Industrial Machinery Mechanics
People in this career need to:
- Read and understand written information.
- Listen to others, understand, and ask questions.
- Express ideas clearly when speaking.
- Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
- Understand new information or materials by studying and working with them.
- Identify problems and review information. Develop, review, and apply solutions.
- Follow guidelines to arrange objects or actions in a certain order.
- Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
- Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
- Judge the costs and benefits of a possible action.
- Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task.
- Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.
- Make sense of information that seems without meaning or organization.
- Use math skills to solve problems.
- Manage the time of self and others.
- Check how well one is learning or doing something.
- Change behavior in relation to others' actions.
- Use several methods to learn or teach new things.
- Repair machines or systems.
- Determine the causes of technical problems and find solutions for them.
- Maintain equipment on a routine basis. Determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Determine the tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Install equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
- Watch gauges, dials, and output to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Operate and control equipment.
- Test and inspect products or processes. Evaluate quality or performance.
- Imagine how something will look if it is moved around or its parts are rearranged.
- Identify a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in distracting material.
- Quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns.
Reason and Problem Solve
Use Math and Science
Manage Oneself, People, Time and Things
Work with People
Work with Things
Perceive and Visualize
People in this career need knowledge in the following areas:
- Mechanical: Knowledge of designing, using, and repairing machines and tools.
- Mathematics: Knowledge of the rules and uses of numbers. Areas of knowledge include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics.
- Engineering and Technology: Knowledge of how to build machines, buildings, and other things. Also includes knowledge of how to use computers, machines, and tools to do work more usefully.
- Design: Knowledge of making and using plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- English Language: Knowledge of the meaning, spelling, and use of the English language.
- Production and Processing: Knowledge of how products are made and supplied.
- Building and Construction: Knowledge of constructing buildings and other structures.
People in this career are people who tend to:
- Consider support from their employer important. They like to be treated fairly and have supervisors who will back them up. They prefer jobs where they are trained well.
- Consider independence important. They like to make decisions and try out ideas on their own. They prefer jobs where they can plan their work with little supervision.
- Consider good working conditions important. They like jobs offering steady employment and good pay. They want employment that fits their individual work style. They may prefer doing a variety of tasks, working alone, or being busy all the time.
- Have realistic interests. They like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like to work with plants, animals, and physical materials such as wood, tools, and machinery. They often prefer to work outside.
- Have investigative interests. They like work activities that have to do with ideas and thinking. They like to search for facts and figure out solutions to problems mentally.
- Have conventional interests. They like work activities that follow set procedures, routines, and standards. They like to work with data and detail. They prefer working where there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Source: Minnesota Department of Education.