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MBTI® Test ISTP Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics 

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Realistic, Conventional (RC) (GOT)

Focusing on the various factors and precise characteristics of your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) personality type will allow you to fully take advantage of your strengths. Identifying these instinctive qualities can be extremely beneficial in helping you find a career match. A popular field of ISTP careers includes mobile heavy equipment mechanics. This career field attracts individuals who are logical problem solvers that have a keen comprehension of mechanics. They are observant of their surroundings and tend to react promptly in response to change in their environment. These aspects are essential parts of the Introverted-Sensing-Thinking-Perceiving (ISTP) MBTI® test personality type. (Myers, CPP. 1998)

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Individuals entering mobile heavy equipment mechanics ISTP careers can look forward to taking on a variety of technically and physically demanding tasks. These tasks can include diagnosing faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics can also fit bearings to adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment in addition to overhauling and testing the equipment to ensure operating efficiency. They also spend a fair amount of their time dismantling and reassembling heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics take control of repairing and replacing damaged or worn parts. Similarly, they test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers’ specifications.

Mobile heavy equipment mechanics utilize various tools that may include hammers, locking pliers, power screw guns, specialty wrenches, pneumatic impact wrenches, hex keys, and punches, nail sets, or drifts. They may also utilize various maintenance management and database software to keep track of and notate their projects.

In order to break into the mobile heavy equipment mechanic career field, you will need a very specific knowledge base. The foundation of your knowledge will revolve around the designs, uses, repair, and maintenance of various machines and tools. With the increased complexity of current day heavy machinery, a knowledge of various computer and electronic parts including circuit boards, processors, as well as various applications and programs related to engineering technology is also invaluable.

Specific skills and abilities are very important for these ISTP careers. Individuals need to have well developed manual and finger dexterity and also need to be well coordinated in this very physical and precision based career path. Individuals need to be skilled at troubleshooting operating errors as well as operating and repairing various machines or systems.

Mobile heavy equipment mechanics generally require very specific training traditionally taught in vocational schools, but additional related to on the job experience, and the completion of specific licensure exams may also be required.

Below find employment trends for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics:

  • Median wage: $25.66 hourly, $53,370 annually
  • Employment: 150,300 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Average (4% to 6%)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 15,800

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ISTP Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ISTP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Agricultural Inspector, Automotive Master Mechanic, Avionics Technician, Civil Engineering Technician, Construction & Building Inspector, Electric Power-Line Installer & Repairer, Forest & Conservation Worker, Light Truck or Delivery Driver, Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic, and Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator.

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Learn More About the MBTI ISTP Personality Type

Explore additional information that delves deeper into the ISTP Personality Type by examining various personality and career based subjects:

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  1. Introduction to Type (Isabel Briggs Myers, 1998, CPP Inc.)
  1. Introduction to Type and Careers (Allen L. Hammer, 2007, CPP Inc.)
  1. Summary Report for: 49-3042.00 – Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines. (2012). Retrieved July 24, 2014, from http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3042.00