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Ship Repair classification standard

Introduction

This classification standard mapping tool has been developed to ensure consistency in applying the Ship Repair classification standard to UCS-style work descriptions and to assist in identifying and collecting information that may be missing from these work descriptions.

Getting started

Before you begin, you will need to read the entire work description. The map will guide you to the UCS elements where you are most likely to find the information you need to evaluate the position for each of the factors in the classification standard. However, there may be relevant information elsewhere in the work description. You may also have to talk to the manager and consult other sources of information such as your human resources information system or other documentation to gain a good understanding of the position being evaluated.

In the map below, you will find a list of the elements in the UCS-style work description that are relevant in applying the Ship Repair classification standard, for each of the factors in the standard. The factors in the classification standard appear on the left. The map will also help you identify other information that is required to evaluate the work description, as well as where you can find this additional information. The UCS element(s) that are considered most relevant to the factors in the classification standard appear in bold.

or requirement to apply knowledge of standards, contracts, specifications, legislation, safety regulations

UCS element What to look for
Skill and knowledge
Information for the use of others Responsibility for information may provide an indication of requirement for skill and knowledge to produce drawings, specifications, incident and operating reports, correspondence
Leadership of human resources Relevant to any leading and supervisory functions; may give indication of management training required
Money May give indication of requirement for bookkeeping knowledge
Physical assets and products Relevant if there is responsibility for test equipment, etc.; skill and knowledge required to understand nature and operation of equipment
Ensuring compliance May indicate requirement for knowledge of contract language, technical specifications;
Job content knowledge application Breadth and depth will indicate requirement for application of trade knowledge, practices, principles, etc.; evidence of judgement and comprehension required
Contextual knowledge Application of contextual knowledge may indicate requirement for a comprehension of regulations, codes and legislation
Communication Requirement to use technical terminology, prepare correspondence, diagrams, directions, instructions, etc., may reflect skill and knowledge required; may have some relevance for vocational training
Motor and sensory skills Relevant for specific vocational training and experience
Intellectual effort Reflects the depth of trade knowledge, arithmetic, reports, degree of planning, organizing and control, complexity of the work, and comprehension and judgement required
Other information required and where to find it Level of formal and on-the-job training required - manager; key activities may also provide further information
Effort
Information for the use of others May have some relevance for mental effort
Leadership of human resources Level of supervision may reflect mental effort required for work planning, staff scheduling, coordinating work, managing contractors
Ensuring compliance May indicate requirement to apply standards, inspect job sites - mental and physical effort
Job content knowledge application Breadth and depth may provide an indication of mental and physical effort required to perform trade related activities
Communication May have some relevance for mental effort
Motor and sensory skills Relevant for mental and physical effort
Intellectual effort Important in illustrating difficulty of problems and mental effort required to solve them
Sustained attention Relevant for mental effort
Physical effort Relevant for physical effort
Work environment Relevant for identifying and confirming physical effort
Risk to health Relevant
Other information required and where to find it Key activities and percentage of time spent on each may provide more information
Responsibility
Information for the use of others May have some relevance
Well-being of Individuals Relevant when the “buddy system” is in place
Leadership of human resources Will provide indication of responsibility for safety of others when leading/managing people
Money Relevant for nature and value of financial resources managed
Physical assets and products Relevant for nature and value of materials and equipment used
Ensuring compliance Relevant for safety of others, inspecting work of contractors against specifications
Job content knowledge application Breadth and depth of knowledge of trade practices may confirm responsibility for resources, equipment used, safety of others, etc.
Contextual knowledge Application of contextual knowledge of safety regulations, legislation, etc. may confirm responsibility
Communication May have some relevance for accountability and judgement
Intellectual effort May indicate or confirm requirement for decision making and judgement related to responsibility for safety and resources
Work environment Some relevance for safety of others
Other information required and where to find it Organization chart and the manager may provide further information on accountability
Working conditions
Physical assets and products May indicate if personal protective equipment required, etc; as well, nature and variety of equipment used
Motor and sensory skills Relevant as indicator of possible hazards
Sustained attention Relevant
Physical effort Relevant for kind, frequency and duration of exposure to disagreeable conditions
Work environment Relevant for kind, frequency and duration, and severity of disagreeable conditions
Risk to health Relevant for hazards
Other information required and where to find it Percentage of time for key activities may indicate relative importance of the above elements