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Footwear Factory Workers

ANZSCO ID 839915

Overview

All Other Factory Process Workers

  • $945 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Footwear Factory Workers

  • 150 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 45% female Gender Share

Footwear Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing footwear, such as basic hand cutting of shoe components, delivering materials to machines, and inspecting and finishing completed footwear.

You can work as a Footwear Factory Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Selects pattern and cuts material and shoe parts by machine.
  • Constructs components by machine and assembles footwear by sewing parts together.
  • Cleans and inspects shoes.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Footwear Factory Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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 VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Factory Process Workers who are reliable, can work independently and are hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    45% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    26% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    26% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Administration and management

    25% Skill level

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

  11. Law and government

    22% Skill level

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

  12. Building and construction

    21% Skill level

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

  13. Medicine and dentistry

    21% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  14. Engineering and technology

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    19% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    19% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    15% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Troubleshooting

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Equipment selection

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Critical thinking

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Repairing

    32% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  16. Coordination with others

    27% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Active learning

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    23% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Systems analysis

    23% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Extent flexibility

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  11. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Multilimb coordination

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Deductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  16. Hearing sensitivity

    38% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  17. Inductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Problem spotting

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Speech clarity

    38% 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

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    57% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Doing physically active work

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Working with mechanical equipment

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    48% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Making decisions and solving problems

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating within a team

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Planning and prioritising work

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    32% 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, 51-6042.00 - Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Making repetitive motions

    97% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

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

    96% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Bending or twisting your body

    84% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  5. Repeating same tasks

    81% Important

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

  6. Spend time standing

    77% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  7. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    75% Important

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

  8. Being exact or accurate

    74% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Exposure to contaminants

    70% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  10. Face-to-face discussions

    70% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  11. Physically close to people

    69% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  12. Teamwork

    68% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    66% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    65% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  15. Impact of decisions

    65% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Dangerous equipment

    64% Important

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

  17. Frequent decision making

    62% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Time pressure

    60% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Contact with people

    60% Important

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

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    58% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    57% 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.

  2. Support

    38% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  4. Independence

    33% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    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.

  6. Working conditions

    26% Important

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

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

    38% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  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, 51-6042.00 - Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders.

All Other Factory Process Workers

  • $945 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Footwear Factory Workers

  • 150 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 45% female Gender Share

Footwear Factory Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing footwear, such as basic hand cutting of shoe components, delivering materials to machines, and inspecting and finishing completed footwear.

You can work as a Footwear Factory Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Selects pattern and cuts material and shoe parts by machine.
  • Constructs components by machine and assembles footwear by sewing parts together.
  • Cleans and inspects shoes.

You can work as a Footwear Factory Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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 VET training pathways.

Employers look for Factory Process Workers who are reliable, can work independently and are hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    45% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

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

  6. Technical design

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    26% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    26% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Administration and management

    25% Skill level

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

  11. Law and government

    22% Skill level

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

  12. Building and construction

    21% Skill level

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

  13. Medicine and dentistry

    21% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  14. Engineering and technology

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    19% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    19% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    15% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Troubleshooting

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Equipment selection

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Critical thinking

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Repairing

    32% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  16. Coordination with others

    27% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Active learning

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    23% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Systems analysis

    23% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Extent flexibility

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  8. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  10. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  11. Categorising

    41% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Multilimb coordination

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Deductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  16. Hearing sensitivity

    38% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  17. Inductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Problem spotting

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Speech clarity

    38% 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

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    57% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Doing physically active work

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Working with mechanical equipment

    49% Skill level

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

  7. Researching and investigating

    48% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Thinking creatively

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Collecting and organising information

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Making decisions and solving problems

    44% Skill level

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

  16. Communicating within a team

    44% Skill level

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

  17. Planning and prioritising work

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    34% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    32% 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, 51-6042.00 - Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Making repetitive motions

    97% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

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

    96% Important

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

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    85% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Bending or twisting your body

    84% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  5. Repeating same tasks

    81% Important

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

  6. Spend time standing

    77% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  7. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    75% Important

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

  8. Being exact or accurate

    74% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Exposure to contaminants

    70% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  10. Face-to-face discussions

    70% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  11. Physically close to people

    69% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  12. Teamwork

    68% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    66% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    65% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  15. Impact of decisions

    65% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Dangerous equipment

    64% Important

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

  17. Frequent decision making

    62% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Time pressure

    60% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Contact with people

    60% Important

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

  20. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    58% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    57% 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.

  2. Support

    38% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  4. Independence

    33% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    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.

  6. Working conditions

    26% Important

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

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

    38% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  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, 51-6042.00 - Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders.
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