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Canvas Goods Fabricators

ANZSCO ID 393111

Overview

All Canvas and Leather Goods Makers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Canvas Goods Fabricators

  • 450 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 43% female Gender Share

Canvas Goods Fabricators fabricate and repair canvas and related products such as awnings, tents, tarpaulins, horse rugs and caravan annexes.

You can work as a Canvas Goods Fabricator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in textile fabrication might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Cuts and prepares canvas to design specifications, patterns and drawings.
  • Sews, glues and rivets sections of canvas together to make articles such as awnings, tents, tarpaulins and horse rugs.
  • Attaches grommets, fastenings and other fittings to canvas goods.
  • Fabricates sails.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Canvas Goods Fabricator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in textile fabrication 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 Textiles, Clothing & Footwear VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Canvas and Leather Goods Makers who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    64% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    41% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  12. Engineering and technology

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    33% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  14. Economics and accounting

    32% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  15. Building and construction

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    30% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  17. Transportation

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Coordination with others

    32% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  8. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Operation monitoring

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Speaking

    29% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  16. Negotiation

    27% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Systems analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Active learning

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Systems evaluation

    23% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    59% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Finger dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Wrist-finger speed

    43% Skill level

    Make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

  8. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  10. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  11. Categorising

    37% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Depth perception

    37% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  13. Oral comprehension

    37% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  14. Reaction time

    37% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Oral expression

    34% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  19. Problem spotting

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    30% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    58% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    43% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Doing physically active work

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    34% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    34% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    30% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  13. Thinking creatively

    30% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Coaching and developing others

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Working with mechanical equipment

    27% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    26% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    23% Skill level

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

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, 49-9093.00 - Fabric Menders, Except Garment.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    81% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    80% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Telephone

    80% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    78% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    78% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Electronic mail

    76% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  10. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Unstructured work

    75% Important

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

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

    74% Important

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

  13. Repeating same tasks

    73% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  14. Contact with people

    71% Important

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

  15. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    71% Important

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

  17. Physically close to people

    66% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

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

  19. Spend time sitting

    65% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  20. Indoors, not heat controlled

    65% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

Values

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

  1. Support

    52% 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. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Relationships

    33% 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.

  5. Independence

    29% 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.

  6. Recognition

    24% 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

    29% Important

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

  3. Creative

    24% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  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, 49-9093.00 - Fabric Menders, Except Garment.

All Canvas and Leather Goods Makers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Canvas Goods Fabricators

  • 450 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 43% female Gender Share

Canvas Goods Fabricators fabricate and repair canvas and related products such as awnings, tents, tarpaulins, horse rugs and caravan annexes.

You can work as a Canvas Goods Fabricator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in textile fabrication might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Cuts and prepares canvas to design specifications, patterns and drawings.
  • Sews, glues and rivets sections of canvas together to make articles such as awnings, tents, tarpaulins and horse rugs.
  • Attaches grommets, fastenings and other fittings to canvas goods.
  • Fabricates sails.

You can work as a Canvas Goods Fabricator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in textile fabrication 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 Textiles, Clothing & Footwear VET training pathways.

Employers look for Canvas and Leather Goods Makers who are hardworking, reliable and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    64% Skill level

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

  2. English language

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Technical design

    56% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    41% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  12. Engineering and technology

    35% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    33% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  14. Economics and accounting

    32% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  15. Building and construction

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Communications and media

    30% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  17. Transportation

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    18% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Critical thinking

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Coordination with others

    32% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Mathematics

    32% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  8. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Operation monitoring

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Speaking

    29% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  16. Negotiation

    27% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  18. Systems analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  19. Active learning

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Systems evaluation

    23% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    59% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Near vision

    57% Skill level

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

  3. Finger dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Wrist-finger speed

    43% Skill level

    Make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

  8. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  10. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  11. Categorising

    37% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Depth perception

    37% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  13. Oral comprehension

    37% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  14. Reaction time

    37% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Oral expression

    34% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  19. Problem spotting

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Speech clarity

    30% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    58% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    43% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Doing physically active work

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Researching and investigating

    34% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  9. Collecting and organising information

    34% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring people, processes and things

    32% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    30% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  13. Thinking creatively

    30% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Coaching and developing others

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Working with mechanical equipment

    27% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    26% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    23% Skill level

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

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, 49-9093.00 - Fabric Menders, Except Garment.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Frequent decision making

    85% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  3. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    81% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Indoors, heat controlled

    80% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  6. Telephone

    80% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    78% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    78% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Electronic mail

    76% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  10. Time pressure

    75% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Unstructured work

    75% Important

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

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

    74% Important

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

  13. Repeating same tasks

    73% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  14. Contact with people

    71% Important

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

  15. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    71% Important

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

  17. Physically close to people

    66% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    66% Important

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

  19. Spend time sitting

    65% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  20. Indoors, not heat controlled

    65% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

Values

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

  1. Support

    52% 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. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  3. 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.

  4. Relationships

    33% 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.

  5. Independence

    29% 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.

  6. Recognition

    24% 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

    29% Important

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

  3. Creative

    24% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  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, 49-9093.00 - Fabric Menders, Except Garment.
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