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Mining Support Workers

ANZSCO ID 821914

Overview

All Other Construction and Mining Labourers

  • $1,683 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Mining Support Workers

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 53 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Mining Support Workers perform routine tasks in mining and mineral ore treating operations, such as assembling, operating and dismantling mining equipment, taking ore, rock and dust samples, and mixing ore treating chemicals and catalysts.

Also known as: Mineral Ore Processing Labourer.

Specialisations: Pit Crew Support Worker.

You can work as a Mining Support Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate I or II in resourced and infrastructure operations or mining operations (field or exploration) may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assembling, operating and dismantling mining equipment, taking ore, rock and dust samples, and mixing ore treating chemicals and catalysts.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Mining Support Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate I or II in resourced and infrastructure operations or mining operations (field or exploration) 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 VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Construction and Mining Labourers who are reliable, hardworking and can work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    44% Skill level

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

  3. Engineering and technology

    42% Skill level

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

  4. Law and government

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    38% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    37% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    35% Skill level

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

  9. Building and construction

    33% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Transportation

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    26% Skill level

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

  14. Customer and personal service

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Technical design

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    19% Skill level

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

  19. Chemistry

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Psychology

    14% Skill level

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

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. Equipment maintenance

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Repairing

    46% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  4. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  7. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Equipment selection

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Trunk strength

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Reaction time

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Static strength

    54% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  4. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Control precision

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Depth perception

    48% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  7. Visualization

    48% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  8. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  9. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Hearing sensitivity

    46% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  11. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Rate control

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Whole body coordination

    39% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  19. Colour discrimination

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Driving vehicles or equipment

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Working with mechanical equipment

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    60% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Training and teaching others

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Coordinating the work of a team

    50% Skill level

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

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, 47-5081.00 - Helpers--Extraction Workers.

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. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    94% Important

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

  3. Dangerous equipment

    92% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    91% Important

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

  6. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Bright or inadequate lighting

    87% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  10. Health and safety of others

    84% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Contact with people

    84% Important

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

  12. Consequence of error

    83% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  13. Cramped work space

    83% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  14. Exposure to contaminants

    82% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  15. Pace of work set by equipment

    82% Important

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

  16. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    78% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  19. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Whole body vibration

    75% Important

    Be exposed to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer).

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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. Working conditions

    43% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    14% 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

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 47-5081.00 - Helpers--Extraction Workers.

All Other Construction and Mining Labourers

  • $1,683 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Mining Support Workers

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 85% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 53 hours Average full-time
  • 38 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Mining Support Workers perform routine tasks in mining and mineral ore treating operations, such as assembling, operating and dismantling mining equipment, taking ore, rock and dust samples, and mixing ore treating chemicals and catalysts.

Also known as: Mineral Ore Processing Labourer.

Specialisations: Pit Crew Support Worker.

You can work as a Mining Support Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate I or II in resourced and infrastructure operations or mining operations (field or exploration) may be useful.

Tasks
  • Assembling, operating and dismantling mining equipment, taking ore, rock and dust samples, and mixing ore treating chemicals and catalysts.

You can work as a Mining Support Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate I or II in resourced and infrastructure operations or mining operations (field or exploration) 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 VET training pathways.

Employers look for Construction and Mining Labourers who are reliable, hardworking and can work independently.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    44% Skill level

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

  3. Engineering and technology

    42% Skill level

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

  4. Law and government

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    38% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    37% Skill level

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

  8. English language

    35% Skill level

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

  9. Building and construction

    33% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Transportation

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    26% Skill level

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

  14. Customer and personal service

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Technical design

    26% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    22% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    19% Skill level

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

  19. Chemistry

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Psychology

    14% Skill level

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

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. Equipment maintenance

    46% Skill level

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

  3. Repairing

    46% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  4. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  7. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Troubleshooting

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Active learning

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  15. Equipment selection

    37% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Trunk strength

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Reaction time

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Static strength

    54% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  4. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Control precision

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Depth perception

    48% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  7. Visualization

    48% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  8. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  9. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  10. Hearing sensitivity

    46% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  11. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  12. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Rate control

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    41% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Whole body coordination

    39% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  19. Colour discrimination

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    73% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Driving vehicles or equipment

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Working with mechanical equipment

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Controlling equipment or machines

    64% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    61% Skill level

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

  9. Communicating within a team

    61% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    61% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    60% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    60% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    57% Skill level

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

  14. Training and teaching others

    57% Skill level

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

  15. Thinking creatively

    56% Skill level

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

  16. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  17. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    52% Skill level

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

  19. Making sense of information and ideas

    52% Skill level

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

  20. Coordinating the work of a team

    50% Skill level

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

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, 47-5081.00 - Helpers--Extraction Workers.

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. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    94% Important

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

  3. Dangerous equipment

    92% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    91% Important

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

  6. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Bright or inadequate lighting

    87% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  10. Health and safety of others

    84% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Contact with people

    84% Important

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

  12. Consequence of error

    83% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  13. Cramped work space

    83% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

  14. Exposure to contaminants

    82% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  15. Pace of work set by equipment

    82% Important

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

  16. Impact of decisions

    79% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    78% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  19. Frequent decision making

    78% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  20. Whole body vibration

    75% Important

    Be exposed to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer).

Values

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

  1. Support

    67% 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. Working conditions

    43% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    14% 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

    62% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Helping

    29% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% 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, 47-5081.00 - Helpers--Extraction Workers.
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