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47-4061.00 - Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines. Includes ballast cleaning machine operators and railroad bed tamping machine operators.

Sample of reported job titles: Machine Operator, Rail Maintenance Worker, Track Equipment Operator (TEO), Track Inspector, Track Laborer, Track Maintainer, Track Repairer, Track Supervisor, Track Walker, Trackman

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Tasks

  • Patrol assigned track sections so that damaged or broken track can be located and reported. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Repair or adjust track switches, using wrenches and replacement parts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Weld sections of track together, such as switch points and frogs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe leveling indicator arms to verify levelness and alignment of tracks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate single- or multiple-head spike driving machines to drive spikes into ties and secure rails. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate track-wrench machines to tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends of rails together. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut rails to specified lengths, using rail saws. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Lubricate machines, change oil, or fill hydraulic reservoirs to specified levels. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Drill holes through rails, tie plates, or fishplates for insertion of bolts or spikes, using power drills. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean tracks or clear ice or snow from tracks or switch boxes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean, grade, or level ballast on railroad tracks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Raise rails, using hydraulic jacks, to allow for tie removal and replacement. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Adjust controls of machines that spread, shape, raise, level, or align track, according to specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Dress and reshape worn or damaged railroad switch points or frogs, using portable power grinders. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean or make minor repairs to machines or equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Grind ends of new or worn rails to attain smooth joints, using portable grinders. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate single- or multiple-head spike pullers to pull old spikes from ties. See more occupations related to this task.
  • String and attach wire-guidelines machine to rails so that tracks or rails can be aligned or leveled. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Engage mechanisms that lay tracks or rails to specified gauges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Drive graders, tamping machines, brooms, or ballast spreading machines to redistribute gravel or ballast between rails. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Drive vehicles that automatically move and lay tracks or rails over sections of track to be constructed, repaired, or maintained. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Turn wheels of machines, using lever controls, to adjust guidelines for track alignments or grades, following specifications. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Push controls to close grasping devices on track or rail sections so that they can be raised or moved. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Operate tie-adzing machines to cut ties and permit insertion of fishplates that hold rails. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Paint railroad signs, such as speed limits or gate-crossing warnings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Spray ties, fishplates, or joints with oil to protect them from weathering. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable wrenches — Adjustable hand wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled — Hi-rail vehicles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Backhoes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Below the hook device — Rail tongs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Oxyacetylene torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bridge cranes — Rail-mounted cranes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Vernier calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold chisels — Track chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dollies See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dump trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear plugs — Protective ear plugs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Force or torque sensors — Portable track loading fixtures See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Graders — Grading equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grease guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hard hats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hedge clippers — Weed cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impact wrenches — Gas-powered wrenches; Track-wrench machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Jacks — Hydraulic jacks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles — Light pickup trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Measuring tapes — Precision tape measures See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Picks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pipe bending tools — Rail benders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic drill — Air drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic hammer — Jackhammers; Pneumatic hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic impact wrenches — Air-powered wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Handheld computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Rail drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders — Rail profile grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power saws — Rail saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Precision file — Precision files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure or steam cleaners — Power washers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Safety gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pry bars — Claw bars; Crowbars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pullers — Spike pullers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators — Air purifying respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Fall protection harnesses 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 See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spot welding machine — Welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sprayers — Pesticide sprayers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tampers — Tamping machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Track bulldozers — Tracked bulldozers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Time accounting software — Timekeeping software See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. 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.
  • Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. 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.
  • Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue. 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.
  • 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 Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.
  • Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). 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.
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean equipment or facilities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut metal components for installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Spread sand, dirt or other loose materials onto surfaces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Weld metal components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate heavy-duty construction or installation equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Verify alignment of structures or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Compact materials to create level bases. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Cut wood components for installation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain construction tools or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply paint to surfaces. 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

  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 100% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 95% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 89% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 81% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 65% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 54% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 62% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 75% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 60% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 59% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 61% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 51% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 56% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 37% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 63% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 45% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 58% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 49% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 55% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 34% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 42% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 45% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 39% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 42% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 65% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 32% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 38% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — 35% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — 42% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 43% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — 29% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 38% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 38% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 31% responded “About half the time.” 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


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
90   High school diploma or equivalent Help
10   Less than high school diploma

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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

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work 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.
  • 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.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. 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.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $24.92 hourly, $51,840 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 17,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 4,500
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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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