3 Operational Systems, Procedures, Maintenance: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." This is pre-problem fixing so problems don't happen. It is not just maintenance; instead, it is tune-up activity which requires persons to stay on top of operational systems or procedures. It requires thorough knowledge of the Operation of systems as well as Knowledge of systems per se; i.e. it requires feel as well as savvy in order to 'sense' what is going on. Someone talented in this activity relies on a great amount of subconscious/sensory know-how.
Operational systems, procedures, maintenance requiring technical, systematic, logical design of operational or automated procedures; develop plans, schematic or sequential instructions in written, oral or diagrammed form; to automate processes for maximum efficiency.
|High motivation indicates that this person has basic interest in, and understanding in operational aspects of systems, procedures, and/or maintenance. There is an associated aptitude toward the use of "common sense" in understanding and carrying out instructions or explanations of systems procedures and/or maintenance in written or oral form, by diagram or illustration, in technical or elementary terms. It also assumes that this person is comfortable and satisfied with being a "caretaker" for systems such as power generating units, city water or traffic systems, control tower activity at an airport, adjusting and maintaining machines on an assembly line, and computer, fax, or phone network installations.|
|Moderate motivation indicates that this person has basic interest in, and understanding in operational aspects of systems, procedures, and/or maintenance. Because this person has only motivation for an activity which is based on repetition (in both function and time), it is likely that tenure will not be for "the long haul" unless this person seeks, needs or enjoys stability and routine. Aptitude for an activity does not guarantee the motivation for it.|
|Low motivation indicates that this person literally gets "system claustrophobia" if "stuck" with prolonged involvement in running, monitoring, or maintaining systems. It may be experienced as boring, frustrating, and quite stressful. It could eventually lead to the proverbial question of which will have the first breakdown-the system or this person.|