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Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators

ANZSCO ID 7113

Overview

All Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators

  • $1,312 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 9,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture paper packaging and other paper products, fibreboard stock, logs, plywood, particle board, solid laminate and similar timber products.

You can work as a Paper or Wood Processing Machine Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • setting up printing plates, ink circulation systems, knives, creases, cutting dies, and folding and gluing machines
  • loading machines with paper and fibreboard
  • operating machines to form cardboard containers, paper plates, egg cartons, tissue paper and other paper products
  • adjusting and cleaning machines and performing minor repairs
  • securing timber into place and setting saws to produce specified sizes of plank and board to be cut
  • starting machines and feeding stock onto cutting saw, and operating automatic feed mechanisms
  • raising and lowering saws to trim boards and remove defects such as rot and splits
  • controlling lathes and slicing machines to produce veneers, and laminating veneer using glue
  • verifying dimensions of cut stock and accuracy of cuts
  • checking saws and other machines for safety, sharpness and correct functioning

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Paper or Wood Processing Machine Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry and Forest and Wood Products Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators who are hardworking, have good people skills and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    56% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    56% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    43% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    40% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Computers and electronics

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    22% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    18% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    16% Skill level

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

  16. Chemistry

    15% Skill level

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

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    14% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  18. Physics

    14% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    11% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    10% 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 monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Equipment maintenance

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Systems analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Repairing

    34% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  17. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  18. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Equipment selection

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Systems evaluation

    30% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Auditory attention

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  5. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Reaction time

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Extent flexibility

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    38% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Rate control

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    55% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Doing physically active work

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    51% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Leading and encouraging a team

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Coaching and developing others

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Training and teaching others

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Making sense of information and ideas

    39% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or 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, 51-9196.00 - Paper Goods Machine Setters, 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.

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Demands

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

  1. Exposure to contaminants

    97% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  2. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    97% Important

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

  3. Spend time standing

    96% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  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. Pace of work set by equipment

    89% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    88% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Making repetitive motions

    87% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

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

  9. Walking and running

    81% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  10. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  12. Cramped work space

    78% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  13. Bending or twisting your body

    73% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  14. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  15. Dangerous equipment

    72% Important

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

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    70% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Face-to-face discussions

    70% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    69% Important

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

  19. Teamwork

    68% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  20. Contact with people

    67% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Independence

    38% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    36% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9196.00 - Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

All Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators

  • $1,312 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 9,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 89% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture paper packaging and other paper products, fibreboard stock, logs, plywood, particle board, solid laminate and similar timber products.

You can work as a Paper or Wood Processing Machine Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • setting up printing plates, ink circulation systems, knives, creases, cutting dies, and folding and gluing machines
  • loading machines with paper and fibreboard
  • operating machines to form cardboard containers, paper plates, egg cartons, tissue paper and other paper products
  • adjusting and cleaning machines and performing minor repairs
  • securing timber into place and setting saws to produce specified sizes of plank and board to be cut
  • starting machines and feeding stock onto cutting saw, and operating automatic feed mechanisms
  • raising and lowering saws to trim boards and remove defects such as rot and splits
  • controlling lathes and slicing machines to produce veneers, and laminating veneer using glue
  • verifying dimensions of cut stock and accuracy of cuts
  • checking saws and other machines for safety, sharpness and correct functioning

You can work as a Paper or Wood Processing Machine Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry and Forest and Wood Products Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators who are hardworking, have good people skills and are reliable.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    56% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    56% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    43% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    40% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Computers and electronics

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Technical design

    22% Skill level

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

  12. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  13. Communications and media

    18% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  15. Psychology

    16% Skill level

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

  16. Chemistry

    15% Skill level

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

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    14% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  18. Physics

    14% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    11% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    10% 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 monitoring

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Equipment maintenance

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Systems analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Repairing

    34% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  17. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  18. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Equipment selection

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Systems evaluation

    30% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  3. Auditory attention

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  5. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Reaction time

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Extent flexibility

    39% Skill level

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

  15. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    38% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Flexibility of closure

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Rate control

    32% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    75% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    55% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Doing physically active work

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    51% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Leading and encouraging a team

    50% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Coaching and developing others

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Training and teaching others

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Making sense of information and ideas

    39% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

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

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Demands

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

  1. Exposure to contaminants

    97% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  2. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    97% Important

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

  3. Spend time standing

    96% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  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. Pace of work set by equipment

    89% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    88% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Making repetitive motions

    87% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

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

  9. Walking and running

    81% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  10. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  12. Cramped work space

    78% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  13. Bending or twisting your body

    73% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  14. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  15. Dangerous equipment

    72% Important

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

  16. Freedom to make decisions

    70% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  17. Face-to-face discussions

    70% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    69% Important

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

  19. Teamwork

    68% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  20. Contact with people

    67% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% Important

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

  2. 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.

  3. Independence

    38% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    36% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9196.00 - Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.
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