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TITLE: Blasters and Explosives Workers
DEFINITION: Place explosives in holes or other spots and detonate the explosives to demolish structures or to loosen, remove, or displace earth, rock, or other materials. Include tier-detonator blasters, perforator operators, and seismograph shooters.
1. Assembles equipment, primer, explosives, and blasting cap or loads perforating gun with explosives.
2. Loads specified amount of explosives into blast holes, manually, or using rope or hoist.
3. Lights fuse, drops detonating device into well, or connects wires to firing device and activates device to set off blast.
4. Plants explosive charge in structures or outside, using rope and safety harness for climbing.
5. Cuts specified lengths or primacord and attaches primer to end of cord.
6. Lays primacord between rows of charged blast holes and ties cord into main line to form blast pattern.
7. Ties specified lengths of delaying fuses into pattern to time sequence of explosions.
8. Fills and tamps blasting hole.
9. Observes control panel to verify detonation of charge or listens for sound of blast.
10. Examines blast area to determine amount and kind of explosive needed and to ensure safety prior to detonation.
11. Marks location and depth of charge holes for drilling, and measures depth of drilled blast holes.
12. Sets up and operates pneumatic drilling equipment to dill blast holes.
13. Operates equipment, such as hoist, jackhammer, or drill to bore charge holes.
14. Sets up and operates radio or telephone equipment to receive blast information.
15. Signals workers to clear area and hoist operator to raise equipment and sample from blast hole after detonation.
16. Places safety cones around blast area to alert other workers.
17. Drives truck to transport explosives and blasting equipment to blasting site.
18. Moves, stores, and maintains inventories of high explosives.
19. Repairs and services blasting and automotive equipment and electrical instruments, using hand tools.
Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.
83 Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of weaponry, public safety, and security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, and the protection of people, data, and property
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
67 Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications
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
54 Building and Construction
Knowledge of materials, methods, and the appropriate tools to construct objects, structures, and buildings
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance
Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including their relative costs, advantages, and limitations
Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems
Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
38 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
Knowledge of various methods for describing the location and distribution of land, sea, and air masses including their physical locations, relationships, and characteristics
33 Production and Processing
Knowledge of inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods
29 English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
21 Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
17 Law, Government and Jurisprudence
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process
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
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 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
8 Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, cultures, their history, migrations, ethnicity, and origins
4 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
4 History and Archeology
Knowledge of past historical events and their causes, indicators, and impact on particular civilizations and cultures
Skills elements are ranked by importance.
79 Equipment Selection
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
Using mathematics to solve problems
63 Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems
63 Operation Monitoring
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly
50 Information Gathering
Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
46 Judgment and Decision Making
Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action
46 Equipment Maintenance
Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed
42 Active Listening
Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate
Talking to others to effectively convey information
42 Information Organization
Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information
Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications
Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something
Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools
33 Product Inspection
Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products
33 Implementation Planning
Developing approaches for implementing an idea
33 Idea Evaluation
Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation
33 Identification of Key Causes
Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal
29 Management of Material Resources
Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work
29 Time Management
Managing one's own time and the time of others
29 Technology Design
Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs
29 Problem Identification
Identifying the nature of problems
25 Critical Thinking
Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
25 Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Teaching others how to do something
25 Operations Analysis
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design
21 Idea Generation
Generating a number of different approaches to problems
21 Active Learning
Working with new material or information to grasp its implications
Using scientific methods to solve problems
Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions
Conducting tests to determine whether equipment, software, or procedures are operating as expected
17 Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks
17 Solution Appraisal
Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts
17 Learning Strategies
Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things
17 Systems Perception
Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur
17 Identifying Downstream Consequences
Determining the long-term outcomes of a change in operations
Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience
13 Systems Evaluation
Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy
Persuading others to approach things differently
4 Service Orientation
Actively looking for ways to help people .
Abilities elements are ranked by importance.
100 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.
75 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
75 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
75 Reaction Time
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to one signal (sound, light, picture, etc.) when it appears
70 Oral Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
70 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.
70 Mathematical Reasoning
The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem
70 Number Facility
The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly
70 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
70 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
70 Wrist-Finger Speed
The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists
The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
65 Control Precision
The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions
65 Speed of Limb Movement
The ability to quickly move the arms or legs
60 Near Vision
The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)
60 Extent Flexibility
The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs
60 Written Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
60 Dynamic Strength
The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue
60 Static Strength
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects
60 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
60 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
60 Oral Comprehension
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
60 Speech Clarity
The ability to speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener
55 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)
55 Visual Color Discrimination
The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness
55 Gross Body Equilibrium
The ability to keep or regain one's body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position
55 Selective Attention
The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time
55 Explosive Strength
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object
55 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
50 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
50 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.
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 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.
50 Far Vision
The ability to see details at a distance
45 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
The ability to exert one's self physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath
45 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
40 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
40 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.
40 Sound Localization
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated
40 Hearing Sensitivity
The ability to detect or tell the difference between sounds that vary over broad ranges of pitch and loudness
40 Dynamic Flexibility
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs
35 Speech Recognition
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person
35 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.
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures
35 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
35 Auditory Attention
The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds
30 Written Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
25 Peripheral Vision
The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are focused forward
25 Glare Sensitivity
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting
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
15 Night Vision
The ability to see under low light conditions
Work activities elements are ranked by importance.
85 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.
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 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.
75 Controlling Machines and Processes
Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
70 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.
70 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.
65 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.
60 Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.
60 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
60 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.
55 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.
55 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.
55 Operating Vehicles or Equipment
Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
55 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.
45 Evaluating Information Against Standards
Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.
45 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.
40 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.
30 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
30 Processing Information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.
30 Thinking Creatively
Originating, inventing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
25 Monitoring and Controlling Resources
Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
25 Analyzing Data or Information
Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
20 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.
20 Performing Administrative Activities
Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.
20 Documenting or Recording Information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.
20 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.
15 Coaching and Developing Others
Identifying developmental needs of others and coaching or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
15 Guiding, Directing and Motivating Subordinates
Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring subordinates.
15 Scheduling Work and Activities
Scheduling events, programs, activities, as well as the work of others.
15 Coordinating Work and Activities of Others
Coordinating members of a work group to accomplish tasks.
10 Teaching Others
Identifying educational needs, developing formal training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
10 Assisting and Caring for Others
Providing assistance or personal care to others.
10 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
10 Developing Objectives and Strategies
Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.
5 Developing and Building Teams
Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
5 Interacting With Computers
Controlling computer functions by using programs, setting up functions, writing software, or otherwise communicating with computer systems.
5 Resolving Conflict or Negotiating with Others
Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others.
5 Selling or Influencing Others
Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods, or otherwise changing their minds or actions.
5 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.
5 Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
Providing consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-related, or process related topics.
5 Staffing Organizational Units
Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting persons for the organization.
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) .
100 (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)
96 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
95 (F) Outdoors
How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Outdoors
90 (S) Consequence of Error
How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
88 (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?
84 (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)
80 (H) Responsible for Health and Safety of Others
How responsible is the worker for others' health and safety on this job?
80 (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?
75 (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?
75 (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?
70 (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)
70 (F) Standing
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?
65 (F) Contaminants
How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Contaminants (pollutants, gases, dust, odors, etc.)?
60 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?
57 (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)
55 (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?
55 (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)?
55 (F) Walking or Running
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?
52 (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?
50 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?
50 (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?
50 (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?
48 (I) Coordinate or Lead Others
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities (not supervision)?
48 (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?
48 (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.)
45 (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?
45 (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
45 (F) Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, Poles, etc.
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Climbing ladders, scaffolds, poles, etc?
45 (F) Keeping or Regaining Balance
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Keeping or regaining balance?
44 (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)
43 (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?
35 (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.)
35 (F) Sitting
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?
35 (F) Making Repetitive Motions
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Making repetitive motions?
34 (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)
33 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?
33 (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?
29 (R) Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
29 (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
27 (A) Degree of Automation
Indicate the level of automation of this job.
26 (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.)
24 (I) Supervise, Coach, Train Others
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Supervise, coach, train, or develop other employees?
20 (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?
20 (I) Provide a Service to Others
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Provide a service to others (e.g., customers)?
20 (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.)
16 (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
15 (F) Indoors
How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors
15 (F) Radiation
How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to radiation?
12 (I) Take a Position Opposed to Others
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Take a position opposed to coworkers or others?
12 (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 (F) Frequency in Conflict Situations
How frequently do the job requirements place the worker in conflict situations?
8 (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)?
6 (L) Radiation
What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to radiation while performing this job?
5 (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?
4 (D) Radiation
If injury, due to exposure to radiation, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome?
Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.
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.
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.
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.
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
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 elements are ranked by extent.
53 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.
45 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.
42 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.
38 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.
38 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.
37 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.
75 Moral Values
Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong
59 Supervision, Technical
Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well
Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers
50 Company Policies and Practices
Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company
50 Supervision, Human Relations
Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management
Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with
Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment
Workers on this job make decisions on their own
44 Ability Utilization
Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities
Workers on this job are busy all the time
Workers on this job do their work alone
Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others
Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement
Workers on this job have steady employment
Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision
Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do
34 Social Status
Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community
Workers on this job have something different to do every day
Workers on this job try out their own ideas
13 Working Conditions
Workers on this job have good working conditions
3 Social Service
Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people
|DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles):||
931361018 Shooter, Seismograph
931382010 Perforator Operator, Oil Well
931361010 Sample-Taker Operator
931667010 Powder Loader
|AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management):||
|CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations):||
615 Explosives Workers
869 Construction Laborers
|CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs):||
490202 Construction Equipment Operator
490299 Vehicle and Equipment Operators, Other
|GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration):||
051006 Crafts: Blasting
051101 Equipment Operation: Construction
051103 Equipment Operation: Drilling and Oil Exploration
051202 Elemental Work: Mechanical: Mining, Quarrying, Drilling
|MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes):||
3E231 Pavements And Construction Equipment
3E251 Pavements And Construction Equipment
62G Quarrying Specialist
12B Combat Engineer
1371 Combat Engineer
|OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics):||
87905 Blasters and Explosives Workers
|OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations):||
6502 Explosives Operating
|SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification):||
47-5031 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters