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Metal Engineering Process Workers

ANZSCO ID 8391

Overview

All Metal Engineering Process Workers

  • $976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 12,600 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Metal Engineering Process Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing metal products.

Specialisations: Boilermaker's Assistant, Fitter's Assistant, Metal Forger's Assistant, Metal Moulder's Assistant.

You can work as a Metal Engineering Process Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in engineering or engineering production might be helpful.

Tasks
  • positioning and holding tools and metal products
  • performing assembly and dismantling operations such as screwing and bolting
  • operating power hammers, presses and other metal cutting and shaping tools and machines
  • soldering and spot welding components using electrical spot and butt welding machines
  • transporting tools, materials and work pieces to and from sites and workbenches
  • cleaning and preparing working surfaces

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Metal Engineering Process Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in engineering or engineering 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 Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Metal Engineering Process Workers who are reliable, have a strong work ethic and can interact with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    33% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    23% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    21% Skill level

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

  6. Mechanical

    20% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    19% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    19% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    16% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    12% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    12% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Physics

    10% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    9% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    9% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    9% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    9% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    8% Skill level

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

  18. Computers and electronics

    8% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    4% Skill level

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

  20. Building and construction

    3% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Troubleshooting

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Repairing

    34% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  14. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Active learning

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Instructing

    25% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Equipment selection

    23% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Reaction time

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  10. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  12. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  13. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    92% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Training and teaching others

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Helping and caring for others

    44% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    40% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    30% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-4052.00 - Pourers and Casters, Metal.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    98% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

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

    97% Important

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

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    96% Important

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

  5. Very hot or cold temperatures

    92% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  6. Dangerous equipment

    91% Important

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

  7. Indoors, not heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  8. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    89% Important

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

  9. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  10. Dangerous conditions

    84% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  11. Bright or inadequate lighting

    83% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  12. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  13. Face-to-face discussions

    81% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  14. Teamwork

    79% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Pace of work set by equipment

    79% Important

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

  16. Health and safety of others

    78% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    77% Important

    Wear equipment like breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.

  18. Spend time standing

    77% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    75% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    43% 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. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    33% 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

    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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    24% 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, 51-4052.00 - Pourers and Casters, Metal.

All Metal Engineering Process Workers

  • $976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 12,600 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 6% female Gender Share

Metal Engineering Process Workers perform routine tasks in manufacturing metal products.

Specialisations: Boilermaker's Assistant, Fitter's Assistant, Metal Forger's Assistant, Metal Moulder's Assistant.

You can work as a Metal Engineering Process Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in engineering or engineering production might be helpful.

Tasks
  • positioning and holding tools and metal products
  • performing assembly and dismantling operations such as screwing and bolting
  • operating power hammers, presses and other metal cutting and shaping tools and machines
  • soldering and spot welding components using electrical spot and butt welding machines
  • transporting tools, materials and work pieces to and from sites and workbenches
  • cleaning and preparing working surfaces

You can work as a Metal Engineering Process Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in engineering or engineering 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 Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Metal Engineering Process Workers who are reliable, have a strong work ethic and can interact with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    33% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    25% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    23% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    21% Skill level

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

  6. Mechanical

    20% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    19% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    19% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    16% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    12% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    12% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Physics

    10% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    9% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    9% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    9% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    9% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    8% Skill level

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

  18. Computers and electronics

    8% Skill level

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

  19. Telecommunications

    4% Skill level

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

  20. Building and construction

    3% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  12. Troubleshooting

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Repairing

    34% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  14. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Active learning

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

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

  19. Instructing

    25% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Equipment selection

    23% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Control precision

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Reaction time

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  10. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  12. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  13. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  14. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    92% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Training and teaching others

    51% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Helping and caring for others

    44% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  10. Driving vehicles or equipment

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Checking compliance with standards

    42% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    42% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    40% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    31% Skill level

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

  20. Leading and encouraging a team

    30% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-4052.00 - Pourers and Casters, Metal.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    98% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

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

    97% Important

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

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    96% Important

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

  5. Very hot or cold temperatures

    92% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  6. Dangerous equipment

    91% Important

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

  7. Indoors, not heat controlled

    91% Important

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  8. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    89% Important

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

  9. Contact with people

    89% Important

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

  10. Dangerous conditions

    84% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  11. Bright or inadequate lighting

    83% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  12. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  13. Face-to-face discussions

    81% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  14. Teamwork

    79% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Pace of work set by equipment

    79% Important

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

  16. Health and safety of others

    78% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    77% Important

    Wear equipment like breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection.

  18. Spend time standing

    77% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    75% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Frequent decision making

    74% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

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

    43% 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. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    33% 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

    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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    43% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    24% 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.

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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, 51-4052.00 - Pourers and Casters, Metal.
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