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Cement Production Plant Operators

ANZSCO ID 712913

Overview

All Other Stationary Plant Operators

  • $1,886 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Cement Production Plant Operators

  • 320 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 98% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Cement Production Plant Operators operate plants to produce cement, lime and clinker.

Specialisations: Cement Crusher Operator, Cement Despatch Operator, Cement Grinding Mill Operator, Cement Kiln Operator.

You can work as a Cement Production Plant Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as engineering trade.

Tasks
  • Weighs and mixes ingredients to make cement, lime and clinker.
  • Maintains plant.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Cement Production Plant Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as engineering trade.

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.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Stationary Plant Operators who communicate well with others, are polite, courteous and reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Personnel and human resources

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Technical design

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Clerical

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Psychology

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Customer and personal service

    42% Skill level

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

  13. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Therapy and counselling

    30% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  16. Economics and accounting

    24% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Chemistry

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    13% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Management of personnel resources

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Reading comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Operation monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Operations analysis

    43% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Originality

    50% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  11. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  14. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Guiding and directing staff

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Coaching and developing others

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Coordinating the work of a team

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    61% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  7. Scheduling work and activities

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Leading and encouraging a team

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    58% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    41% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers.

Work Environment

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

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Demands

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

  1. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    93% Important

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

  2. Indoors, not heat controlled

    93% Important

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

  3. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Health and safety of others

    92% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  6. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    90% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Responsible for outcomes

    90% Important

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

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    88% Important

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

  10. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  12. Pace of work set by equipment

    82% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Electronic mail

    80% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  17. Frequent decision making

    79% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Walking and running

    79% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  19. Dangerous equipment

    77% Important

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

  20. Spend time standing

    76% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    81% 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.

  2. Support

    76% 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.

  3. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    71% 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.

  5. Recognition

    67% 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. Working conditions

    67% Important

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

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    81% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers.

All Other Stationary Plant Operators

  • $1,886 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Cement Production Plant Operators

  • 320 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 98% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Cement Production Plant Operators operate plants to produce cement, lime and clinker.

Specialisations: Cement Crusher Operator, Cement Despatch Operator, Cement Grinding Mill Operator, Cement Kiln Operator.

You can work as a Cement Production Plant Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as engineering trade.

Tasks
  • Weighs and mixes ingredients to make cement, lime and clinker.
  • Maintains plant.

You can work as a Cement Production Plant Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as engineering trade.

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 Stationary Plant Operators who communicate well with others, are polite, courteous and reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    70% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    64% Skill level

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

  3. Administration and management

    54% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Personnel and human resources

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Technical design

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  10. Clerical

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Psychology

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Customer and personal service

    42% Skill level

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

  13. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Therapy and counselling

    30% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  16. Economics and accounting

    24% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Chemistry

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    13% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    55% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Management of personnel resources

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Time management

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Active listening

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Reading comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Complex problem solving

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Learning strategies

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Operation monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  17. Persuasion

    45% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  18. Negotiation

    45% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  20. Operations analysis

    43% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  2. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  5. Written comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Problem spotting

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

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

  9. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  10. Originality

    50% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  11. Speech recognition

    48% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Selective attention

    48% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  13. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  14. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  16. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  18. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

  20. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

Activities

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

  1. Guiding and directing staff

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Coaching and developing others

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Coordinating the work of a team

    66% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    61% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  7. Scheduling work and activities

    61% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Leading and encouraging a team

    59% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    58% Skill level

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

  11. Training and teaching others

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    56% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    46% Skill level

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

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    41% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    93% Important

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

  2. Indoors, not heat controlled

    93% Important

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

  3. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Health and safety of others

    92% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  6. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    90% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Responsible for outcomes

    90% Important

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

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    88% Important

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

  10. Time pressure

    86% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  11. Unstructured work

    84% Important

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

  12. Pace of work set by equipment

    82% Important

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

  13. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  14. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Electronic mail

    80% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  17. Frequent decision making

    79% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Walking and running

    79% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  19. Dangerous equipment

    77% Important

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

  20. Spend time standing

    76% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    81% 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.

  2. Support

    76% 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.

  3. Achievement

    71% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    71% 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.

  5. Recognition

    67% 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. Working conditions

    67% Important

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

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

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

  2. Practical

    81% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    71% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers.
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