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Food and Drink Factory Workers

ANZSCO ID 8311

Overview

All Food and Drink Factory Workers

  • $1,208 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 30,400 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 75% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 30% female Gender Share

Food and Drink Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing food and beverages.

You can work as a Food or Drink Factory Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in food processing may be useful.

Tasks
  • weighing, measuring, mixing, dissolving and boiling ingredients
  • adding materials, such as spices and preservatives, to food and beverages
  • operating heating, chilling, freezing, pasteurising, carbonating, sulphuring and desulphuring plant
  • monitoring product quality before packaging by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions when necessary
  • operating machines to peel, core, slice, dice, pit and juice fruit and vegetables
  • cleaning equipment, pumps, hoses, storage tanks, vessels and floors, and maintaining infestation control programs
  • regulating speed of conveyors and crusher rollers, and adjusting tension of rollers to ensure total extraction of juice from sugar cane
  • moving products from production lines into storage and shipping areas
  • packaging and bottling products

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Food or Drink Factory Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in food processing 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 Food Processing VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Food and Drink Factory Workers who are reliable, hardworking and have good people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    52% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  2. Production and processing

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    38% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Customer and personal service

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Technical design

    22% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    19% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    16% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    12% 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

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Quality control analysis

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Troubleshooting

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    27% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Learning strategies

    25% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Auditory attention

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Hearing sensitivity

    37% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  17. Speech clarity

    37% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Finger dexterity

    34% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    32% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    80% 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. Doing physically active work

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    57% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Training and teaching others

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    33% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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, 51-3092.00 - Food Batchmakers.

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. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    89% Important

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

  2. Spend time standing

    86% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  3. Pace of work set by equipment

    85% Important

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

  4. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

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

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

    83% Important

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

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    82% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  9. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Health and safety of others

    78% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Exposure to contaminants

    75% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  14. Making repetitive motions

    74% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    73% Important

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

  16. Repeating same tasks

    72% Important

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

  17. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Walking and running

    71% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  19. Dangerous equipment

    68% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  20. Unstructured work

    68% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    62% 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. Working conditions

    31% 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. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  5. Independence

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    86% 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. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    24% 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, 51-3092.00 - Food Batchmakers.

All Food and Drink Factory Workers

  • $1,208 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 30,400 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 75% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 30% female Gender Share

Food and Drink Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing food and beverages.

You can work as a Food or Drink Factory Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in food processing may be useful.

Tasks
  • weighing, measuring, mixing, dissolving and boiling ingredients
  • adding materials, such as spices and preservatives, to food and beverages
  • operating heating, chilling, freezing, pasteurising, carbonating, sulphuring and desulphuring plant
  • monitoring product quality before packaging by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions when necessary
  • operating machines to peel, core, slice, dice, pit and juice fruit and vegetables
  • cleaning equipment, pumps, hoses, storage tanks, vessels and floors, and maintaining infestation control programs
  • regulating speed of conveyors and crusher rollers, and adjusting tension of rollers to ensure total extraction of juice from sugar cane
  • moving products from production lines into storage and shipping areas
  • packaging and bottling products

You can work as a Food or Drink Factory Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in food processing 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 Food Processing VET training pathways.

Employers look for Food and Drink Factory Workers who are reliable, hardworking and have good people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    52% Skill level

    Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

  2. Production and processing

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    48% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Mechanical

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    38% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    38% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Customer and personal service

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Technical design

    22% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    19% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    19% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    16% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    12% 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

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Social perceptiveness

    39% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  10. Speaking

    39% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Writing

    39% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Quality control analysis

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Troubleshooting

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Serving others

    27% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  20. Learning strategies

    25% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Sorting or ordering

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Perceptual speed

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  13. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Auditory attention

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Hearing sensitivity

    37% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  17. Speech clarity

    37% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Speech recognition

    37% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Finger dexterity

    34% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    32% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    80% 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. Doing physically active work

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Building good relationships

    57% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    55% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    49% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

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

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  14. Checking for errors or defects

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Training and teaching others

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    33% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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, 51-3092.00 - Food Batchmakers.

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

    89% Important

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

  2. Spend time standing

    86% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  3. Pace of work set by equipment

    85% Important

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

  4. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

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

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

    83% Important

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

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    82% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  9. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Teamwork

    78% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Health and safety of others

    78% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Exposure to contaminants

    75% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  14. Making repetitive motions

    74% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    73% Important

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

  16. Repeating same tasks

    72% Important

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

  17. Impact of decisions

    71% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  18. Walking and running

    71% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  19. Dangerous equipment

    68% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  20. Unstructured work

    68% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    62% 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. Working conditions

    31% 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. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  5. Independence

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    86% 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. Enterprising

    43% Important

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

  5. Creative

    24% 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, 51-3092.00 - Food Batchmakers.
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