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Metal Casting Trades Workers

ANZSCO ID 322114

Overview

All Metal Casting, Forging & Finishing Trades

  • $2,020 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Metal Casting Trades Workers

  • 230 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Metal Casting Trades Workers form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings.

Specialisations: Coremaker, Metal Moulder.

You need extensive experience, or a certificate III in engineering (casting and moulding trade) to work as a Metal Casting Trades Worker.

Tasks
  • Selects metal stock for job requirements.
  • Heats metal in forges and furnaces and hammers, punches and cuts metal using hand tools and machine presses.
  • Tempers and hardens finished articles by quenching in oil or water baths or by cooling gradually in air.
  • Cuts, trims, shapes and smoothes stock to form mould patterns.
  • Fills boxes with sand and sets patterns in place and pours molten metal into moulds, applying refractory paint and positioning cores in moulds.

Prospects

Pathways

You need extensive experience, or a certificate III in engineering (casting and moulding trade) to work as a Metal Casting Trades Worker.

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 Automotive Manufacturing Sector, Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Metal Casting, Forging & Finishing Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and are hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    38% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Chemistry

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    27% Skill level

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

  12. Customer and personal service

    25% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    24% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    18% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Operation and control

    32% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Troubleshooting

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    27% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Reading comprehension

    27% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Active learning

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Equipment selection

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Learning strategies

    20% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment maintenance

    16% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Static strength

    50% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  3. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  5. Reaction time

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  8. Auditory attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  9. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  10. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  13. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Visualization

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Dynamic strength

    39% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  16. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Rate control

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Sorting or ordering

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Stamina

    37% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  20. Deductive reasoning

    30% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Working with mechanical equipment

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    45% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    40% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Collecting and organising information

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Training and teaching others

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    27% Skill level

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

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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, 51-4071.00 - Foundry Mold and Coremakers.

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. Spend time standing

    99% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    92% Important

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

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    89% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    87% Important

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

  6. Very hot or cold temperatures

    86% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  7. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    79% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Bending or twisting your body

    78% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  10. Health and safety of others

    78% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Making repetitive motions

    78% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  12. Indoors, not heat controlled

    76% Important

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

  13. Contact with people

    75% Important

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

  14. Physically close to people

    75% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Face-to-face discussions

    74% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  16. Impact of decisions

    73% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Pace of work set by equipment

    72% Important

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

  18. Teamwork

    68% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Walking and running

    67% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  20. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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. Independence

    38% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    38% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    36% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    48% Important

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

  4. Creative

    33% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% 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, 51-4071.00 - Foundry Mold and Coremakers.

All Metal Casting, Forging & Finishing Trades

  • $2,020 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Metal Casting Trades Workers

  • 230 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Metal Casting Trades Workers form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings.

Specialisations: Coremaker, Metal Moulder.

You need extensive experience, or a certificate III in engineering (casting and moulding trade) to work as a Metal Casting Trades Worker.

Tasks
  • Selects metal stock for job requirements.
  • Heats metal in forges and furnaces and hammers, punches and cuts metal using hand tools and machine presses.
  • Tempers and hardens finished articles by quenching in oil or water baths or by cooling gradually in air.
  • Cuts, trims, shapes and smoothes stock to form mould patterns.
  • Fills boxes with sand and sets patterns in place and pours molten metal into moulds, applying refractory paint and positioning cores in moulds.

You need extensive experience, or a certificate III in engineering (casting and moulding trade) to work as a Metal Casting Trades Worker.

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 Automotive Manufacturing Sector, Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Metal Casting, Forging & Finishing Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and are hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    38% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    35% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Public safety and security

    33% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Chemistry

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    27% Skill level

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

  12. Customer and personal service

    25% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    24% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    18% Skill level

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

  16. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  2. Critical thinking

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  4. Coordination with others

    36% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Operation and control

    32% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    30% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Troubleshooting

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    27% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Reading comprehension

    27% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Active learning

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Management of personnel resources

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Equipment selection

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Learning strategies

    20% Skill level

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

  20. Equipment maintenance

    16% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Static strength

    50% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  3. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  5. Reaction time

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  8. Auditory attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  9. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  10. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  13. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Visualization

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Dynamic strength

    39% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  16. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Rate control

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Sorting or ordering

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Stamina

    37% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  20. Deductive reasoning

    30% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    47% Skill level

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

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Working with mechanical equipment

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Building good relationships

    45% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    40% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Collecting and organising information

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Training and teaching others

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    27% Skill level

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

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, 51-4071.00 - Foundry Mold and Coremakers.

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. Spend time standing

    99% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    92% Important

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

  4. Exposure to contaminants

    89% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    87% Important

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

  6. Very hot or cold temperatures

    86% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  7. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    79% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Bending or twisting your body

    78% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  10. Health and safety of others

    78% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Making repetitive motions

    78% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  12. Indoors, not heat controlled

    76% Important

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

  13. Contact with people

    75% Important

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

  14. Physically close to people

    75% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  15. Face-to-face discussions

    74% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  16. Impact of decisions

    73% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Pace of work set by equipment

    72% Important

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

  18. Teamwork

    68% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Walking and running

    67% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  20. Frequent decision making

    67% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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. Independence

    38% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    38% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    36% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    48% Important

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

  4. Creative

    33% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    29% 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, 51-4071.00 - Foundry Mold and Coremakers.
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