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Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators

ANZSCO ID 7111

Overview

All Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators

  • $1,063 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 4,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture and finish a variety of clay, concrete, glassware and stone products by extruding, shaping, mixing, grinding, cutting and other processes.

You can work as a Clay, Concrete, Glass or Stone Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products might be helpful.

Tasks
  • monitoring the flow of clay and other raw materials and products into machines, and adjusting valves and controls to specifications
  • positioning clay and stone on machines to be cut and worked
  • operating concrete mixing, stacking and splitting machines
  • setting up and installing moulds and other machine fixtures
  • setting up and operating glass-making machines to produce molten glass, and regulating temperature of molten glass
  • pressing and blowing glass into moulds to form glassware products
  • collecting and examining samples for conformity to specifications and adjusting machine settings accordingly
  • setting grinding and cutting edges
  • using hand tools to cut, inscribe and polish roughly hewn stone to finished condition

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Clay, Concrete, Glass or Stone Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products 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 Manufactured Mineral Products VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators who are reliable, hardworking and can interact well with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Fine arts

    70% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  2. Production and processing

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Chemistry

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    32% Skill level

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

  18. History and archeology

    32% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  19. Economics and accounting

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Building and construction

    30% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Operation and control

    39% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  9. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    32% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Operations analysis

    29% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    23% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    55% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Control precision

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Finger dexterity

    50% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  6. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Originality

    50% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  9. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Oral expression

    48% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  11. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Rate control

    41% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  18. Response orientation

    39% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  19. Speech recognition

    39% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    36% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating with the public

    60% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Influencing people

    53% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Making decisions and solving problems

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Managing payments and orders

    48% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    42% Skill level

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

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, 51-9195.05 - Potters, Manufacturing.

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. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Unstructured work

    96% Important

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

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

    94% Important

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

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    81% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  6. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    72% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    71% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Telephone

    70% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Spend time standing

    69% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  11. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Indoors, not heat controlled

    67% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    66% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Bending or twisting your body

    65% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    63% Important

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

  16. Contact with people

    59% Important

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

  17. Time pressure

    58% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Competition

    57% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Indoors, heat controlled

    57% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  20. Physically close to people

    56% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  2. Relationships

    52% 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. Working conditions

    48% 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. Independence

    43% 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.

  5. Recognition

    43% 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.

  6. Support

    38% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Creative

    57% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    24% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  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, 51-9195.05 - Potters, Manufacturing.

All Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators

  • $1,063 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 4,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture and finish a variety of clay, concrete, glassware and stone products by extruding, shaping, mixing, grinding, cutting and other processes.

You can work as a Clay, Concrete, Glass or Stone Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products might be helpful.

Tasks
  • monitoring the flow of clay and other raw materials and products into machines, and adjusting valves and controls to specifications
  • positioning clay and stone on machines to be cut and worked
  • operating concrete mixing, stacking and splitting machines
  • setting up and installing moulds and other machine fixtures
  • setting up and operating glass-making machines to produce molten glass, and regulating temperature of molten glass
  • pressing and blowing glass into moulds to form glassware products
  • collecting and examining samples for conformity to specifications and adjusting machine settings accordingly
  • setting grinding and cutting edges
  • using hand tools to cut, inscribe and polish roughly hewn stone to finished condition

You can work as a Clay, Concrete, Glass or Stone Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products 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 Manufactured Mineral Products VET training pathways.

Employers look for Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators who are reliable, hardworking and can interact well with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Fine arts

    70% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  2. Production and processing

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Chemistry

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Sales and marketing

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    47% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. English language

    42% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    35% Skill level

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

  15. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    32% Skill level

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

  18. History and archeology

    32% Skill level

    Events of the past, their causes, how we learn about them, and how they influence the way we live today.

  19. Economics and accounting

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Building and construction

    30% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Speaking

    41% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  6. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  7. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Operation and control

    39% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  9. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    32% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Operations analysis

    29% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    23% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    55% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Control precision

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Finger dexterity

    50% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  6. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Originality

    50% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  9. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Oral expression

    48% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  11. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  12. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Speech clarity

    43% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Rate control

    41% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  18. Response orientation

    39% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  19. Speech recognition

    39% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    36% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Thinking creatively

    81% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Working with the public

    63% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    62% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating with the public

    60% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Researching and investigating

    57% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Influencing people

    53% Skill level

    Convincing people to buy something or to change their minds or actions.

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Making decisions and solving problems

    50% Skill level

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

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    50% Skill level

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

  17. Managing payments and orders

    48% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  18. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    42% Skill level

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

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, 51-9195.05 - Potters, Manufacturing.

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. Freedom to make decisions

    96% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  2. Unstructured work

    96% Important

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

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

    94% Important

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

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    81% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  6. Contact with the public

    79% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    72% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    71% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Telephone

    70% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  10. Spend time standing

    69% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  11. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Indoors, not heat controlled

    67% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    66% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Bending or twisting your body

    65% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  15. Repeating same tasks

    63% Important

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

  16. Contact with people

    59% Important

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

  17. Time pressure

    58% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Competition

    57% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  19. Indoors, heat controlled

    57% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  20. Physically close to people

    56% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    62% Important

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

  2. Relationships

    52% 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. Working conditions

    48% 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. Independence

    43% 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.

  5. Recognition

    43% 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.

  6. Support

    38% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Creative

    57% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    24% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  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, 51-9195.05 - Potters, Manufacturing.
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