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49-2092.00 - Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

Repair, maintain, or install electric motors, wiring, or switches.

Sample of reported job titles: Electric Motor Repairman, Electric Motor Winder, Electro Mechanic, Maintenance Technician, Mechanic, Motor Mechanic, Power Tool Repair Technician, Repair Technician, Service Technician, Tool Repair Technician

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Tasks

  • Measure velocity, horsepower, revolutions per minute (rpm), amperage, circuitry, and voltage of units or parts to diagnose problems, using ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters, and other testing devices. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record repairs required, parts used, and labor time. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Reassemble repaired electric motors to specified requirements and ratings, using hand tools and electrical meters. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain stocks of parts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Repair and rebuild defective mechanical parts in electric motors, generators, and related equipment, using hand tools and power tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Rewire electrical systems, and repair or replace electrical accessories. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect electrical connections, wiring, relays, charging resistance boxes, and storage batteries, following wiring diagrams. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read service guides to find information needed to perform repairs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect and test equipment to locate damage or worn parts and diagnose malfunctions, or read work orders or schematic drawings to determine required repairs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Solder, wrap, and coat wires to ensure proper insulation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assemble electrical parts such as alternators, generators, starting devices, and switches, following schematic drawings and using hand, machine, and power tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Lubricate moving parts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove and replace defective parts such as coil leads, carbon brushes, and wires, using soldering equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Disassemble defective equipment so that repairs can be made, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Lift units or parts such as motors or generators, using cranes or chain hoists, or signal crane operators to lift heavy parts or subassemblies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Weld, braze, or solder electrical connections. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Reface, ream, and polish commutators and machine parts to specified tolerances, using machine tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Adjust working parts, such as fan belts, contacts, and springs, using hand tools and gauges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean cells, cell assemblies, glassware, leads, electrical connections, and battery poles, using scrapers, steam, water, emery cloths, power grinders, or acid. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Scrape and clean units or parts, using cleaning solvents and equipment such as buffing wheels. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Rewind coils on cores in slots, or make replacement coils, using coil-winding machines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut and form insulation, and insert insulation into armature, rotor, or stator slots. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Set machinery for proper performance, using computers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Drain and filter transformer oil and refill transformers with oil until coils are submerged. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Position and level battery cells, anodes, or cathodes, using hoists or leveling jacks, or signal other workers to perform positioning and leveling. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Verify and adjust alignments and dimensions of parts, using gauges and tracing lathes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test equipment for overheating, using speed gauges and thermometers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Bolt porcelain insulators to wood parts to assemble hot stools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Pour compounds into transformer-case terminal openings to seal out moisture. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test conditions, fluid levels, and specific gravities of electrolyte cells, using voltmeters, hydrometers, and thermometers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Clean, rinse, and dry transformer cases, using boiling water, scrapers, solvents, hoses, and cloths. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect batteries for structural defects such as dented cans, damaged carbon rods and terminals, and defective seals. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Steam-clean polishing and buffing wheels to remove abrasives and bonding materials, and spray, brush, or recoat surfaces as necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test battery charges, and replace or recharge batteries as necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Repair and operate battery-charging equipment. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers — Pump pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Adjustable wrenches — Adjustable hand wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Alternating current AC arc welder — Electric welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ammeters — Bench ammeters; Clamp ammeters; Volt-ammeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Angle grinder — Commutator undercutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Aqueous cleaning and washing equipment — Parts washers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Armature tester — Bar-to-bar testers; Winding testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bearing fitting tool kits — Bearing puller sets; Bearing setting tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench grinder — Bench grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Braze welding machine — Brazing machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Carburetor balancer — Carburetor synchronizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chamfering machine — Chamfer mills; Slot shavers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cutters — Insulation trimmers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diagonal cut pliers — Diagonal-cutting pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dip tanks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dynamometers — Power dynamometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrical coil winding machine — Armature winders; Electric coil winders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrolytic bath machine — Electro-brush platers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • End cut pliers — Side cutting pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Feeler gauges — Armature air gap gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts — Forklift trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grinders — Commutator grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Growler tester — Growler armature testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Rubber-grip hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat treating age hardening furnace — Bake ovens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydraulic hand crimp tool — Hydraulic wire crimpers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Insulation resistance meters — Insulation resistance testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Knurling tool — Knurling tool attachments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser measuring systems — Alignment lasers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Torpedo levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Longnose pliers — Longnosed pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mallets — Rawhide mallets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manual press brake — Arbor presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manual wire straighteners — Lamination tooth straighteners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Megohmmeters — Meggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters — Digital multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nut drivers — Nut wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ohmmeters — Analog ohmmeters; Digital ohmmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oscilloscopes — Digital oscilloscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paint application system — Paint booths See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Phasemeters — Phase rotation indicators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plasma arc welding machine — Gas welders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic grinders — Air grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pocket knives — Electricians' knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grinders — Handheld power grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rubber mallet — Dead blow hammers; Nylon hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sawing and cut-off machine — Coil cut-off machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Hand saws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Cabinet-tip screwdrivers; Conduit-fitting and reaming screwdrivers; Keystone-tip screwdrivers; Square-recess tip screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears — Winder's shears See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shot blasting machine — Abrasive blasting machines; Dry ice blasters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Cordless soldering irons See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sound detector — Repairman's stethoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stripping tools — Automatic wire strippers; Handheld wire strippers; Twin wheel wire strippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tachometers — Digital tachometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thermal imager — Thermal cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Threading machine — Threaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum impregnation or porosity sealing device — Vacuum impregnators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Var meter — Core-loss testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vibration testers — Portable vibration testers; Vibration analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Bench voltmeters; Light emitting diode LED voltage tester; Neon voltage testers; Surge testers (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wedges — Wedge drivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire brushes — Slot cleaning brushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire or cable cutter — Cable cutters See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Commutator profiling software; Motor testing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Microsoft Access See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 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.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. 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.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. 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.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. 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.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. 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.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.
  • 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.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. 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.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. 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.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair defective engines or engine components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Fabricate parts or components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects, or wear. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Braze metal parts or components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair electronic equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Seal gaps or cracks to prevent leakage or moisture intrusion. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair electrical components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Solder parts or connections between parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install insulation in equipment or structures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Smooth surfaces of objects or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure equipment outputs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Level machines or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove dents from equipment, materials, tools or structures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Bolt objects into place. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Rebuild parts or components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Rewire electrical or electronic systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare compounds or solutions to be used for repairs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Remove parts or components from equipment. 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 — 85% 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.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 78% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 84% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 78% 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 — 63% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 67% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 77% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 55% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 67% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 59% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 41% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 46% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 18% responded “Occasional contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 36% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 41% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 70% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 41% 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 — 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 38% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 24% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 34% responded “Serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 30% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 21% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 30% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 32% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 26% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 32% responded “Moderate results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 35% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 23% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — 25% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 38% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

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
44   High school diploma or equivalent Help
40   Post-secondary certificate Help
10   Less than high school diploma

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RC

  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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) $18.85 hourly, $39,220 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 21,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Decline (-3% or lower) Decline (-3% or lower)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 3,600
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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