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Engineering Production Workers

ANZSCO ID 7123

Overview

All Engineering Production Workers

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • 18,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Engineering Production Workers perform a range of production process tasks to refine and treat metals and mineral ore, fire ceramics, and operate plant to produce and finish metal products such as rods, tubing and structural shapes, and moulds for casting.

Specialisations: Alumina Refinery Operator, Arc Welder, Brake Press Operator, Computer Numeric Control Machine Operator, Foundry Operator, Furnace Operator (Metals), Kiln Operator (Metals), Metal Rolling Mill Operator, Sheetmetal Worker (Second Class), Tool Setter, Turret Punch Operator.

You can work as an Engineering Production Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in engineering studies, competitive systems and practices, manufacturing technology or resource processing may be useful.

Tasks
  • interpreting engineering production drawings
  • setting up, operating and adjusting production plant to shape metal stock and castings and cut sheet metal
  • operating welding and electroplating plant
  • operating furnaces and quenching plant to smelt and change the structure of metals
  • using kilns and ovens to fire ceramics
  • processing mineral ore and operating metal rolling plant
  • casting molten metal and operating plant to draw metal wire through dies
  • operating computer-controlled production plant

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Engineering Production Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in engineering studies, competitive systems and practices, manufacturing technology or resource processing may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

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Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Engineering Production Systems Workers have good interpersonal skills, can communicate well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    58% Skill level

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

  2. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Engineering and technology

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    31% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    24% Skill level

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

  11. Economics and accounting

    24% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    21% Skill level

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

  14. English language

    20% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Building and construction

    20% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    10% Skill level

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

  19. Psychology

    9% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    52% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Quality control analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Troubleshooting

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Equipment selection

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  20. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Reaction time

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Depth perception

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  12. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Glare sensitivity

    41% Skill level

    See things in glare or bright lighting.

  16. Static strength

    41% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  17. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Rate control

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Deductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Hearing sensitivity

    36% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

Activities

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

  1. Controlling equipment or machines

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    60% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Collecting and organising information

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Driving vehicles or equipment

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    39% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  16. Training and teaching others

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Working with electronic equipment

    38% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Planning and prioritising work

    35% Skill level

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

  20. Scheduling work and activities

    33% Skill level

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

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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. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    100% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  3. Very hot or cold temperatures

    97% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  4. Bright or inadequate lighting

    97% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    96% Important

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

  6. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    96% Important

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

  7. Dangerous conditions

    95% Important

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

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

    91% Important

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

  9. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  11. Bending or twisting your body

    84% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  12. Dangerous equipment

    83% Important

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

  13. Face-to-face discussions

    83% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    82% Important

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

  15. Spend time standing

    80% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  16. Walking and running

    80% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  17. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  18. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Freedom to make decisions

    77% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  20. Being exact or accurate

    76% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

Values

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

  1. Support

    95% 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

    43% 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. Working conditions

    36% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    29% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. 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.

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. Analytical

    81% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% 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.

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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, 51-4051.00 - Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders.

All Engineering Production Workers

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • 18,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 92% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 4% female Gender Share

Engineering Production Workers perform a range of production process tasks to refine and treat metals and mineral ore, fire ceramics, and operate plant to produce and finish metal products such as rods, tubing and structural shapes, and moulds for casting.

Specialisations: Alumina Refinery Operator, Arc Welder, Brake Press Operator, Computer Numeric Control Machine Operator, Foundry Operator, Furnace Operator (Metals), Kiln Operator (Metals), Metal Rolling Mill Operator, Sheetmetal Worker (Second Class), Tool Setter, Turret Punch Operator.

You can work as an Engineering Production Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in engineering studies, competitive systems and practices, manufacturing technology or resource processing may be useful.

Tasks
  • interpreting engineering production drawings
  • setting up, operating and adjusting production plant to shape metal stock and castings and cut sheet metal
  • operating welding and electroplating plant
  • operating furnaces and quenching plant to smelt and change the structure of metals
  • using kilns and ovens to fire ceramics
  • processing mineral ore and operating metal rolling plant
  • casting molten metal and operating plant to draw metal wire through dies
  • operating computer-controlled production plant

You can work as an Engineering Production Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in engineering studies, competitive systems and practices, manufacturing technology or resource processing 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.

Employers look for Engineering Production Systems Workers have good interpersonal skills, can communicate well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    58% Skill level

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

  2. Chemistry

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Engineering and technology

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Customer and personal service

    31% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    29% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Public safety and security

    24% Skill level

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

  11. Economics and accounting

    24% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    23% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    21% Skill level

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

  14. English language

    20% Skill level

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

  15. Computers and electronics

    20% Skill level

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

  16. Building and construction

    20% Skill level

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

  17. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    10% Skill level

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

  19. Psychology

    9% Skill level

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

  20. Transportation

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    52% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Quality control analysis

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    37% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    37% Skill level

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

  10. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Management of personnel resources

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Writing

    36% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Troubleshooting

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Equipment selection

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  19. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  20. Active learning

    27% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Reaction time

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Flexibility of closure

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Depth perception

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  12. Colour discrimination

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Glare sensitivity

    41% Skill level

    See things in glare or bright lighting.

  16. Static strength

    41% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  17. Finger dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  18. Rate control

    39% Skill level

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

  19. Deductive reasoning

    38% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Hearing sensitivity

    36% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

Activities

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

  1. Controlling equipment or machines

    74% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    60% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    57% Skill level

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

  7. Collecting and organising information

    51% Skill level

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

  8. Working with mechanical equipment

    51% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Driving vehicles or equipment

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Communicating within a team

    42% Skill level

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

  14. Checking compliance with standards

    40% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    39% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  16. Training and teaching others

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Working with electronic equipment

    38% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing electronic devices and equipment.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Planning and prioritising work

    35% Skill level

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

  20. Scheduling work and activities

    33% Skill level

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

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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

    100% Important

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

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    100% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  3. Very hot or cold temperatures

    97% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  4. Bright or inadequate lighting

    97% Important

    Work in extremely bright or dark lighting conditions.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    96% Important

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

  6. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    96% Important

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

  7. Dangerous conditions

    95% Important

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

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

    91% Important

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

  9. Teamwork

    87% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Contact with people

    85% Important

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

  11. Bending or twisting your body

    84% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  12. Dangerous equipment

    83% Important

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

  13. Face-to-face discussions

    83% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  14. Indoors, not heat controlled

    82% Important

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

  15. Spend time standing

    80% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  16. Walking and running

    80% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  17. Unstructured work

    79% Important

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

  18. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Freedom to make decisions

    77% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  20. Being exact or accurate

    76% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

Values

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

  1. Support

    95% 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

    43% 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. Working conditions

    36% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    29% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. 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.

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. Analytical

    81% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  4. Creative

    24% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% 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, 51-4051.00 - Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders.
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