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Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Workers

ANZSCO ID 711515

Overview

All Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators

  • $1,294 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Workers

  • 840 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 86% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 7% female Gender Share

Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Workers operate machines to apply gelcoat, colouring and fibre reinforced plastic to moulds, in order to produce fibreglass and laminated products.

Specialisations: Fibreglass Gun Hand, Fibreglass Laminator, Resin Transfer Moulding Machine Operator.

You can work as a Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in polymer processing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Operates controls to regulate temperature, pressure, speed and flow of operation.
  • Measures and loads materials, items and ingredients for mixing into machines and feeding mechanisms.
  • Monitors operation, regulates material supply and adds chemicals and colorants to mixture.
  • Threads uncoated wire and cable through plastic coating machines, around take-up reels and through dies and cooling chambers.
  • Lays casings, beads, ply and rubber sheets on moulds.
  • Operates rollers to remove air.
  • Operates vulcaniser presses and controls curing.
  • Examines output for defects and conformity to specifications.
  • Performs minor repairs and maintains production records.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in polymer processing 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 Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators who are hardworking, can work well with others and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    44% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    38% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    33% Skill level

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

  10. Building and construction

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    31% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Psychology

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Customer and personal service

    21% Skill level

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

  14. Physics

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    19% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  7. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    36% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Negotiation

    34% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    30% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Extent flexibility

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Static strength

    46% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  9. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Auditory attention

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  17. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    65% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    64% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

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

  10. Scheduling work and activities

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Thinking creatively

    60% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    58% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    55% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  20. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

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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, 51-2091.00 - Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators.

Work Environment

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

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Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    98% 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. Spend time standing

    93% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Exposure to contaminants

    88% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  7. Physically close to people

    86% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    83% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Dangerous conditions

    81% Important

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

  10. Contact with people

    81% Important

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

  11. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    80% Important

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

  12. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Indoors, not heat controlled

    76% Important

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

  16. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    72% Important

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

  17. Bending or twisting your body

    71% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    71% Important

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

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Very hot or cold temperatures

    68% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

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

    62% 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. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    38% 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. Independence

    33% 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.

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  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, 51-2091.00 - Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators.

All Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators

  • $1,294 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Workers

  • 840 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 86% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 7% female Gender Share

Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Workers operate machines to apply gelcoat, colouring and fibre reinforced plastic to moulds, in order to produce fibreglass and laminated products.

Specialisations: Fibreglass Gun Hand, Fibreglass Laminator, Resin Transfer Moulding Machine Operator.

You can work as a Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in polymer processing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Operates controls to regulate temperature, pressure, speed and flow of operation.
  • Measures and loads materials, items and ingredients for mixing into machines and feeding mechanisms.
  • Monitors operation, regulates material supply and adds chemicals and colorants to mixture.
  • Threads uncoated wire and cable through plastic coating machines, around take-up reels and through dies and cooling chambers.
  • Lays casings, beads, ply and rubber sheets on moulds.
  • Operates rollers to remove air.
  • Operates vulcaniser presses and controls curing.
  • Examines output for defects and conformity to specifications.
  • Performs minor repairs and maintains production records.

You can work as a Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in polymer processing 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 Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking VET training pathways.

Employers look for Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators who are hardworking, can work well with others and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    45% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    44% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    38% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Technical design

    33% Skill level

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

  10. Building and construction

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Mathematics

    31% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  12. Psychology

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Customer and personal service

    21% Skill level

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

  14. Physics

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    19% Skill level

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

  19. Foreign language

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  7. Active learning

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Instructing

    39% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Learning strategies

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Persuasion

    36% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Negotiation

    34% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Management of personnel resources

    30% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Flexibility of closure

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Extent flexibility

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Static strength

    46% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  9. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  11. Sorting or ordering

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Auditory attention

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Colour discrimination

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  17. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Depth perception

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    87% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Planning and prioritising work

    71% Skill level

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

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    69% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    66% Skill level

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

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    66% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    65% Skill level

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

  8. Building good relationships

    64% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    62% Skill level

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

  10. Scheduling work and activities

    60% Skill level

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

  11. Thinking creatively

    60% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    60% Skill level

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

  13. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    58% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    57% Skill level

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

  16. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  17. Explaining things to people

    55% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  18. Coaching and developing others

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  20. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

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

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Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    98% 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. Spend time standing

    93% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Teamwork

    89% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Exposure to contaminants

    88% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  7. Physically close to people

    86% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    83% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Dangerous conditions

    81% Important

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

  10. Contact with people

    81% Important

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

  11. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    80% Important

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

  12. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Time pressure

    77% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Indoors, not heat controlled

    76% Important

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

  16. Wear specialized protective or safety equipment

    72% Important

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

  17. Bending or twisting your body

    71% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  18. Responsible for outcomes

    71% Important

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

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    70% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Very hot or cold temperatures

    68% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

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

    62% 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. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    38% 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. Independence

    33% 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.

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  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, 51-2091.00 - Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators.
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