Sustainability Engineering and Trades

Sustainability Engineering and Trades Angela Ball Wed, 08/19/2020 - 15:17
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Occupations in this cluster reflect trends driven by sustainability such as new forms of renewable energy, which have created a new mix of required skills.

Solar Installers

Solar Installers Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 11:56

Solar Installers assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. This may include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. Solar Installers may perform minor electrical work such as current checks.

Main tasks

Solar Installers' main tasks include installing solar systems, repair and maintenance of solar electrical systems, and estimating work requirements for quotes.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

6%
of people employed as are female.
42 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
80%
of are employed full-time.
33
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Energy Efficiency Engineers

Energy Efficiency Engineers Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 11:44

Energy Efficiency Engineers design, develop, or evaluate energy-related projects or programs to reduce energy costs or improve energy efficiency during the designing, building, or remodelling stages of construction. They may specialise in electrical systems, green buildings, lighting, air quality, energy procurement or Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Main tasks

Energy Efficiency Engineers' main tasks include designing controls for energy systems, designing and coordinating construction activities with energy considerations, implementing programs to reduce energy waste, and analysing and reporting on energy data.

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

8%
of people employed as are female.
44 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
92%
of are employed full-time.
41
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female.

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Wind Turbine Technicians

Wind Turbine Technicians Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 12:08

Wind Turbine Technicians inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. They perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.

Main tasks

Wind Turbine Technicians' main tasks include installing, overseeing operation, and repairing or maintaining wind turbine systems. 

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

4%
of people employed as are female.
42 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
97%
of are employed full-time.
44
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.

Hazardous Materials Labourers

Hazardous Materials Labourers Jon Wundersitz Thu, 08/20/2020 - 11:49

Hazardous Materials Labourers identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. Specialised training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. Hazardous Materials Labourers may operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.

Main tasks

Hazardous Materials Labourers' main task include asbestos and hazardous waste removal, demolition  work  and  cleaning medical centres or hazardous work places. 

This graph shows the number of persons employed in this occupation from 2015 to 2019.

This chart includes two measures of average (median and mean) weekly wage for this occupation, as well as the 25th and 75th percentile. These latter two figures represent the wages that the top 75 per cent and the top 25 per cent of employees can expect to earn equal to or more than, respectively.

5%
of people employed as are female.
39 hours
is the average working hours per week for .
75%
of are employed full-time.
42
years old is the average age for .

Date source: ABS Labour Force Survey microdata, NSC Analysis.

This infographic shows the demographic characteristics of persons employed in this occupation. It shows the average age of all workers, the average hours worked per week, the percentage that work full time, and the percentage of the workforce that is female. 

This chart shows the proportion of workers employed in this occupation by their highest qualification level. As these are emerging occupations, the links between qualification level and employment are not always clear cut, explaining why some occupations have a mix of employees with higher education qualifications and some employees have no post-school qualifications. 

These skills are those most frequently mentioned in Australian job advertisements for this occupation – they do not represent the full set of skills or qualifications required to undertake this role, or the most important skills. Sometimes, skills that are critical to perform a role are not expressed in a job ad as they are considered common knowledge, or a qualification is used as a proxy for these skills.