mouth shovels; Round point shovels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sledge hammer — Sledgehammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slings — Belting slings See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slip or groove joint pliers — Slip joint pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Soldering equipment; Soldering irons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specialty wrenches — Chain wrenches; Plumbers' pliers; Spud wrenches; Water heater element removal wrenches (see all 21 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spot welding machine — Portable welding machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Square file — Thread repair files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Staple guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Strap wrenches — Rubber strap wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sump pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Swaging tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tachometers — Hand tachometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tampers — Powered tampers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tapping machine attachment — Tapping tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thermographs — Non-contact infrared thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading die — Die heads for threading machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading dies — Die heads for plastic pipe/conduit; Pipe threaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading machine — Pipe threading machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tinners snips — Tin snips See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tongs — Chain tongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Torx keys — Four-in-one keys; Shut-off keys; Water meter keys See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe — Lathes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Track excavators — Excavators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Track loaders — Tractors with loader attachments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trenching machines — Cable plows; Trenchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tube end finisher — Facing machines; Tube crimping tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tungsten inert gas welding machine — Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vibration testers — Vibration analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Amp meters; Voltmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water pumps — Ditch pumps; Fill pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water samplers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welder torch — Brazing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Welding masks — Welding hoods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheel bulldozers — Bulldozers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheel loaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Winches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire brushes — Air wire brushes; Motor-driven brushes; Pneumatic wire brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire or cable cutter — Cable saws See more occupations related to this tool.

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Knowledge

  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

No skills met the minimum score.

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Abilities

  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble products or production equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean equipment or facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut metal components for installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install plumbing or piping. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain plumbing structures or fixtures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut openings in existing structures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install building fixtures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Dig holes or trenches. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Drill holes in construction materials. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 64% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 58% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 36% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 11% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 71% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 44% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 53% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 54% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 39% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 56% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 60% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — 46% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 36% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 35% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 67% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 47% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 52% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 40% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 21% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 25% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 66% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 32% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 28% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 32% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 39% responded “Fairly important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 35% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 40% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 38% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 37% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 32% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 37% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 35% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 22% responded “Moderate responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 27% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: R

  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

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

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Work Values

  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $13.32 hourly, $27,710 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 47,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Much faster than average (22% or higher) Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 20,700
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 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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