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Grain Mill Workers

ANZSCO ID 831116

Overview

All Food and Drink Factory Workers

  • $1,208 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Grain Mill Workers

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Grain Mill Workers operate machines and perform routine tasks to mix, mill and treat grains and by-products, to make flour, meal, and stockfeed.

Specialisations: Stockfeed Miller.

You can work as a Grain Mill Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in rice processing or flour milling may be useful.

Tasks
  • Weighs, measures, mixes, and processes ingredients.
  • Monitors product quality before packaging by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions when necessary.
  • Cleans equipment, pumps, hoses, storage tanks, vessels and floors, and maintains infestation control programs.
  • Regulates speed of conveyors and crusher rollers.
  • Moves products from production lines into storage and shipping areas.
  • Packages products.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Grain Mill Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in rice processing or flour milling may be useful.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Food Processing VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Food and Drink Factory Workers who are reliable, hardworking and have good people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Food production

    30% Skill level

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

  8. Engineering and technology

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    26% Skill level

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

  13. Transportation

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Customer and personal service

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Building and construction

    22% Skill level

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

  16. Technical design

    22% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    54% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Quality control analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Equipment maintenance

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Troubleshooting

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Repairing

    41% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  18. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Equipment selection

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Reaction time

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Auditory attention

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  12. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  13. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  14. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Static strength

    45% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  16. Hearing sensitivity

    43% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  17. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Rate control

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Response orientation

    43% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

Activities

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

  1. Controlling equipment or machines

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Working with mechanical equipment

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Doing physically active work

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    53% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Training and teaching others

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Driving vehicles or equipment

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    44% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Making decisions and solving problems

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    40% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    40% Skill level

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

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, 51-9021.00 - Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

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

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    94% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  5. Dangerous equipment

    89% Important

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

  6. Teamwork

    85% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  8. Health and safety of others

    80% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  9. Consequence of error

    76% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  10. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Pace of work set by equipment

    73% Important

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

  12. Spend time standing

    71% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    71% Important

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

  14. Being exact or accurate

    69% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  15. Work at heights

    69% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  16. Letters and memos

    67% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    67% Important

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

  18. Time pressure

    66% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Freedom to make decisions

    65% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  20. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    64% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Relationships

    62% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    40% 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

    38% Important

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

  5. Independence

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% 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

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9021.00 - Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

All Food and Drink Factory Workers

  • $1,208 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Grain Mill Workers

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 5% female Gender Share

Grain Mill Workers operate machines and perform routine tasks to mix, mill and treat grains and by-products, to make flour, meal, and stockfeed.

Specialisations: Stockfeed Miller.

You can work as a Grain Mill Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in rice processing or flour milling may be useful.

Tasks
  • Weighs, measures, mixes, and processes ingredients.
  • Monitors product quality before packaging by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions when necessary.
  • Cleans equipment, pumps, hoses, storage tanks, vessels and floors, and maintains infestation control programs.
  • Regulates speed of conveyors and crusher rollers.
  • Moves products from production lines into storage and shipping areas.
  • Packages products.

You can work as a Grain Mill Worker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in rice processing or flour milling may be useful.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Food Processing VET training pathways.

Employers look for Food and Drink Factory Workers who are reliable, hardworking and have good people skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Production and processing

    60% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    42% Skill level

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

  4. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Education and training

    40% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Food production

    30% Skill level

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

  8. Engineering and technology

    30% Skill level

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

  9. Computers and electronics

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Chemistry

    29% Skill level

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

  12. Physics

    26% Skill level

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

  13. Transportation

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Customer and personal service

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Building and construction

    22% Skill level

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

  16. Technical design

    22% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Personnel and human resources

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    11% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    54% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Quality control analysis

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Equipment maintenance

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  10. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Time management

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Troubleshooting

    43% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  16. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Repairing

    41% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  18. Writing

    41% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Equipment selection

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    34% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Reaction time

    54% Skill level

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

  2. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Auditory attention

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Arm-hand steadiness

    45% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  10. Categorising

    45% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  11. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  12. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  13. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  14. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  15. Static strength

    45% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  16. Hearing sensitivity

    43% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  17. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Rate control

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Flexibility of closure

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Response orientation

    43% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

Activities

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

  1. Controlling equipment or machines

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  4. Working with mechanical equipment

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Doing physically active work

    56% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    53% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Training and teaching others

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Driving vehicles or equipment

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Monitoring people, processes and things

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Collecting and organising information

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    44% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

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

  17. Making decisions and solving problems

    42% Skill level

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

  18. Documenting or recording information

    42% Skill level

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

  19. Researching and investigating

    40% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    40% Skill level

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

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, 51-9021.00 - Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

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. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

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

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    94% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    93% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  5. Dangerous equipment

    89% Important

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

  6. Teamwork

    85% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  8. Health and safety of others

    80% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  9. Consequence of error

    76% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  10. Frequent decision making

    73% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  11. Pace of work set by equipment

    73% Important

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

  12. Spend time standing

    71% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    71% Important

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

  14. Being exact or accurate

    69% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  15. Work at heights

    69% Important

    Work in high places (e.g., on poles, scaffolding, catwalks, or ladders).

  16. Letters and memos

    67% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Responsible for outcomes

    67% Important

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

  18. Time pressure

    66% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Freedom to make decisions

    65% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  20. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    64% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Relationships

    62% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    40% 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

    38% Important

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

  5. Independence

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% 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

    71% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9021.00 - Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.
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