Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools.
Establish the location for a fence, and gather information needed to ensure that there are no electric cables or water lines in the area.
Align posts, using lines or by sighting, and verify vertical alignment of posts, using plumb bobs or spirit levels.
Measure and lay out fence lines and mark posthole positions, following instructions, drawings, or specifications.
Dig postholes, using spades, posthole diggers, or power-driven augers.
Set metal or wooden posts in upright positions in postholes.
Discuss fencing needs with customers, and estimate and quote prices.
Mix and pour concrete around bases of posts, or tamp soil into postholes to embed posts.
Make rails for fences, by sawing lumber or by cutting metal tubing to required lengths.
Nail top and bottom rails to fence posts, or insert them in slots on posts.
Stretch wire, wire mesh, or chain link fencing between posts, and attach fencing to frames.
Attach fence rail supports to posts, using hammers and pliers.
Assemble gates, and fasten gates into position, using hand tools.
Complete top fence rails of metal fences by connecting tube sections, using metal sleeves.
Insert metal tubing through rail supports.
Attach rails or tension wire along bottoms of posts to form fencing frames.
Nail pointed slats to rails to construct picket fences.
Construct and repair barriers, retaining walls, trellises, and other types of fences, walls, and gates.
Weld metal parts together, using portable gas welding equipment.
Erect alternate panel, basket weave, and louvered fences.
Blast rock formations and rocky areas with dynamite to facilitate posthole digging.
Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Writing computer programs for various purposes.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
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.
Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
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.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
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.
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.