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Other Crop Farm Workers

ANZSCO ID 841299

Overview

All Crop Farm Workers

  • $948 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Other Crop Farm Workers

  • 2,800 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 26% female Gender Share

Other Crop Farm Workers includes jobs like Coffee Plantation Worker, Flower Buncher or Picker, Hop Farm Worker, Lavender Farm Worker, Sugar Cane Planter, Tea Plantation Worker, Tea Tree Farm Worker, and Turf Farm Worker.

You can work as an Other Crop Farm Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in agriculture, production horticulture or rural operations might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Undertakes planting.
  • Using hand tools and farm machines.
  • Operates farm machines to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest produce.
  • Sprays plants with chemicals to control weed growth, insects, fungus growth and diseases.
  • Thins, weeds and hoes row crops, and prunes.
  • Irrigates land for crop growth.
  • Selects and picks produce according to size and ripeness, and discards rotting and over-ripened produce.
  • Grades, sorts, bunches and packs produce into containers.
  • Loads filled produce containers onto trucks.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Other Crop Farm Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in agriculture, production horticulture or rural operations might be helpful.

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 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Crop Farm Workers who are reliable, hardworking and physically fit.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    39% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    34% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    31% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    26% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    24% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Clerical

    23% Skill level

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

  8. Chemistry

    22% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    22% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    21% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    21% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    21% Skill level

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

  13. Biology

    21% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Public safety and security

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

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

  17. Building and construction

    13% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Technical design

    7% Skill level

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

  20. Engineering and technology

    5% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Equipment maintenance

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Management of personnel resources

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  9. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment selection

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Reading comprehension

    29% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Multilimb coordination

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Extent flexibility

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Reaction time

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Rate control

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Depth perception

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Finger dexterity

    38% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Near vision

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Sorting or ordering

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    34% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    60% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    42% Skill level

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

  3. Driving vehicles or equipment

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    37% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    31% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Researching and investigating

    30% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Training and teaching others

    27% Skill level

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

  9. Guiding and directing staff

    27% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    24% Skill level

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

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    22% Skill level

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

  12. Leading and encouraging a team

    22% Skill level

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

  13. Working with mechanical equipment

    21% Skill level

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

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Coaching and developing others

    20% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Monitoring people, processes and things

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    15% Skill level

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

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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, 45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop.

Work Environment

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

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Demands

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

  1. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    99% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

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

    92% Important

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

  3. Exposure to contaminants

    90% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Pace of work set by equipment

    85% Important

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

  6. Health and safety of others

    84% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  7. In an open vehicle or equipment

    84% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  8. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  10. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    79% Important

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

  11. Automation of tasks

    79% Important

    Do tasks that are mostly automated.

  12. Consequence of error

    78% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Unstructured work

    76% Important

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

  15. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    75% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  16. Bending or twisting your body

    70% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  17. Freedom to make decisions

    70% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  18. Impact of decisions

    66% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    65% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    64% Important

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

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Support

    52% 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. 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.

  4. Achievement

    24% Important

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

  5. Independence

    24% 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

    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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  4. Creative

    14% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    14% 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, 45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop.

All Crop Farm Workers

  • $948 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Other Crop Farm Workers

  • 2,800 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 65% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 45 hours Average full-time
  • 39 years Average age
  • 26% female Gender Share

Other Crop Farm Workers includes jobs like Coffee Plantation Worker, Flower Buncher or Picker, Hop Farm Worker, Lavender Farm Worker, Sugar Cane Planter, Tea Plantation Worker, Tea Tree Farm Worker, and Turf Farm Worker.

You can work as an Other Crop Farm Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in agriculture, production horticulture or rural operations might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Undertakes planting.
  • Using hand tools and farm machines.
  • Operates farm machines to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest produce.
  • Sprays plants with chemicals to control weed growth, insects, fungus growth and diseases.
  • Thins, weeds and hoes row crops, and prunes.
  • Irrigates land for crop growth.
  • Selects and picks produce according to size and ripeness, and discards rotting and over-ripened produce.
  • Grades, sorts, bunches and packs produce into containers.
  • Loads filled produce containers onto trucks.

You can work as an Other Crop Farm Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in agriculture, production horticulture or rural operations might be helpful.

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 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Employers look for Crop Farm Workers who are reliable, hardworking and physically fit.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    39% Skill level

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

  2. Education and training

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    34% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    31% Skill level

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

  5. Mechanical

    26% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    24% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Clerical

    23% Skill level

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

  8. Chemistry

    22% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    22% Skill level

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

  10. Transportation

    21% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    21% Skill level

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

  12. Administration and management

    21% Skill level

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

  13. Biology

    21% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  15. Public safety and security

    17% Skill level

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

  16. Economics and accounting

    15% Skill level

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

  17. Building and construction

    13% Skill level

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

  18. Communications and media

    13% Skill level

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

  19. Technical design

    7% Skill level

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

  20. Engineering and technology

    5% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Operation monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  6. Equipment maintenance

    39% Skill level

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

  7. Management of personnel resources

    39% Skill level

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

  8. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  9. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Instructing

    36% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment selection

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Quality control analysis

    32% Skill level

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

  19. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Reading comprehension

    29% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Multilimb coordination

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Trunk strength

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Extent flexibility

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  8. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Reaction time

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Far vision

    39% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Rate control

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Depth perception

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Finger dexterity

    38% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Near vision

    36% Skill level

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

  19. Sorting or ordering

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    34% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    60% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    42% Skill level

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

  3. Driving vehicles or equipment

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    37% Skill level

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

  5. Controlling equipment or machines

    34% Skill level

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

  6. Building good relationships

    31% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  7. Researching and investigating

    30% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  8. Training and teaching others

    27% Skill level

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

  9. Guiding and directing staff

    27% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    24% Skill level

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

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    22% Skill level

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

  12. Leading and encouraging a team

    22% Skill level

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

  13. Working with mechanical equipment

    21% Skill level

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

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    21% Skill level

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

  15. Communicating within a team

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Coaching and developing others

    20% Skill level

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

  17. Assessing and evaluating things

    20% Skill level

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

  18. Monitoring people, processes and things

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Checking for errors or defects

    15% Skill level

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

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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, 45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop.

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

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Demands

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

  1. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    99% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

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

    92% Important

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

  3. Exposure to contaminants

    90% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Pace of work set by equipment

    85% Important

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

  6. Health and safety of others

    84% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  7. In an open vehicle or equipment

    84% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  8. Teamwork

    83% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  10. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    79% Important

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

  11. Automation of tasks

    79% Important

    Do tasks that are mostly automated.

  12. Consequence of error

    78% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  13. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  14. Unstructured work

    76% Important

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

  15. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    75% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  16. Bending or twisting your body

    70% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  17. Freedom to make decisions

    70% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  18. Impact of decisions

    66% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Making repetitive motions

    65% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  20. Responsible for outcomes

    64% Important

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

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Support

    52% 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. 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.

  4. Achievement

    24% Important

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

  5. Independence

    24% 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

    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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    29% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  4. Creative

    14% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    14% 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, 45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop.
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