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Product Assemblers

ANZSCO ID 8322

Overview

All Product Assemblers

  • $963 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 26,700 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 25% female Gender Share

Product Assemblers put together components and subassemblies that go into the production of metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, jewellery and precious metal articles, and joinery products.

Specialisations: Electrical and Electronic Assembler, Light Coil Winder, Vehicle Assembler.

You can work as a Product Assembler without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in a related manufacturing field might be helpful.

Tasks
  • locating, positioning and securing components on workbenches
  • punching and drilling mounting holes in parts and assembled products
  • assembling and securing components in sequence
  • assembling parts by nailing, screwing, gluing and dowelling, riveting, crimping, soldering and spot welding components
  • fitting hardware items, such as hinges, catches and knobs, to parts
  • attaching and fastening jewellery and jewellery parts to fabricate bracelets, necklaces, brooches and earrings
  • deburring and finishing items using files, grinding wheels and emery paper
  • may manually wind light electrical field coils

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Product Assembler without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in a related manufacturing field might be helpful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Production Assemblers who work well in a team, can communicate clearly and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    47% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Technical design

    39% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  3. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  4. English language

    33% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Computers and electronics

    30% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  7. Education and training

    27% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  8. Engineering and technology

    26% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  9. Public safety and security

    22% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  10. Administration and management

    21% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  11. Chemistry

    18% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  12. Customer and personal service

    17% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  13. Physics

    16% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  14. Transportation

    12% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    9% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  16. Clerical

    8% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  17. Medicine and dentistry

    8% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  18. Building and construction

    8% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  19. Telecommunications

    4% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  20. Law and government

    3% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  4. Active listening

    41% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  8. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Time management

    39% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  10. Active learning

    39% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  12. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  14. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  15. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Troubleshooting

    29% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  18. Equipment maintenance

    21% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  19. Equipment selection

    21% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  20. Systems analysis

    21% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  2. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  3. Visualization

    54% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  4. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  5. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Colour discrimination

    48% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  7. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  9. Control precision

    45% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  11. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  14. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  17. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    76% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    62% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    57% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    56% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    53% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  8. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Coming up with systems and processes

    47% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  10. Doing physically active work

    46% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  11. Documenting or recording information

    46% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    44% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    44% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    43% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  16. Training and teaching others

    43% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    43% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    41% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    41% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    35% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-2022.00 - Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    94% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  3. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    89% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    80% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    76% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    76% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Teamwork

    74% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    74% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    73% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Unstructured work

    73% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  13. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Impact of decisions

    70% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Exposure to contaminants

    69% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  16. Spend time sitting

    68% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Contact with people

    68% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  18. Physically close to people

    67% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Frequent decision making

    65% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Dangerous conditions

    64% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Relationships

    67% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Independence

    38% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    36% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    29% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    43% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  5. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-2022.00 - Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers.

All Product Assemblers

  • $963 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 26,700 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 25% female Gender Share

Product Assemblers put together components and subassemblies that go into the production of metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, jewellery and precious metal articles, and joinery products.

Specialisations: Electrical and Electronic Assembler, Light Coil Winder, Vehicle Assembler.

You can work as a Product Assembler without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in a related manufacturing field might be helpful.

Tasks
  • locating, positioning and securing components on workbenches
  • punching and drilling mounting holes in parts and assembled products
  • assembling and securing components in sequence
  • assembling parts by nailing, screwing, gluing and dowelling, riveting, crimping, soldering and spot welding components
  • fitting hardware items, such as hinges, catches and knobs, to parts
  • attaching and fastening jewellery and jewellery parts to fabricate bracelets, necklaces, brooches and earrings
  • deburring and finishing items using files, grinding wheels and emery paper
  • may manually wind light electrical field coils

You can work as a Product Assembler without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in a related manufacturing field might be helpful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore VET training pathways.

Employers look for Production Assemblers who work well in a team, can communicate clearly and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    47% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Technical design

    39% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  3. Production and processing

    38% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  4. English language

    33% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Computers and electronics

    30% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  7. Education and training

    27% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  8. Engineering and technology

    26% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  9. Public safety and security

    22% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  10. Administration and management

    21% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  11. Chemistry

    18% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  12. Customer and personal service

    17% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  13. Physics

    16% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  14. Transportation

    12% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    9% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  16. Clerical

    8% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  17. Medicine and dentistry

    8% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  18. Building and construction

    8% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  19. Telecommunications

    4% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  20. Law and government

    3% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  4. Active listening

    41% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  5. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  8. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Time management

    39% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  10. Active learning

    39% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  12. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  14. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  15. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Troubleshooting

    29% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  18. Equipment maintenance

    21% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  19. Equipment selection

    21% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  20. Systems analysis

    21% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  2. Finger dexterity

    54% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  3. Visualization

    54% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  4. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  5. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Colour discrimination

    48% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  7. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  9. Control precision

    45% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  11. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  14. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  15. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  17. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    76% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    62% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    57% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    56% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    53% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    53% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  8. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Coming up with systems and processes

    47% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  10. Doing physically active work

    46% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  11. Documenting or recording information

    46% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    44% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    44% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    43% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  16. Training and teaching others

    43% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    43% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    41% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    41% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    35% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-2022.00 - Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Indoors, heat controlled

    96% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    94% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  3. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    89% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  5. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    80% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    76% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    76% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Teamwork

    74% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    74% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    73% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Unstructured work

    73% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  13. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  14. Impact of decisions

    70% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  15. Exposure to contaminants

    69% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  16. Spend time sitting

    68% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  17. Contact with people

    68% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  18. Physically close to people

    67% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Frequent decision making

    65% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Dangerous conditions

    64% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Support

    81% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Relationships

    67% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Independence

    38% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Working conditions

    36% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Recognition

    29% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    43% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  5. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-2022.00 - Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers.
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