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Other Packers

ANZSCO ID 832199

Overview

All Packers

  • $908 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Other Packers

  • 11,900 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 52% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 60% female Gender Share

Other Packers includes jobs like Biscuit Packer, Bread Packer, Cheese Packer, and Egg Packer.

You can work as an Other Packer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Obtains supplies of product 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 an Other 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. Customer and personal service

    47% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    33% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    31% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    27% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    26% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    23% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    20% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    20% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    17% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    13% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  19. Law and government

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Food production

    8% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    32% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Active listening

    29% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    29% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    29% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Time management

    27% Skill level

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

  9. Writing

    27% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  11. Serving others

    25% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Complex problem solving

    25% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    23% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Operation and control

    21% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  15. Instructing

    20% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Learning strategies

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Mathematics

    18% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  18. Operation monitoring

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Active learning

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Persuasion

    14% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Static strength

    41% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  7. Near vision

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Finger dexterity

    37% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Multilimb coordination

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Problem spotting

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    34% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Selective attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    32% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Speech recognition

    32% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Dynamic strength

    32% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Stamina

    30% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Doing physically active work

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    55% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    53% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Training and teaching others

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Helping and caring for others

    51% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  16. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    42% 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, 53-7064.00 - Packers and Packagers, Hand.

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. Spend time standing

    98% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  5. Walking and running

    82% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  6. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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

    78% Important

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

  9. Physically close to people

    76% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    71% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Health and safety of others

    71% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    70% Important

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

  13. Bending or twisting your body

    67% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    66% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Freedom to make decisions

    64% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  16. Unstructured work

    64% Important

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

  17. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    64% Important

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

  18. Pace of work set by equipment

    64% Important

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

  19. Impact of decisions

    62% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Exposure to contaminants

    61% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Support

    43% 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. Independence

    29% 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

    24% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    24% 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

    19% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% 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, 53-7064.00 - Packers and Packagers, Hand.

All Packers

  • $908 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Other Packers

  • 11,900 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 52% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 60% female Gender Share

Other Packers includes jobs like Biscuit Packer, Bread Packer, Cheese Packer, and Egg Packer.

You can work as an Other Packer without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided.

Tasks
  • Obtains supplies of product 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 an Other 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. Customer and personal service

    47% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    36% Skill level

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

  4. Production and processing

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    33% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    31% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    28% Skill level

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

  9. Sales and marketing

    27% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    26% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    23% Skill level

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

  12. Economics and accounting

    20% Skill level

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

  13. Chemistry

    20% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    20% Skill level

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

  15. Mechanical

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Foreign language

    17% Skill level

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

  17. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    13% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  19. Law and government

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Food production

    8% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    32% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    30% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Speaking

    30% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Active listening

    29% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    29% Skill level

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

  7. Reading comprehension

    29% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Time management

    27% Skill level

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

  9. Writing

    27% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  10. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  11. Serving others

    25% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Complex problem solving

    25% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    23% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Operation and control

    21% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  15. Instructing

    20% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Learning strategies

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Mathematics

    18% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  18. Operation monitoring

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Active learning

    16% Skill level

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

  20. Persuasion

    14% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Manual dexterity

    50% Skill level

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

  2. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Extent flexibility

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  5. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Static strength

    41% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  7. Near vision

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Finger dexterity

    37% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Multilimb coordination

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Problem spotting

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Categorising

    34% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Deductive reasoning

    34% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Selective attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    34% Skill level

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

  15. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    32% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Speech recognition

    32% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Dynamic strength

    32% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    30% Skill level

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

  20. Stamina

    30% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Doing physically active work

    69% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    65% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    62% Skill level

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

  6. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    55% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    54% Skill level

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

  9. Researching and investigating

    53% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    53% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    52% Skill level

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

  12. Training and teaching others

    52% Skill level

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

  13. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    51% Skill level

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

  15. Helping and caring for others

    51% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  16. Making decisions and solving problems

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    50% Skill level

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

  18. Collecting and organising information

    48% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    42% 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, 53-7064.00 - Packers and Packagers, Hand.

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. Spend time standing

    98% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    90% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Teamwork

    86% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  4. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  5. Walking and running

    82% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  6. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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

    78% Important

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

  9. Physically close to people

    76% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  10. Being exact or accurate

    71% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  11. Health and safety of others

    71% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    70% Important

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

  13. Bending or twisting your body

    67% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  14. Lead or coordinate a team

    66% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  15. Freedom to make decisions

    64% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  16. Unstructured work

    64% Important

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

  17. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    64% Important

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

  18. Pace of work set by equipment

    64% Important

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

  19. Impact of decisions

    62% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Exposure to contaminants

    61% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Support

    43% 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. Independence

    29% 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

    24% Important

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

  5. Working conditions

    24% 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

    19% 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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    14% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% 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, 53-7064.00 - Packers and Packagers, Hand.
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