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49-9092.00 - Commercial Divers

Work below surface of water, using scuba gear to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life.

Sample of reported job titles: Commercial Diver, Dive Superintendent, Dive Supervisor, Diver, Diver Tender, Diving Supervisor, Hard Hat Diver, Non Destructive Testing Under Water Welder (NDT U/W Welder), Salvage Diver, Tender

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
95   Core
Take appropriate safety precautions, such as monitoring dive lengths and depths and registering with authorities before diving expeditions begin.
93   Core
Check and maintain diving equipment, such as helmets, masks, air tanks, harnesses, or gauges.
90   Core
Communicate with workers on the surface while underwater, using signal lines or telephones.
81   Core
Descend into water with the aid of diver helpers, using scuba gear or diving suits.
80   Core
Obtain information about diving tasks and environmental conditions.
79   Core
Supervise or train other divers, including hobby divers.
75   Core
Inspect the condition of underwater steel or wood structures.
75   Core
Inspect and test docks, ships, buoyage systems, plant intakes or outflows, or underwater pipelines, cables, or sewers, using closed circuit television, still photography, and testing equipment.
74   Core
Repair ships, bridge foundations, or other structures below the water line, using caulk, bolts, and hand tools.
72   Core
Recover objects by placing rigging around sunken objects, hooking rigging to crane lines, and operating winches, derricks, or cranes to raise objects.
72   Core
Operate underwater video, sonar, recording, or related equipment to investigate underwater structures or marine life.
71   Core
Take test samples or photographs to assess the condition of vessels or structures.
68   Core
Cut and weld steel, using underwater welding equipment, jigs, and supports.
68   Core
Install, inspect, clean, or repair piping or valves.
67   Core
Carry out non-destructive testing, such as tests for cracks on the legs of oil rigs at sea.
66   Core
Install pilings or footings for piers or bridges.
65   Core
Salvage wrecked ships or their cargo, using pneumatic power velocity and hydraulic tools and explosive charges, when necessary.
63   Core
Remove obstructions from strainers or marine railway or launching ways, using pneumatic or power hand tools.
63   Core
Set or guide placement of pilings or sandbags to provide support for structures such as docks, bridges, cofferdams, or platforms.
62   Core
Perform activities related to underwater search and rescue, salvage, recovery, or cleanup operations.
65   Supplemental
Perform offshore oil or gas exploration or extraction duties, such as conducting underwater surveys or repairing and maintaining drilling rigs or platforms.
57   Supplemental
Drill holes in rock and rig explosives for underwater demolitions.
56   Supplemental
Remove rubbish or pollution from the sea.
53   Supplemental
Set up dive sites for recreational instruction.
34   Supplemental
Cultivate or harvest marine species or perform routine work on fish farms.

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Technology Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Analytical or scientific software — Dynamic positioning DP software
  • Data base user interface and query software — Diving logbook software; Diving table software; Remote operated vehicle ROV dive log software
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software

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Tools Used   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Adjustable wrenches — Adjustable crescent wrenches
  • Anemometers — Wind sensors
  • Barometers
  • Blow torch — Underwater blow torches
  • Bouyancy compensators — Buoyancy control devices
  • Box end wrenches
  • Chain saw — Underwater chainsaws
  • Circuit breakers — Underwater welding current breakers
  • Clock timers — Dive timing devices
  • Closed circuit television CCTV system — Closed circuit televisions
  • Concrete or cement testing instruments — Rebound hammers
  • Corrosion testers — Mechanical pit gauges
  • Demolition hammers — Hydraulic breakers
  • Depth gauges — Underwater depth gauges
  • Detonators — Explosive detonation devices
  • Diving air pump — Diving compressor systems
  • Diving boot — Hard sole wet boots
  • Diving instruments or accessories — Bailout bottles; Closed diving bells; Weight belts; Wet suit gloves (see all 14 examples)
  • Dredge pumps — Water dredges
  • Drysuits — Dry suits
  • Electrode holder — Welding electrode holders
  • Flashlight — Underwater flashlights
  • Gas mixer — Gas blending panels
  • Geological compasses — Underwater compasses
  • Hammer drills — Underwater hammer drills
  • Hoists — Chain hoists; Emergency diver recovery hoists
  • Hose reel — Hydraulic hose reels
  • Hydraulic shears — Hydraulic cutters
  • Impact wrenches — Underwater impact wrenches
  • Jib crane — Jib cranes
  • Magnetic particle examination equipment — Magnetic particle inspectors
  • Masks or fins or snorkels — Diving masks; Heavyweight diving helmets; Lightweight diving helmets; Snorkels (see all 7 examples)
  • Measuring jigs
  • Metal detectors — Rebar locators
  • Multi gas monitors — Mixed gas analysis equipment
  • Oxygen gas analyzers — Oxygen analyzers
  • Pick or place robots — Remote operated vehicles ROV
  • Pneumatic hammer — Underwater jackhammers
  • Power chippers — Underwater chipping hammers
  • Power drills — Underwater hydraulic drills; Underwater power drills
  • Power grinders — Underwater power grinders
  • Power saws — Underwater cutoff saws
  • Pressure gauge — Underwater pressure gauges
  • Pry bars
  • Pullers — Comealongs
  • Reciprocating saw — Underwater reciprocating saws
  • Scuba regulators — Rebreathers
  • Scuba tanks — Air tanks
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine — Underwater welding equipment
  • Single gas monitors — Carbon Dioxide CO2 monitors
  • Sinker drills — Underwater sinker drills
  • Sledge hammer — Steel sledge hammers
  • Sonars — Underwater sonar equipment
  • Specialty wrenches — Hammer wrenches
  • Submersible pumps
  • Thickness measuring devices — Digital thickness gauges
  • Torque wrenches — Hydraulic torque wrenches
  • Ultrasonic examination equipment — Ultrasonic pulse velocity meters; Ultrasonic thickness testers
  • Underwater cameras — Underwater recording equipment; Underwater video cameras; Underwater video equipment
  • Underwater communication system — Wireless communication systems
  • Utility knives — Folding knives; Rigging knives
  • Water hoses — Water jets
  • Water samplers — Mechanical sampling buckets; Sample jars
  • Welding regulator oxygen — Underwater welding oxygen regulators
  • Wetsuits — Diving suits
  • Winches — Hand winches
  • Wire or cable cutter — Umbilical cutters

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
77 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
69 
Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
64 
Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
55 
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.
54 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
53 
Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
50 
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.
50 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
44 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
44 
Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
42 
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.
39 
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.
36 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
34 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
33 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
31 
Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
31 
Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
30 
Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
29 
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.
28 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
27 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
25 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
25 
Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
21 
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.
18 
Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
15 
Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
14 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
5 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
4 
Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
4 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
3 
Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
0 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
0 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
72 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
69 
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.
69 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
66 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
63 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
60 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
60 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
56 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
56 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
56 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
56 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
56 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
56 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
56 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
53 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
53 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
50 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
50 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
50 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
50 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
50 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
47 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
47 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
47 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
44 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
44 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
41 
Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
38 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
38 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
28 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
25 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
22 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
19 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
16 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
0 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
78 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
75 
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.
75 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
75 
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.
72 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
72 
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.
69 
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.
69 
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.
66 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
66 
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).
66 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
66 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
63 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
63 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
60 
Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
56 
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.
56 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
56 
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.
56 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
56 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
53 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
53 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
53 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
53 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
53 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
53 
Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
53 
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.
53 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
53 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
50 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
50 
Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
50 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
50 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
50 
Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
50 
Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
50 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
50 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
47 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
47 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
47 
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.
44 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
41 
Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
35 
Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
35 
Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
31 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
28 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
28 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
28 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
28 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
25 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
25 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
13 
Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
85 
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.
80 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
80 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
79 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
79 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
78 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
76 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
73 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
72 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
70 
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.
68 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
68 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
66 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
65 
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.
65 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
63 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
62 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
58 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
58 
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.
58 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
57 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
56 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
56 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
55 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
54 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
53 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
52 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
51 
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.
51 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
49 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
49 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
46 
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.
44 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
43 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
43 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
42 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
41 
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.
37 
Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
36 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
33 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
30 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Monitor work areas or procedures to ensure compliance with safety procedures.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs.
  • Gather information about work conditions or locations.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Train others in operational procedures.
  • Inspect systems to determine if they are operating properly.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Record images needed to address work issues.
  • Attach rigging to objects so they can be moved.
  • Install piping for installation or maintenance activities.
  • Operate welding equipment.
  • Repair pipes to stop leaking.
  • Install structural foundations.
  • Repair structural components.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

Percentage of Top Responses
Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?


77     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?


70     Constant contact with others
24     Contact with others most of the time
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


67     Every day
27     Once a week or more but not every day
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


68     Every day
20     Once a week or more but not every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


71     Extremely important
20     Important
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


63     Very high responsibility
23     High responsibility
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


52     A lot of freedom
32     Some freedom
16     Limited freedom
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


48     Extremely important
38     Very important
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?


44     Every day
39     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


43     Very high responsibility
42     High responsibility
Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?


52     Continually or almost continually
20     More than half the time
23     About half the time
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


47     Every day
34     Once a week or more but not every day
Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?


50     A lot of freedom
21     Some freedom
17     Limited freedom
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


54     Extremely serious
19     Very serious
11     Serious
13     Not serious at all
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?


50     Very important results
27     Important results
11     Minor results
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


27     Very close (near touching)
50     Moderately close (at arm's length)
20     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?


39     Every day
38     Once a week or more but not every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


36     Extremely important
27     Very important
29     Important
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


28     Every day
40     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
14     Once a year or more but not every month
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


39     Every day
15     Once a week or more but not every day
36     Once a month or more but not every week
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


21     Continually or almost continually
46     More than half the time
22     About half the time
11     Less than half the time
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


38     Every day
34     Once a week or more but not every day
19     Never
Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?


45     Every day
15     Once a week or more but not every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
17     Never
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


47     More than 40 hours
37     40 hours
16     Less than 40 hours
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


16     Every day
41     Once a week or more but not every day
19     Once a month or more but not every week
21     Once a year or more but not every month
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


16     Every day
35     Once a week or more but not every day
35     Once a month or more but not every week
12     Once a year or more but not every month
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


21     Continually or almost continually
27     More than half the time
31     About half the time
21     Less than half the time
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — How often does this job require working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures?


29     Every day
15     Once a week or more but not every day
32     Once a month or more but not every week
24     Once a year or more but not every month
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


38     Every day
24     Once a week or more but not every day
29     Never
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


25     Every day
29     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Once a month or more but not every week
28     Once a year or more but not every month
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?


34     Extremely important
23     Very important
18     Fairly important
17     Not important at all
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


14     Every day
46     Once a week or more but not every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
18     Never
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


34     Highly competitive
30     Moderately competitive
18     Slightly competitive
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


21     Every day
28     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
23     Never
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


26     Every day
17     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
25     Once a year or more but not every month
15     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


30     Continually or almost continually
13     More than half the time
13     About half the time
34     Less than half the time
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


16     Seasonal (only during certain times of the year)
72     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
12     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


32     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
22     Once a year or more but not every month
11     Never
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


15     Extremely important
15     Very important
37     Important
17     Fairly important
16     Not important at all
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


12     Every day
16     Once a week or more but not every day
35     Once a month or more but not every week
26     Once a year or more but not every month
11     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


21     Once a week or more but not every day
36     Once a month or more but not every week
17     Once a year or more but not every month
17     Never
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


16     Continually or almost continually
21     About half the time
63     Less than half the time
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


20     More than half the time
22     About half the time
50     Less than half the time
Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?


12     Once a week or more but not every day
26     Once a month or more but not every week
53     Once a year or more but not every month
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


34     Once a week or more but not every day
16     Once a month or more but not every week
44     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


12     Once a week or more but not every day
38     Once a month or more but not every week
33     Once a year or more but not every month
17     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


46     Once a month or more but not every week
27     Once a year or more but not every month
21     Never
Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)


26     Important
20     Fairly important
36     Not important at all
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


12     About half the time
54     Less than half the time
18     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


18     About half the time
59     Less than half the time
16     Never
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


11     About half the time
62     Less than half the time
21     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


14     Once a week or more but not every day
15     Once a month or more but not every week
15     Once a year or more but not every month
53     Never
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


17     Once a week or more but not every day
12     Once a year or more but not every month
65     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


73     Not at all automated
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


27     Once a year or more but not every month
64     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


38     Once a year or more but not every month
62     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


14     Once a year or more but not every month
86     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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, travel guides, electricians, agricultural technicians, barbers, nannies, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
72   Post-secondary certificate Help
12   Associate's degree
8   High school diploma or equivalent Help

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100 
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.
22 
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.
22 
Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
22 
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.
6 
Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
0 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
92 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
89 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
86 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
85 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
83 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
83 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
81 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
80 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
79 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
77 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
76 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
74 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
72 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
69 
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.
68 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
65 
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
72 
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.
67 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
56 
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.
39 
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.
33 
Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
28 
Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2015) $24.26 hourly, $50,470 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 4,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Much faster than average (14% or higher) Much faster than average (14% or higher)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 2,300
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)
Construction (29% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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