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49-3051.00 - Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

Repair and adjust electrical and mechanical equipment of inboard or inboard-outboard boat engines.

Sample of reported job titles: Boat Mechanic, Boat Motor Mechanic, Boat Rigger, Marine Mechanic, Marine Propulsion Technician, Marine Technician, Mechanic, Outboard Motor Mechanic, Outboard Technician, Service Technician

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • Disassemble and inspect motors to locate defective parts, using mechanic's hand tools and gauges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Mount motors to boats and operate boats at various speeds on waterways to conduct operational tests. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Start motors and monitor performance for signs of malfunctioning, such as smoke, excessive vibration, or misfiring. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Document inspection and test results and work performed or to be performed. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Replace parts, such as gears, magneto points, piston rings, or spark plugs, and reassemble engines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Idle motors and observe thermometers to determine the effectiveness of cooling systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Set starter locks and align and repair steering or throttle controls, using gauges, screwdrivers, or wrenches. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Adjust carburetor mixtures, electrical point settings, or timing while motors are running in water-filled test tanks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Repair engine mechanical equipment, such as power tilts, bilge pumps, or power take-offs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect and repair or adjust propellers or propeller shafts. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Repair or rework parts, using machine tools such as lathes, mills, drills, or grinders. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Adjust generators and replace faulty wiring, using hand tools and soldering irons. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Allen wrench — Allen wrench sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ball peen hammer — Ball peen hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Battery testers — Battery load testers; Electrical diagnostic platform analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Dial calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Center punch — Automatic center punches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Circuit tester — Test lights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cleaning scrapers — Carbon scrapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Coil condenser resistance or ohm tester — Coil function testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold chisels — Flat cold chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Combination pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Combination wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compression pressure gauge — Leakdown testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Crimping pliers — Wire crimpers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Crows foot wrench — Crowfoot wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diagonal cut pliers — Diagonal cutting pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drill bit set — Power drill bit sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Engine injector tester — Idle air control signal tester See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Engine tune up tester — Peak voltage testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Feeler gauges — Taper feeler gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flashlight — Penlights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flat hand file — Tapered hand files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Mini hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hex keys — Hex sets; T handle hex wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hold down clamps — Flywheel holders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Impact screwdriver — Impact drivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Infrared thermometer — Temperature guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inspection mirror — Inspection mirrors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Locking pliers — Channel lock pliers; Vise grip pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnetic tools — Magnetic pickup tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters — Digital multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Needlenose pliers — Needle nose pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Parallel pin punch — Parallel pin punches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Picks — Mechanics' pick sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Piston ring compressor — Piston ring compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pullers — Cotter pin pullers; Seal pullers; Tie rod end pullers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Flat tip screw starters; Starter punches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ratchets — Speed handles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Retaining ring pliers — Fixed tip snap ring pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rubber mallet — Dead blow hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screw extractors — Fluted screw extractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips screwdrivers; Slot screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Socket attachments and accessories — Socket wrench extensions See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Socket sets — Torx bit sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sockets — Metric flex sockets; Metric sockets; Standard flex sockets; Standard socket wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Solder guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spanner wrenches — Spanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spark plug gap gauge — Spark plug gap testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spark plug tester — Adjustable gap spark testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spark plug wrench — Spark plug sockets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specialty wrenches — Bearing retainer wrenches; Breaker bars; Propeller wrenches; Shift cable tools (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tongs — Mechanical fingers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Torque wrenches — Torque adapters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire brushes — Battery terminal cleaners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wire-stripping pliers — Wire strippers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — CDI Electronics M.E.D.S.; Engine diagnostic scanners; Outboard engine diagnostic software; Rinda Technologies DIACOM Marine See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Inventory management software — Inventory tracking 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. 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.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 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.
  • 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.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. 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.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. 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.
  • 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.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 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.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Align equipment or machinery. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair defective engines or engine components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Position equipment using hand tools, power tools, or heavy equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect mechanical components of vehicles to identify problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Adjust vehicle components according to specifications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Observe equipment in operation to detect potential problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair electrical circuits or wiring. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Document test results. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 92% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 81% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 78% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — 76% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 73% 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 — 68% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 64% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 56% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 59% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 51% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 54% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 51% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 52% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 43% responded “Contact with others most of the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 46% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 49% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 49% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 49% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 39% responded “Limited freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 55% 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 — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 38% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 45% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not 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 — 27% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 33% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 36% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 36% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 30% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 29% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 35% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 37% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 40% responded “Slightly close (e.g., shared office).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 37% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 41% responded “More than 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
64   Post-secondary certificate Help
19   Less than high school diploma
16   High school diploma or equivalent Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RCI

  • 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.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. 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.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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) $17.95 hourly, $37,340 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 21,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 5,500
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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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Small Engine Mechanics external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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