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Hide and Skin Processing Workers

ANZSCO ID 839917

Overview

All Other Factory Process Workers

  • $945 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Hide and Skin Processing Workers

  • 250 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 13% female Gender Share

Hide and Skin Processing Workers perform routine tasks in tanning and finishing leather, hides and skins.

Specialisations: Fellmongery Worker, Hand Flesher, Tannery Worker.

You can work as a Hide and Skin Processing Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in leather production might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Prepares surface of skin prior to removal of hair or wool.
  • Reduces thickness of hide, grades and pickles until required for further treatment.
  • Applies dye to pelts using appropriate means.
  • May also finish pelts by softening, fluffing, brushing and combing.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Hide and Skin Processing Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in leather production might be helpful.

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

    49% Skill level

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

  2. Food production

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  4. Chemistry

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

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

  8. Transportation

    27% Skill level

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

  9. Psychology

    24% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    21% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Biology

    21% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  12. English language

    20% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    18% Skill level

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

  14. Therapy and counselling

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    18% Skill level

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

  16. Customer and personal service

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    14% 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. Medicine and dentistry

    13% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  2. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Critical thinking

    29% Skill level

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

  5. Operation monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    27% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    27% Skill level

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

  10. Operation and control

    25% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  11. Time management

    23% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    23% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Quality control analysis

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Active learning

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Management of personnel resources

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiation

    21% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Reading comprehension

    21% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  18. Serving others

    21% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Persuasion

    20% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Mathematics

    14% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  3. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  5. Control precision

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Near vision

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Reaction time

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Extent flexibility

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Multilimb coordination

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Oral expression

    38% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  13. Problem spotting

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    36% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Speech recognition

    32% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Deductive reasoning

    29% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Explaining things to people

    44% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    41% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Training and teaching others

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Helping and caring for others

    35% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    33% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  20. Researching and investigating

    32% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

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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, 51-3023.00 - Slaughterers and Meat Packers.

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. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    96% Important

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

  3. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    91% Important

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

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

    90% Important

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

  5. Time pressure

    88% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Making repetitive motions

    87% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  7. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    87% Important

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

  8. Very hot or cold temperatures

    87% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    85% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  11. Bending or twisting your body

    80% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  12. Exposure to contaminants

    80% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  13. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Pace of work set by equipment

    78% Important

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

  15. Contact with people

    77% Important

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

  16. Physically close to people

    75% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Dangerous equipment

    73% Important

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

  18. Face-to-face discussions

    71% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  19. Walking and running

    68% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  20. Freedom to make decisions

    67% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Achievement

    24% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    21% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    19% 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

    71% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  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, 51-3023.00 - Slaughterers and Meat Packers.

All Other Factory Process Workers

  • $945 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Hide and Skin Processing Workers

  • 250 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 35 years Average age
  • 13% female Gender Share

Hide and Skin Processing Workers perform routine tasks in tanning and finishing leather, hides and skins.

Specialisations: Fellmongery Worker, Hand Flesher, Tannery Worker.

You can work as a Hide and Skin Processing Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in leather production might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Prepares surface of skin prior to removal of hair or wool.
  • Reduces thickness of hide, grades and pickles until required for further treatment.
  • Applies dye to pelts using appropriate means.
  • May also finish pelts by softening, fluffing, brushing and combing.

You can work as a Hide and Skin Processing Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in leather production might be helpful.

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

    49% Skill level

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

  2. Food production

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  4. Chemistry

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

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

  8. Transportation

    27% Skill level

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

  9. Psychology

    24% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    21% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Biology

    21% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  12. English language

    20% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    18% Skill level

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

  14. Therapy and counselling

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    18% Skill level

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

  16. Customer and personal service

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    14% 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. Medicine and dentistry

    13% Skill level

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

  20. Personnel and human resources

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  2. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  3. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Critical thinking

    29% Skill level

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

  5. Operation monitoring

    29% Skill level

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

  6. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring

    27% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    27% Skill level

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

  10. Operation and control

    25% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  11. Time management

    23% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    23% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Quality control analysis

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Active learning

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Management of personnel resources

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Negotiation

    21% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  17. Reading comprehension

    21% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  18. Serving others

    21% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Persuasion

    20% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Mathematics

    14% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  3. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  5. Control precision

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Near vision

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Reaction time

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Extent flexibility

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Multilimb coordination

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Oral expression

    38% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  13. Problem spotting

    38% Skill level

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

  14. Sorting or ordering

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Selective attention

    36% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  16. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  18. Speech recognition

    32% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Deductive reasoning

    29% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Explaining things to people

    44% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Building good relationships

    41% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    40% Skill level

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

  13. Coordinating the work of a team

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Training and teaching others

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    35% Skill level

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

  17. Helping and caring for others

    35% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  18. Leading and encouraging a team

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    33% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  20. Researching and investigating

    32% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of 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, 51-3023.00 - Slaughterers and Meat Packers.

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. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    96% Important

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

  3. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    91% Important

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

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

    90% Important

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

  5. Time pressure

    88% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Making repetitive motions

    87% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  7. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    87% Important

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

  8. Very hot or cold temperatures

    87% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    85% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  11. Bending or twisting your body

    80% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  12. Exposure to contaminants

    80% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  13. Frequent decision making

    80% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  14. Pace of work set by equipment

    78% Important

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

  15. Contact with people

    77% Important

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

  16. Physically close to people

    75% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Dangerous equipment

    73% Important

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

  18. Face-to-face discussions

    71% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  19. Walking and running

    68% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  20. Freedom to make decisions

    67% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Achievement

    24% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    21% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    19% 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

    71% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  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, 51-3023.00 - Slaughterers and Meat Packers.
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