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Roustabouts - Skills and Abilities

Roustabouts need to:


  • Understand spoken information.

Reason and Problem Solve

  • Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Judge the costs and benefits of a possible action.
  • Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
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  • Combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions.

Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Things

  • Check how well one is learning or doing something.

Work with Things

  • Inspect and evaluate the quality of products.
  • Determine the causes of technical problems and find solutions for them.
  • Watch gauges, dials, and output to make sure a machine is working properly.

Perceive and Visualize

  • 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.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.