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49-3053.00 - Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, recreational sporting equipment and related equipment.

Sample of reported job titles: Golf Cart Mechanic, Lawnmower Repair Mechanic, Mechanic, Outdoor Power Equipment Service Technician, Service Technician, Small Engine Mechanic, Small Engine 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

  • Repair and maintain gasoline engines used to power equipment such as portable saws, lawn mowers, generators, and compressors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Adjust points, valves, carburetors, distributors, and spark plug gaps, using feeler gauges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Reassemble engines after repair or maintenance work is complete. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record repairs made, time spent, and parts used. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform routine maintenance such as cleaning and oiling parts, honing cylinders, and tuning ignition systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Obtain problem descriptions from customers, and prepare cost estimates for repairs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Test and inspect engines to determine malfunctions, to locate missing and broken parts, and to verify repairs, using diagnostic instruments. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Repair or replace defective parts such as magnetos, water pumps, gears, pistons, and carburetors, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sell parts and equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Show customers how to maintain equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Dismantle engines, using hand tools, and examine parts for defects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Replace motors. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Grind, ream, rebore, and re-tap parts to obtain specified clearances, using grinders, lathes, taps, reamers, boring machines, and micrometers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove engines from equipment, and position and bolt engines to repair stands. 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.
  • Automotive honing machine — Cylinder hones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ball peen hammer — Ball peen hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bearing fitting tool kits — Cam bearing plug gauges; Main bearing plug gauges 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.
  • 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 — Carburetor pressure gauges; Compression testing gauges; Leakdown testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Crankshaft grinder — Crankshaft straighteners 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 cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drill bit set — Power drill bits 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.
  • Grinders — Valve grinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Growler tester — Coil testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hacksaw — Mini hacksaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand reamer — Ridge reamers 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.
  • Hole gauge — Dial bore gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hour meter — Engine hour meters 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.
  • Machine reamer — Valve guide reamers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnetic tools — Magnetic pickup tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manual wire straighteners — Z benders 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.
  • Piston ring expander — Piston ring expanders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pullers — Cotter pin pullers; Fuel line removers; Gear pullers; Magneto bearing pullers (see all 7 examples) 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.
  • Scanners — Computer data input scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screw extractors — Fluted screw extractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips screwdrivers; Slot screwdrivers; Small jet carburetor 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 socket wrenches; Spark plug socket wrenches; Standard flex socket wrenches; Standard socket wrenches (see all 5 examples) 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 gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spark plug tester — Adjustable gap spark testers; Ignition testers; Inline spark testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spark plug wrench — Spark plug wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specialty wrenches — Bearing drivers; Breaker bars; Starter clutch wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tachometers — Digital tachometers; Wireless tachometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Taps — Spark plug hole taps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Telescoping gauge — Cylinder bore telescoping gauges 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.
  • Valve refacer — Valve refacing tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Valve seat cutter — Valve seat cutting tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Valve spring compressor — Valve spring compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Charging system testers 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.
  • Wrench accessories and supplies — Camshaft bearing drivers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Land & Sea DYNO-MAX; VersaDyne small engine testing software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Ideal Computer Systems Ideal OPE; RepairTRAX; Smart Equipment Repair See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Point of sale POS software — Sale processing software 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.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. 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.
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. 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.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 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.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Work Activities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. 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.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Lubricate equipment to allow proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery. 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.
  • Repair worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts. 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.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies. 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.
  • Service vehicles to maintain functionality. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain repair or maintenance records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train customers in the use of products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Grind parts to required dimensions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Bolt objects into place. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 79% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 64% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 78% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 65% responded “A lot of freedom.” 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 — 59% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 57% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 46% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 41% responded “Once a week or more but not 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.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 67% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 50% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 34% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 43% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 37% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 48% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 61% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 54% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 37% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 28% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 42% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work Schedules — 43% responded “Seasonal (only during certain times of the year).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 29% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 45% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 41% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 29% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” 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
57   High school diploma or equivalent Help
22   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

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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) $15.44 hourly, $32,120 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 31,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 8,100
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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