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TITLE: Precision Devices Inspectors and Testers

DEFINITION: Verify accuracy of and adjust precision devices, such as meters and gauges, testing instruments, clock and watch mechanisms, to ensure operation of device is in accordance with design specifications.

  • TASKS
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • SKILLS
  • ABILITIES
  • WORK ACTIVITIES
  • WORK CONTEXT
  • INTERESTS
  • WORK VALUES
  • CROSSWALKS


    TASKS:

    1. Inspects materials, products, and work in progress for conformance to specifications, and adjusts process or assembly equipment to meet standards.

    2. Reads dials and meters to verify functioning of equipment according to specifications.

    3. Tests and measures finished products, components, or assemblies for functioning, operation, accuracy, or assembly to verify adherence to functional specifications.

    4. Cleans and maintains test equipment and instruments and certifies that precision instruments meet standards.

    5. Marks items for acceptance or rejection, records test results and inspection data, and compares findings with specifications to ensure conformance to standards.

    6. Fabricates, installs, positions, or connects components, parts, finished products, or instruments for testing or operational purposes.

    7. Analyzes and interprets blueprints, sample data, and other materials to determine, change, or measure specifications or inspection and testing procedures.

    8. Discards or rejects products, materials, and equipment not meeting specifications.

    9. Operates or tends machinery and equipment, and uses hand tools.

    10. Estimates operational data to meet acceptable standards.

    11. Disassembles defective parts and components.

    12. Confers with vendors and others regarding inspection results and recommends corrective procedures.

    13. Computes and/or calculates data and other information.

    14. Completes necessary procedures to satisfy licensing requirements.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.

    67 Mechanical
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance

    67 Design
    Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

    63 Mathematics
    Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

    58 Production and Processing
    Knowledge of inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods

    54 Engineering and Technology
    Knowledge of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications

    54 English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

    42 Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

    29 Physics
    Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, and applications including air, water, material dynamics, light, atomic principles, heat, electric theory, earth formations, and meteorological and related natural phenomena

    29 Public Safety and Security
    Knowledge of weaponry, public safety, and security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, and the protection of people, data, and property

    29 Law, Government and Jurisprudence
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process

    29 Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques

    25 Education and Training
    Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles

    25 Telecommunications
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems

    25 Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media

    21 Sales and Marketing
    Knowledge of principles and methods involved in showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategies and tactics, product demonstration and sales techniques, and sales control systems

    21 Clerical
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing systems, filing and records management systems, stenography and transcription, forms design principles, and other office procedures and terminology

    17 Psychology
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

    17 Chemistry
    Knowledge of the 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

    13 Administration and Management
    Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This includes strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods

    8 Building and Construction
    Knowledge of materials, methods, and the appropriate tools to construct objects, structures, and buildings

    8 Economics and Accounting
    Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data

    4 Therapy and Counseling
    Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effects

    4 Transportation
    Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including their relative costs, advantages, and limitations

    4 Medicine and Dentistry
    Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures

    SKILLS:
    Skills elements are ranked by importance.

    92 Product Inspection
    Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products

    88 Testing
    Conducting tests to determine whether equipment, software, or procedures are operating as expected

    71 Operation Monitoring
    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly

    67 Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

    58 Science
    Using scientific methods to solve problems

    58 Information Gathering
    Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

    58 Operation and Control
    Controlling operations of equipment or systems

    58 Troubleshooting
    Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it

    54 Solution Appraisal
    Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts

    54 Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems

    54 Technology Design
    Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs

    46 Equipment Selection
    Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

    46 Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    46 Equipment Maintenance
    Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed

    42 Installation
    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications

    38 Speaking
    Talking to others to effectively convey information

    38 Information Organization
    Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information

    38 Operations Analysis
    Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design

    33 Management of Material Resources
    Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work

    33 Monitoring
    Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something

    33 Identification of Key Causes
    Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal

    33 Writing
    Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

    33 Critical Thinking
    Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

    29 Judgment and Decision Making
    Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

    29 Active Listening
    Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

    21 Active Learning
    Working with new material or information to grasp its implications

    21 Repairing
    Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools

    17 Systems Evaluation
    Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy

    17 Idea Generation
    Generating a number of different approaches to problems

    13 Learning Strategies
    Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things

    13 Synthesis/Reorganization
    Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks

    8 Idea Evaluation
    Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation

    8 Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea

    8 Identifying Downstream Consequences
    Determining the long-term outcomes of a change in operations

    4 Persuasion
    Persuading others to approach things differently

    4 Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    4 Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do

    4 Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people

    4 Systems Perception
    Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur

    4 Time Management
    Managing one's own time and the time of others .

    ABILITIES:
    Abilities elements are ranked by importance.

    83 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.

    79 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

    79 Near Vision
    The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)

    79 Control Precision
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions

    71 Information Ordering
    The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order. The things or actions can include numbers, letters, words, pictures, procedures, sentences, and mathematical or logical operations.

    71 Perceptual Speed
    The ability to quickly and accurately compare 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

    67 Number Facility
    The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly

    67 Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

    67 Visualization
    The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged

    67 Visual Color Discrimination
    The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

    63 Inductive Reasoning
    The ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions. It includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.

    58 Arm-Hand Steadiness
    The ability to keep the hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position

    58 Selective Attention
    The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time

    58 Memorization
    The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures

    54 Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

    54 Category Flexibility
    The ability to produce many rules so that each rule tells how to group (or combine) a set of things in a different way.

    54 Hearing Sensitivity
    The ability to detect or tell the difference between sounds that vary over broad ranges of pitch and loudness

    54 Written Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

    54 Manual Dexterity
    The ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects

    54 Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

    50 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

    50 Wrist-Finger Speed
    The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists

    50 Mathematical Reasoning
    The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem

    46 Extent Flexibility
    The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    46 Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. It involves deciding if an answer makes sense.

    46 Reaction Time
    The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to one signal (sound, light, picture, etc.) when it appears

    42 Speed of Closure
    The ability to quickly make sense of information that seems to be without meaning or organization. It involves quickly combining and organizing different pieces of information into a meaningful pattern

    42 Rate Control
    The ability to time the adjustments of a movement or equipment control in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a continuously moving object or scene

    42 Static Strength
    The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects

    42 Auditory Attention
    The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds

    42 Multilimb Coordination
    The ability to coordinate movements of two or more limbs together (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 body is in motion

    33 Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person

    33 Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener

    33 Fluency of Ideas
    The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a given topic. It concerns the number of ideas produced and not the quality, correctness, or creativity of the ideas.

    33 Time Sharing
    The ability to efficiently shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources)

    33 Sound Localization
    The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated

    33 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

    29 Response Orientation
    The ability to choose quickly and correctly between two or more movements in response to two or more signals (lights, sounds, pictures, etc.). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body parts

    29 Trunk Strength
    The ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing

    29 Speed of Limb Movement
    The ability to quickly move the arms or legs

    25 Spatial Orientation
    The ability to know one's location in relation to the environment, or to know where other objects are in relation to one's self

    25 Depth Perception
    The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from the observer, or to judge the distance between an object and the observer

    21 Far Vision
    The ability to see details at a distance

    21 Explosive Strength
    The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object

    21 Dynamic Strength
    The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue

    17 Gross Body Coordination
    The ability to coordinate the movement of the arms, legs, and torso together in activities where the whole body is in motion

    17 Peripheral Vision
    The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are focused forward

    17 Gross Body Equilibrium
    The ability to keep or regain one's body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position

    13 Stamina
    The ability to exert one's self physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath

    13 Dynamic Flexibility
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    8 Glare Sensitivity
    The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting

    4 Night Vision
    The ability to see under low light conditions

    WORK ACTIVITIES:
    Work activities elements are ranked by importance.

    79 Evaluating Information Against Standards
    Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.

    75 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

    75 Monitor Processes, Material, or Surroundings
    Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

    75 Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.

    75 Analyzing Data or Information
    Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

    71 Implementing Ideas or Programs
    Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.

    71 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
    Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.

    71 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

    71 Drafting and Specifying Technical Devices
    Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to inform others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

    67 Handling and Moving Objects
    Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.

    67 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
    Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

    67 Processing Information
    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.

    63 Performing Administrative Activities
    Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.

    63 Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

    63 Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
    Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    63 Communicating With Other Workers
    Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    58 Controlling Machines and Processes
    Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

    58 Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, aligning, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

    58 Documenting or Recording Information
    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

    58 Repairing and Maintaining Electrical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, adjusting, regulating, calibrating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.

    54 Estimating Needed Characteristics
    Estimating the Characteristics of Materials, Products, Events, or Information: Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities, or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

    50 Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
    Providing consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-related, or process related topics.

    50 Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

    46 Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
    Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.

    42 Monitoring and Controlling Resources
    Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.

    42 Interacting With Computers
    Controlling computer functions by using programs, setting up functions, writing software, or otherwise communicating with computer systems.

    42 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

    38 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
    Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.

    33 Coordinating Work and Activities of Others
    Coordinating members of a work group to accomplish tasks.

    29 Selling or Influencing Others
    Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods, or otherwise changing their minds or actions.

    25 Thinking Creatively
    Originating, inventing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

    17 Resolving Conflict or Negotiating with Others
    Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others.

    17 Developing Objectives and Strategies
    Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.

    17 Operating Vehicles or Equipment
    Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

    17 Performing For or Working With Public
    Performing for people or dealing directly with the public, including serving persons in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

    8 Assisting and Caring for Others
    Providing assistance or personal care to others.

    8 Coaching and Developing Others
    Identifying developmental needs of others and coaching or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

    8 Scheduling Work and Activities
    Scheduling events, programs, activities, as well as the work of others.

    8 Developing and Building Teams
    Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

    8 Teaching Others
    Identifying educational needs, developing formal training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

    WORK CONTEXT:
    Work context elements are ranked by frequency (F), importance (I), responsibility (R), amount of contact (C), how serious (S), objective vs. subjective (O), automation (A), extent of frustration (E), responsible for health and safety (H), likelihood of injury (L), degree of injury (D) .

    90 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
    How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

    88 (F) Indoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors

    83 (I) Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
    How important is it to be sure that all the details of this job are performed and everything is done completely?

    71 (F) Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    63 (F) Sitting
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?

    54 (F) Standing
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?

    54 (F) Making Repetitive Motions
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Making repetitive motions?

    53 (A) Degree of Automation
    Indicate the level of automation of this job.

    53 (S) Consequence of Error
    How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?

    50 (F) Common Protective or Safety Attire
    How often does the worker wear: Common protective or safety attire, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard-hat, or personal flotation device?

    46 (F) Walking or Running
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?

    42 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?

    40 (I) 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?

    33 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?

    33 (I) Importance of Being Aware of New Events
    How important is being constantly aware of either frequently changing events (e.g. security guard watching for shoplifters) or infrequent events (e.g. radar operator watching for tornadoes) to performing this job?

    33 (F) Sounds or Noise Levels Are Distracting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable?

    33 (F) Hazardous Equipment
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous equipment? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    33 (I) 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.)

    31 (C) Job-Required Social Interaction
    How much does this job require the worker to be in contact (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) with others in order to perform it?

    31 (E) Frustrating Circumstances
    To what extent do frustrating circumstances ("road blocks" to work that are beyond the worker's control) hinder the accomplishment of this job?

    25 (F) Hazardous Situations
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous situations? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    25 (F) Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?

    24 (H) Responsible for Health and Safety of Others
    How responsible is the worker for others' health and safety on this job?

    23 (I) Deal With External Customers
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Deal with external customers (e.g., retail sales) or the public in general (e.g., police work)?

    23 (D) Hazardous Equipment
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous equipment, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    22 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
    How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?

    21 (F) Special Uniform
    How often does the worker wear: A special uniform, such as that of a commercial pilot, nurse, police officer, or military personnel?

    21 (L) Hazardous Equipment
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous equipment while performing this job? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    21 (F) Contaminants
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Contaminants (pollutants, gases, dust, odors, etc.)?

    21 (F) Very Hot
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F) temperatures?

    17 (I) Provide a Service to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Provide a service to others (e.g., customers)?

    17 (F) 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?

    17 (F) Hazardous Conditions
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to hazardous conditions? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    17 (F) Frequency in Conflict Situations
    How frequently do the job requirements place the worker in conflict situations?

    17 (D) Hazardous Conditions
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous conditions, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    17 (L) Hazardous Situations
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous situations while performing this job? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    17 (D) Hazardous Situations
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous situations, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    17 (F) Outdoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Outdoors

    14 (L) Hazardous Conditions
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous conditions while performing this job? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    13 (F) Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Cramped work space that requires getting into awkward positions?

    10 (I) Persuade Someone to a Course of Action
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Persuade someone to a course of action (informally) or influence others to buy something (to sell)?

    10 (I) Take a Position Opposed to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Take a position opposed to coworkers or others?

    10 (I) Coordinate or Lead Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities (not supervision)?

    10 (R) Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
    How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?

    10 (D) High Places
    If injury, due to exposure to high places, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? High Places (e.g., heights above 8 feet on ladders, poles, scaffolding, catwalks, etc.)

    8 (F) Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, Poles, etc.
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Climbing ladders, scaffolds, poles, etc?

    8 (F) Keeping or Regaining Balance
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Keeping or regaining balance?

    8 (F) Specialized Protective or Safety Attire
    How often does the worker wear: Specialized protective or safety attire, such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suit, or radiation protection?

    7 (L) High Places
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to high places while performing this job? High Places (e.g., heights above 8 feet on ladders, poles, scaffolding, catwalks, etc.)

    7 (D) Diseases or Infections
    If injury, due to exposure to diseases/infection, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Diseases/Infections (e.g., patient care, some laboratory work, sanitation control, etc.)

    5 (L) Radiation
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to radiation while performing this job?

    4 (F) Radiation
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to radiation?

    4 (F) High Places
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to high places? High Places (e.g., heights above 8 feet on ladders, poles, scaffolding, catwalks, etc.)

    4 (F) Diseases or Infections
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to diseases/infection? Diseases/Infections (e.g., patient care, some laboratory work, sanitation control, etc.)

    4 (F) Whole Body Vibration
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Whole body vibration (e.g., operating a jackhammer or earthmoving equipment)?

    3 (D) Radiation
    If injury, due to exposure to radiation, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome?

    3 (I) Supervise, Coach, Train Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Supervise, coach, train, or develop other employees?

    2 (L) Diseases or Infections
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to diseases/infections while performing this job? Diseases/Infections (e.g., patient care, some laboratory work, sanitation control, etc.)

    INTERESTS:
    Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.

    83 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.

    67 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.

    33 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.

    28 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 Social
    Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

    17 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.

    WORK VALUES:
    Work values elements are ranked by extent.

    60 Support-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

    58 Working Conditions-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

    56 Achievement-Mean Extent
    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.

    54 Independence-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employs to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

    46 Relationships-Mean Extent
    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.

    42 Recognition-Mean Extent
    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.

    72 Moral Values
    Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong

    69 Responsibility
    Workers on this job make decisions on their own

    69 Independence
    Workers on this job do their work alone

    66 Activity
    Workers on this job are busy all the time

    63 Company Policies and Practices
    Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company

    63 Security
    Workers on this job have steady employment

    63 Autonomy
    Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision

    59 Supervision, Human Relations
    Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management

    59 Supervision, Technical
    Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well

    56 Ability Utilization
    Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities

    56 Compensation
    Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers

    56 Working Conditions
    Workers on this job have good working conditions

    56 Achievement
    Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment

    50 Co-workers
    Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with

    47 Recognition
    Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do

    47 Advancement
    Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement

    44 Social Status
    Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community

    38 Variety
    Workers on this job have something different to do every day

    31 Creativity
    Workers on this job try out their own ideas

    31 Authority
    Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others

    16 Social Service
    Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people

    CROSSWALKS:
    DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles): 729281046 X-Ray-Equipment Tester
    716381010 Inspector, Precision
    729361010 Inspector, Electromechanical
    722381014 Instrument Inspector
    821381010 Electric-Meter Tester
    711281010 Inspector, Optical Instrument
    715384022 Inspector, Watch Parts
    710384022 Meter Inspector
    714381014 Inspector, Photographic Equipment
    601281018 Inspector, Gauge and Instrument
    715261010 Mechanical Technician, Laboratory
    710381042 Calibrator, Barometers
    710381014 Balancer, Scale
    715381070 Inspector, Watch Assembly
    715381066 Inspector, Hairspring I
    715381074 Inspector, Watch Train
    715381078 Location-and-Measurement Technician
    715381058 Hairspring Truer
    710381034 Calibrator
    715381050 Final Inspector
    710381030 Hydrometer Calibrator

    AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management): 0239 HYDROMETER CALIBRATOR
    0919 X-RAY EQUIPMENT TESTER
    0792 ELECTRIC-METER TESTER
    0968 INSPECTOR, ELECTROMECHANIC
    0424 INSPECTOR, PRECISION

    CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations): 689 Inspectors, Testers, and Graders
    796 Production Inspectors, Checkers, and Examiners

    CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs): 150403 Electromechanical Tech./Technician
    470499 Miscellaneous Mechanics and Repairers, Other
    150401 Biomedical Engineering-Related Tech./Technician
    470609 Aviation Systems and Avionics Main. Technologist/Technician
    150699 Industrial Production Technol./Technicians, Other
    470408 Watch, Clock and Jewelry Repairer
    150801 Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering Tech./Technician
    470401 Instrument Calibration and Repairer
    480503 Machine Shop Assistant

    GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration): 060104 Production Technology: Precision Hand Work
    060301 Quality Control: Inspecting, Testing, and Repairing
    020401 Laboratory Technology: Physical Sciences
    050510 Craft Technology: Electrical-Electronic Equipment Repair
    060105 Production Technology: Inspection

    MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes): 2P031 Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory
    2A151 Avionic Sensors Maintenance
    2P051 Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory
    35H Test, Measurement, And Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist
    2E132 Metrological And Navigation Systems
    2E152 Metrological And Navigation Systems
    2171 Electro-Optical Ordnance Repairer
    1808 Oxygen (02) Cleaning and Calibration Specialist
    2874 Metrology Technician
    1820 Physical /Dimensional Calibration Specialist
    OM Opticalman
    2871 Test Measurement And Diagnostic Equipment Technician
    1589 Fleet Electronics Calibration (FECL) Technician

    OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics): 83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers

    OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations): 5439 Testing Equipment Operating
    1960 Quality Inspection
    6517 Explosives Test Operating
    6606 Artillery Testing
    3359 Instrument Mechanic
    3306 Optical Instrument Repairing

    SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification): 51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers


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