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Rubber Production Machine Operators

ANZSCO ID 711516

Overview

All Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators

  • $1,294 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Rubber Production Machine Operators

  • 1,500 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Rubber Production Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture rubber products, such as tyres.

Specialisations: Rubber Belt Splicer, Rubber Compounder, Rubber Extrusion Machine Operator, Rubber Knitting and Reinforcing Machine Operator, Rubber Moulding Machine Operator, Rubber Roller Grinder Operator, Tyre Builder, Tyre Retreader.

You can work as a Rubber Production Machine Operator 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.
  • 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 Rubber Production Machine Operator 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.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    47% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Customer and personal service

    37% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    35% Skill level

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

  8. Mechanical

    33% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Chemistry

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    26% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    26% Skill level

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

  13. Building and construction

    25% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  16. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

  17. Technical design

    12% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    12% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    11% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    8% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  5. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Quality control analysis

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Troubleshooting

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    27% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Serving others

    25% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Writing

    25% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Learning strategies

    23% Skill level

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

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. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Reaction time

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Auditory attention

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Static strength

    48% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  8. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Rate control

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  13. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  15. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Inductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    93% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Training and teaching others

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Guiding and directing staff

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Giving expert advice

    42% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    21% Skill level

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

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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. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    99% Important

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

  2. Spend time standing

    99% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    98% Important

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

  4. Making repetitive motions

    97% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    97% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    95% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    95% Important

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

  8. Pace of work set by equipment

    93% Important

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

  9. Bending or twisting your body

    91% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Walking and running

    89% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  12. Exposure to contaminants

    88% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  13. Dangerous equipment

    88% Important

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

  14. Repeating same tasks

    87% Important

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

  15. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  17. Bright or inadequate lighting

    76% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  18. Dangerous conditions

    75% Important

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

  19. Contact with people

    73% Important

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

  20. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

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

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Independence

    48% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    45% 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

    33% Important

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

  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

    62% 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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All Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators

  • $1,294 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Rubber Production Machine Operators

  • 1,500 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Rubber Production Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture rubber products, such as tyres.

Specialisations: Rubber Belt Splicer, Rubber Compounder, Rubber Extrusion Machine Operator, Rubber Knitting and Reinforcing Machine Operator, Rubber Moulding Machine Operator, Rubber Roller Grinder Operator, Tyre Builder, Tyre Retreader.

You can work as a Rubber Production Machine Operator 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.
  • 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 Rubber Production Machine Operator 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. Production and processing

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    47% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    44% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Customer and personal service

    37% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    35% Skill level

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

  8. Mechanical

    33% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Chemistry

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    26% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    26% Skill level

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

  13. Building and construction

    25% Skill level

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

  14. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  16. Telecommunications

    15% Skill level

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

  17. Technical design

    12% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    12% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    11% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    8% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    46% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  5. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Quality control analysis

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Troubleshooting

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    27% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Management of personnel resources

    25% Skill level

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

  18. Serving others

    25% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Writing

    25% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  20. Learning strategies

    23% Skill level

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

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. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Reaction time

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Auditory attention

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Static strength

    48% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  8. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  10. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  11. Rate control

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  13. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  15. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  17. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Inductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

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

  19. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    93% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    86% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    75% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    65% Skill level

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

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Collecting and organising information

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Training and teaching others

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Making decisions and solving problems

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Guiding and directing staff

    42% Skill level

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

  16. Giving expert advice

    42% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    21% Skill level

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

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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, 51-9197.00 - Tire Builders.

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. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    99% Important

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

  2. Spend time standing

    99% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    98% Important

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

  4. Making repetitive motions

    97% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    97% Important

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

  6. Time pressure

    95% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  7. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    95% Important

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

  8. Pace of work set by equipment

    93% Important

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

  9. Bending or twisting your body

    91% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    91% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Walking and running

    89% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  12. Exposure to contaminants

    88% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  13. Dangerous equipment

    88% Important

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

  14. Repeating same tasks

    87% Important

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

  15. Frequent decision making

    86% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Indoors, heat controlled

    83% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  17. Bright or inadequate lighting

    76% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  18. Dangerous conditions

    75% Important

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

  19. Contact with people

    73% Important

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

  20. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

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

    57% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Independence

    48% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    45% 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

    33% Important

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

  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

    62% 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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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, 51-9197.00 - Tire Builders.
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