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Concrete Batching Plant Operators

ANZSCO ID 712914

Overview

All Other Stationary Plant Operators

  • $1,886 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Concrete Batching Plant Operators

  • 720 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 96% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 51 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Concrete Batching Plant Operators operate mixing plants to produce batches of concrete from cement, sand, aggregate, water and other ingredients.

Specialisations: Premix Concrete Batcher.

You can work as a Concrete Batching Plant Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery or building.

Tasks
  • Weighs and mixes concrete materials.
  • Maintains plant.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Concrete Batching Plant Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery or building.

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.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Stationary Plant Operators who communicate well with others, are polite, courteous and reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Chemistry

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Mechanical

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Transportation

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Physics

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Customer and personal service

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Computers and electronics

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Building and construction

    23% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Therapy and counselling

    15% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  19. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    13% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    50% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Equipment maintenance

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  19. Learning strategies

    36% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  20. Systems analysis

    36% 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

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Reaction time

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  8. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  11. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Rate control

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. 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).

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Checking for errors or defects

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Doing physically active work

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Driving vehicles or equipment

    43% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Training and teaching others

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Working with mechanical equipment

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Guiding and directing staff

    27% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

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, 51-9023.00 - Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

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.

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Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Health and safety of others

    86% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  7. Indoors, not heat controlled

    85% Important

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

  8. Exposure to contaminants

    85% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  9. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  12. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Repeating same tasks

    77% Important

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

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    77% Important

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

  15. Freedom to make decisions

    76% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  16. Pace of work set by equipment

    76% Important

    Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.

  17. Spend time standing

    76% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    75% Important

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

  19. Walking and running

    72% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    72% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% 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

    48% 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

    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.

  4. Working conditions

    40% 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

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  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. 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, 51-9023.00 - Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

All Other Stationary Plant Operators

  • $1,886 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Concrete Batching Plant Operators

  • 720 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 96% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 51 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Concrete Batching Plant Operators operate mixing plants to produce batches of concrete from cement, sand, aggregate, water and other ingredients.

Specialisations: Premix Concrete Batcher.

You can work as a Concrete Batching Plant Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery or building.

Tasks
  • Weighs and mixes concrete materials.
  • Maintains plant.

You can work as a Concrete Batching Plant Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery or building.

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.

Employers look for Stationary Plant Operators who communicate well with others, are polite, courteous and reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Chemistry

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    49% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Mechanical

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Clerical

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Transportation

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Physics

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Customer and personal service

    28% Skill level

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

  14. Computers and electronics

    28% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Building and construction

    23% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Therapy and counselling

    15% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  19. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    13% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    50% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Equipment maintenance

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  14. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  16. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  19. Learning strategies

    36% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  20. Systems analysis

    36% 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

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Colour discrimination

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Reaction time

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  8. Problem spotting

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  11. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Rate control

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  20. 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).

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Checking for errors or defects

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Doing physically active work

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Driving vehicles or equipment

    43% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Training and teaching others

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Working with mechanical equipment

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Guiding and directing staff

    27% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

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, 51-9023.00 - Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

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. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  4. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Health and safety of others

    86% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  7. Indoors, not heat controlled

    85% Important

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

  8. Exposure to contaminants

    85% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  9. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  12. Impact of decisions

    77% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Repeating same tasks

    77% Important

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

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    77% Important

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

  15. Freedom to make decisions

    76% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  16. Pace of work set by equipment

    76% Important

    Pace of work depends on the speed of equipment or machinery.

  17. Spend time standing

    76% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    75% Important

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

  19. Walking and running

    72% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    72% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% 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

    48% 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

    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.

  4. Working conditions

    40% 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

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  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. 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, 51-9023.00 - Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.
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