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Manufacturers

ANZSCO ID 1334

Overview

All Manufacturers

  • $1,982 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 22,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 24% female Gender Share

Manufacturers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of small manufacturing establishments.

You need extensive manufacturing experience to work as a Manufacturer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in a related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • identifying business opportunities, devising new manufacturing processes and determining products to be manufactured
  • developing business plans and implementing operational, marketing, human resource and pricing procedures
  • researching and implementing regulatory and statutory requirements affecting manufacturing operations and the environment
  • directing the activities of production, warehouse, distribution and other operating units
  • maintaining quality control systems for manufacturing, waste disposal, delivery and other procedures
  • coordinating orders for raw materials, supplies and equipment, and arranging packaging, delivery and wholesaling of products
  • overseeing the coordination of after-sales service
  • overseeing the provision of quotes for the manufacture of specialised goods and arranging contracts with customers
  • may devise and oversee the implementation of production run schedules

Prospects

Pathways

You need extensive manufacturing experience to work as a Manufacturer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in a related field may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Manufacturing and Sustainability VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Manufacturers who are motivated, organised and can communicate clearly with a variety of different people and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Personnel and human resources

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Mechanical

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Engineering and technology

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    57% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Psychology

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Technical design

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    29% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Judgment and decision making

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    63% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Management of personnel resources

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Time management

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Management of financial resources

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  12. Management of material resources

    57% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  13. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Quality control analysis

    54% Skill level

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

  18. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Originality

    55% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  8. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  11. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  13. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Working with numbers

    48% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  17. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Guiding and directing staff

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    78% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  3. Communicating within a team

    76% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Coordinating the work of a team

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    72% Skill level

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

  9. Managing payments and orders

    70% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  10. Scheduling work and activities

    70% Skill level

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

  11. Coaching and developing others

    69% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    66% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    64% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    59% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    58% Skill level

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

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    58% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    53% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-3051.00 - Industrial Production Managers.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Responsible for outcomes

    96% Important

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

  5. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  7. Frequent decision making

    92% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Health and safety of others

    91% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  10. Impact of decisions

    91% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  13. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    87% Important

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

  14. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    83% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Indoors, heat controlled

    77% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  17. Contact with the public

    72% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    72% Important

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

  19. Conflict situations

    72% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Competition

    69% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% 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.

  2. Working conditions

    81% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    76% 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.

  4. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    71% 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. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  3. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

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, 11-3051.00 - Industrial Production Managers.

All Manufacturers

  • $1,982 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 22,800 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 24% female Gender Share

Manufacturers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the operations of small manufacturing establishments.

You need extensive manufacturing experience to work as a Manufacturer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in a related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • identifying business opportunities, devising new manufacturing processes and determining products to be manufactured
  • developing business plans and implementing operational, marketing, human resource and pricing procedures
  • researching and implementing regulatory and statutory requirements affecting manufacturing operations and the environment
  • directing the activities of production, warehouse, distribution and other operating units
  • maintaining quality control systems for manufacturing, waste disposal, delivery and other procedures
  • coordinating orders for raw materials, supplies and equipment, and arranging packaging, delivery and wholesaling of products
  • overseeing the coordination of after-sales service
  • overseeing the provision of quotes for the manufacture of specialised goods and arranging contracts with customers
  • may devise and oversee the implementation of production run schedules

You need extensive manufacturing experience to work as a Manufacturer. While formal qualifications aren't essential, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in a related field may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Manufacturing and Sustainability VET training pathways.

Employers look for Manufacturers who are motivated, organised and can communicate clearly with a variety of different people and work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Personnel and human resources

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    63% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Mechanical

    60% Skill level

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

  8. Engineering and technology

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    57% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    52% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Psychology

    49% Skill level

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

  13. Technical design

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    39% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    38% Skill level

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

  17. Economics and accounting

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

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

  19. Physics

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    29% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Judgment and decision making

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    63% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Management of personnel resources

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Reading comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  6. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  8. Time management

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Active learning

    57% Skill level

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

  11. Management of financial resources

    57% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

  12. Management of material resources

    57% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  13. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Systems analysis

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Quality control analysis

    54% Skill level

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

  18. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Instructing

    50% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    61% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Originality

    55% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  8. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Brainstorming

    54% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  11. Speech clarity

    54% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  12. Mathematics

    54% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  13. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Speech recognition

    52% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Categorising

    50% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Working with numbers

    48% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  17. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  18. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Guiding and directing staff

    83% Skill level

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

  2. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    78% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  3. Communicating within a team

    76% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    75% Skill level

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

  6. Coordinating the work of a team

    73% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    72% Skill level

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

  9. Managing payments and orders

    70% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  10. Scheduling work and activities

    70% Skill level

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

  11. Coaching and developing others

    69% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    67% Skill level

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

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  14. Researching and investigating

    66% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  15. Looking for changes over time

    65% Skill level

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

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    64% Skill level

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

  17. Training and teaching others

    59% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    58% Skill level

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

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    58% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    53% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-3051.00 - Industrial Production Managers.

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. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Responsible for outcomes

    96% Important

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

  5. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Contact with people

    93% Important

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

  7. Frequent decision making

    92% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    92% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Health and safety of others

    91% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  10. Impact of decisions

    91% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  11. Time pressure

    91% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  13. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    87% Important

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

  14. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    83% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Indoors, heat controlled

    77% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  17. Contact with the public

    72% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    72% Important

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

  19. Conflict situations

    72% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  20. Competition

    69% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    86% 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.

  2. Working conditions

    81% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    76% 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.

  4. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    71% 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. 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.

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  3. Helping

    48% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Practical

    38% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    33% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

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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, 11-3051.00 - Industrial Production Managers.
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