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Fruit and Vegetable Packers

ANZSCO ID 832113

Overview

All Packers

  • $908 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Fruit and Vegetable Packers

  • 6,500 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 51% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 32 years Average age
  • 64% female Gender Share

Fruit and Vegetable Packers weigh, wrap, seal and label fruit and vegetables.

You can work as a Fruit and Vegetable Packer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Obtains supplies of products and assembles bags, package folders and cartons.
  • Packs containers and bags with products, and counts, weighs and measures amounts and adjusts quantities.
  • Wraps protective material around products, seals bags and containers, and attaches pre-printed labels.
  • Counts and places bags and packages onto trays and racks, and into shipping cartons.
  • Records information such as numbers, weight, times and dates.
  • Monitors the filling of containers and adjusts machines to maintain volume and seal quality.
  • Monitors the supply and quality of containers and contents of holding tanks.
  • Checks the cleanliness and operation of machines, equipment and containers.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Fruit and Vegetable Packer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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 Packers who are reliable, hardworking and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    39% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. English language

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    28% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    26% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    22% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    20% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    20% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    18% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    16% Skill level

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

  13. Transportation

    13% Skill level

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

  14. Food production

    12% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    11% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    10% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    9% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    8% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    8% Skill level

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

  20. Technical design

    7% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Critical thinking

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    34% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Repairing

    34% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  18. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Learning strategies

    30% Skill level

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

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. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Finger dexterity

    50% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Auditory attention

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  9. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  16. Hearing sensitivity

    41% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  17. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Deductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Planning and prioritising work

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Driving vehicles or equipment

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Training and teaching others

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    36% Skill level

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

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, 51-9111.00 - Packaging and Filling Machine 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

    97% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    87% Important

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

  4. Pace of work set by equipment

    85% Important

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

  5. Spend time standing

    85% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  6. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    85% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  9. Teamwork

    76% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Making repetitive motions

    75% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  11. Time pressure

    74% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    73% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Exposure to contaminants

    72% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  14. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    72% Important

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

  15. Bending or twisting your body

    69% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  16. Repeating same tasks

    69% Important

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

  17. Walking and running

    66% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  18. Physically close to people

    66% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Dangerous equipment

    64% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    64% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    52% Important

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

  3. Independence

    48% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  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, 51-9111.00 - Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders.

All Packers

  • $908 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Fruit and Vegetable Packers

  • 6,500 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 51% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 32 years Average age
  • 64% female Gender Share

Fruit and Vegetable Packers weigh, wrap, seal and label fruit and vegetables.

You can work as a Fruit and Vegetable Packer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Obtains supplies of products and assembles bags, package folders and cartons.
  • Packs containers and bags with products, and counts, weighs and measures amounts and adjusts quantities.
  • Wraps protective material around products, seals bags and containers, and attaches pre-printed labels.
  • Counts and places bags and packages onto trays and racks, and into shipping cartons.
  • Records information such as numbers, weight, times and dates.
  • Monitors the filling of containers and adjusts machines to maintain volume and seal quality.
  • Monitors the supply and quality of containers and contents of holding tanks.
  • Checks the cleanliness and operation of machines, equipment and containers.

You can work as a Fruit and Vegetable Packer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

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 Packers who are reliable, hardworking and can work well in a team.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    39% Skill level

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

  3. Mathematics

    36% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. English language

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Customer and personal service

    28% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    26% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    22% Skill level

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

  8. Computers and electronics

    20% Skill level

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

  9. Public safety and security

    20% Skill level

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

  10. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  11. Clerical

    18% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    16% Skill level

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

  13. Transportation

    13% Skill level

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

  14. Food production

    12% Skill level

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

  15. Law and government

    11% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    10% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    9% Skill level

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

  18. Foreign language

    8% Skill level

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

  19. Sales and marketing

    8% Skill level

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

  20. Technical design

    7% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  5. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

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

  7. Troubleshooting

    37% Skill level

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

  8. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Critical thinking

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Instructing

    34% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  17. Repairing

    34% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  18. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Active learning

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Learning strategies

    30% Skill level

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

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. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Near vision

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Finger dexterity

    50% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Auditory attention

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  9. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Multilimb coordination

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Far vision

    43% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  16. Hearing sensitivity

    41% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  17. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Deductive reasoning

    37% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    80% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    72% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    56% Skill level

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

  4. Doing physically active work

    53% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Collecting and organising information

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  10. Looking for changes over time

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Communicating within a team

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    45% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Making sense of information and ideas

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Planning and prioritising work

    40% Skill level

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

  18. Driving vehicles or equipment

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Training and teaching others

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    36% Skill level

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

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, 51-9111.00 - Packaging and Filling Machine 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

    97% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    87% Important

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

  4. Pace of work set by equipment

    85% Important

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

  5. Spend time standing

    85% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  6. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    85% Important

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

  7. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Contact with people

    82% Important

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

  9. Teamwork

    76% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  10. Making repetitive motions

    75% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  11. Time pressure

    74% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  12. Freedom to make decisions

    73% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  13. Exposure to contaminants

    72% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  14. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    72% Important

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

  15. Bending or twisting your body

    69% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  16. Repeating same tasks

    69% Important

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

  17. Walking and running

    66% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  18. Physically close to people

    66% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  19. Dangerous equipment

    64% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    64% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    52% Important

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

  3. Independence

    48% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    24% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    76% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    43% Important

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

  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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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9111.00 - Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders.
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