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"Plumber"
Job Description - Part 4 - Abilities Needed

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Abilities Needed for: "Plumber"

1) Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.


2) Static Strength -- The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.


3) Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.


4) 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.


5) Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.


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


7) 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.


8) Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.


9) Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.


10) Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).


11) Extent Flexibility -- The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.


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12) Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).


13) Trunk Strength -- The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.


14) Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.


15) Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.


16) Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.


17) Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).


18) Multilimb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.


19) 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.


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


21) Gross Body Equilibrium -- The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.


22) Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.


23) Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.


24) Category Flexibility -- The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.


25) Mathematical Reasoning -- The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.


26) Speed of Closure -- The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.


27) Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.


28) Depth Perception -- The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.


Job Description for "Plumber" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Plumber"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-E-C        SOC:  47-2152.02


 

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