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Electroplaters

ANZSCO ID 322112

Overview

All Metal Casting, Forging & Finishing Trades

  • $2,020 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Electroplaters

  • 520 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Electroplaters control plating processes and maintain solutions used to coat metal articles and other parts with non-ferrous metals.

Specialisations: Anodiser, Electroformer, Galvaniser.

You can work as an Electroplater without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in engineering (fabrication trade) may be useful.

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.
  • Prepares electrolytic and silver solutions for electroforming and planting solution to the objects to be coated.
  • Sets and adjusts controls to regulate electric current and depositing of coating on objects.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Electroplater without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in engineering (fabrication trade) may be useful.

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

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    53% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Engineering and technology

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Physics

    45% Skill level

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

  9. English language

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Technical design

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    33% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Customer and personal service

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    24% 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. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    34% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Troubleshooting

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    30% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  19. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    65% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Driving vehicles or equipment

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    38% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-4193.00 - Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.

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. Time pressure

    99% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    96% Important

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

  3. Exposure to contaminants

    94% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    91% Important

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

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

    88% Important

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

  7. Spend time standing

    85% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Dangerous conditions

    84% Important

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

  10. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Indoors, not heat controlled

    83% Important

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

  12. Responsible for outcomes

    81% Important

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

  13. Contact with people

    78% Important

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

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    78% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Very hot or cold temperatures

    77% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  16. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Walking and running

    71% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    70% Important

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

  20. Making repetitive motions

    69% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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

    62% 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

    36% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    33% 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.

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Independence

    29% Important

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

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

    48% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    33% 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, 51-4193.00 - Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.

All Metal Casting, Forging & Finishing Trades

  • $2,020 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Electroplaters

  • 520 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Electroplaters control plating processes and maintain solutions used to coat metal articles and other parts with non-ferrous metals.

Specialisations: Anodiser, Electroformer, Galvaniser.

You can work as an Electroplater without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in engineering (fabrication trade) may be useful.

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.
  • Prepares electrolytic and silver solutions for electroforming and planting solution to the objects to be coated.
  • Sets and adjusts controls to regulate electric current and depositing of coating on objects.

You can work as an Electroplater without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in engineering (fabrication trade) may be useful.

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

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    53% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Engineering and technology

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Physics

    45% Skill level

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

  9. English language

    44% Skill level

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

  10. Technical design

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    33% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    31% Skill level

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

  16. Customer and personal service

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    24% 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. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    34% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Troubleshooting

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Judgment and decision making

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    30% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiation

    30% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Persuasion

    30% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  12. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Inductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  19. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    65% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    54% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    53% Skill level

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

  9. Thinking creatively

    51% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    51% Skill level

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

  12. Planning and prioritising work

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Driving vehicles or equipment

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Guiding and directing staff

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    38% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-4193.00 - Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.

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. Time pressure

    99% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    96% Important

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

  3. Exposure to contaminants

    94% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    91% Important

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

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

    88% Important

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

  7. Spend time standing

    85% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Dangerous conditions

    84% Important

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

  10. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  11. Indoors, not heat controlled

    83% Important

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

  12. Responsible for outcomes

    81% Important

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

  13. Contact with people

    78% Important

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

  14. Freedom to make decisions

    78% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  15. Very hot or cold temperatures

    77% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  16. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Walking and running

    71% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  18. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  19. Repeating same tasks

    70% Important

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

  20. Making repetitive motions

    69% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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

    62% 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

    36% Important

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

  4. Recognition

    33% 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.

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Independence

    29% Important

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

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

    48% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    33% 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, 51-4193.00 - Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic.
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