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Wool Classers

ANZSCO ID 399917

Overview

All Other Technicians and Trades Workers

  • $1,146 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Wool Classers

  • 510 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 38% female Gender Share

Wool Classers classify wool to industry standards or market requirements.

You can work as a Wool Classer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate IV in wool classing or a certificate III in wool clip preparation may be useful.

Tasks
  • Sorts wool into groups according to length, fibre thickness, breed and colour.
  • Places sorted wool into appropriate bins.
  • Presses the wool into bales.
  • Supervises the pressing and branding of wool bales.
  • Operates wool-weighing, sampling and wool-blending machinery.
  • Keeps records of the wool bales pressed.
  • Carries out minor maintenance on wool-weighing, sampling and wool-blending machines.
  • May be responsible for wool shed management.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Wool Classer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate IV in wool classing or a certificate III in wool clip preparation 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.
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Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Technicians and Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    30% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    29% Skill level

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

  4. Food production

    21% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    19% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    19% Skill level

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

  7. Foreign language

    19% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  8. Customer and personal service

    18% Skill level

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

  9. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    14% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Mechanical

    13% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    13% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    12% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    10% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    8% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    7% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    6% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    5% Skill level

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

  19. Building and construction

    5% Skill level

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

  20. Technical design

    4% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Time management

    25% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    23% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    21% Skill level

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

  10. Persuasion

    21% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Reading comprehension

    20% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Serving others

    20% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Negotiation

    18% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  14. Systems analysis

    16% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    16% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    16% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Operation and control

    7% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  18. Quality control analysis

    5% Skill level

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

  19. Science

    4% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  20. Equipment selection

    4% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    38% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    36% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Finger dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  7. Problem spotting

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Static strength

    34% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  12. Near vision

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Selective attention

    32% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    32% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Multilimb coordination

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Written comprehension

    25% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  18. Control precision

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Sorting or ordering

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Rate control

    23% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    41% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Doing physically active work

    40% Skill level

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

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    40% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Coordinating the work of a team

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    33% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    30% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Looking for changes over time

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Training and teaching others

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Driving vehicles or equipment

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Leading and encouraging a team

    25% Skill level

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

  16. Helping and caring for others

    24% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  17. Thinking creatively

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Making decisions and solving problems

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    21% Skill level

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

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, 45-2041.00 - Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Physically close to people

    83% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Spend time standing

    81% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Making repetitive motions

    79% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  5. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Contact with people

    72% Important

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

  8. Indoors, not heat controlled

    72% Important

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

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

    69% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    68% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    65% Important

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

  12. Exposure to contaminants

    64% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  13. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

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

  14. Indoors, heat controlled

    62% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  15. Very hot or cold temperatures

    60% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  16. Unstructured work

    58% Important

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

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    52% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    52% Important

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

  19. Pace of work set by equipment

    50% Important

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

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    48% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. Support

    52% 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. Independence

    29% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    29% 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. Working conditions

    29% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    14% 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

    86% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    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

    19% 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, 45-2041.00 - Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products.

All Other Technicians and Trades Workers

  • $1,146 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Wool Classers

  • 510 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 49 years Average age
  • 38% female Gender Share

Wool Classers classify wool to industry standards or market requirements.

You can work as a Wool Classer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate IV in wool classing or a certificate III in wool clip preparation may be useful.

Tasks
  • Sorts wool into groups according to length, fibre thickness, breed and colour.
  • Places sorted wool into appropriate bins.
  • Presses the wool into bales.
  • Supervises the pressing and branding of wool bales.
  • Operates wool-weighing, sampling and wool-blending machinery.
  • Keeps records of the wool bales pressed.
  • Carries out minor maintenance on wool-weighing, sampling and wool-blending machines.
  • May be responsible for wool shed management.

You can work as a Wool Classer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate IV in wool classing or a certificate III in wool clip preparation 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 Health Industry, Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking and Property Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Technicians and Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    30% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    29% Skill level

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

  4. Food production

    21% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    19% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    19% Skill level

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

  7. Foreign language

    19% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  8. Customer and personal service

    18% Skill level

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

  9. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    14% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Mechanical

    13% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    13% Skill level

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

  13. Clerical

    12% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    10% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    8% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    7% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    6% Skill level

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

  18. Sales and marketing

    5% Skill level

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

  19. Building and construction

    5% Skill level

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

  20. Technical design

    4% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  6. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  7. Time management

    25% Skill level

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

  8. Judgment and decision making

    23% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    21% Skill level

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

  10. Persuasion

    21% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  11. Reading comprehension

    20% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Serving others

    20% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  13. Negotiation

    18% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  14. Systems analysis

    16% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    16% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    16% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Operation and control

    7% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  18. Quality control analysis

    5% Skill level

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

  19. Science

    4% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  20. Equipment selection

    4% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Oral expression

    38% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    36% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Finger dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  7. Problem spotting

    36% Skill level

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

  8. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Static strength

    34% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  12. Near vision

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Selective attention

    32% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Deductive reasoning

    32% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  15. Inductive reasoning

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Multilimb coordination

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Written comprehension

    25% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  18. Control precision

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Sorting or ordering

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Rate control

    23% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    41% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Doing physically active work

    40% Skill level

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

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    40% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating within a team

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Coordinating the work of a team

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Planning and prioritising work

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    33% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    30% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Looking for changes over time

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Monitoring people, processes and things

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Training and teaching others

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Driving vehicles or equipment

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Leading and encouraging a team

    25% Skill level

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

  16. Helping and caring for others

    24% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  17. Thinking creatively

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Making decisions and solving problems

    22% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    21% Skill level

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

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, 45-2041.00 - Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products.

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. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  2. Physically close to people

    83% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Spend time standing

    81% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Making repetitive motions

    79% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  5. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Contact with people

    72% Important

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

  8. Indoors, not heat controlled

    72% Important

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

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

    69% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    68% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    65% Important

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

  12. Exposure to contaminants

    64% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  13. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

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

  14. Indoors, heat controlled

    62% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  15. Very hot or cold temperatures

    60% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  16. Unstructured work

    58% Important

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

  17. Angry or unpleasant people

    52% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    52% Important

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

  19. Pace of work set by equipment

    50% Important

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

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    48% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. Support

    52% 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. Independence

    29% Important

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

  3. Relationships

    29% 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. Working conditions

    29% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    14% 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

    86% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    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

    19% 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, 45-2041.00 - Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products.
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