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Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators

ANZSCO ID 711199

Overview

All Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators

  • $1,063 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators

  • 200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators includes jobs like Brake Lining Maker, Fibre Cement Moulder, Plaster Caster, and Plaster Machine Operator.

You can work as an Other Clay, Concrete, Glass or Stone Processing Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Monitoring the flow of raw materials and products into machines, adjusting valves and controls to specifications.
  • Positioning materials on machines to be cut and worked.
  • Operates mixing, stacking and splitting machines.
  • Sets up and installs moulds and other machine fixtures.
  • Sets up and operates machines to produce molten glass, and regulating temperature of molten glass.
  • Presses and/or pours materials into moulds to form products.
  • Collects and examines samples for conformity to specifications and adjust machine settings accordingly.
  • Sets grinds and cuts edges.
  • Uses hand tools to cut, inscribe and polish.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Other Clay, Concrete, Glass or Stone Processing Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products 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 Manufactured Mineral Products VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators who are reliable, hardworking and can interact well with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    38% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Clerical

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Customer and personal service

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    25% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    25% Skill level

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

  14. Physics

    24% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    24% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Building and construction

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Sociology and anthropology

    15% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  8. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  11. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Troubleshooting

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  16. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Equipment selection

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Writing

    30% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    54% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  14. Reaction time

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Visualization

    43% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  17. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    50% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Collecting and organising information

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    40% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    33% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    31% Skill level

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

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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, 51-9195.07 - Molding and Casting Workers.

Work Environment

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

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Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

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

  2. Spend time standing

    95% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    92% Important

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

  4. Making repetitive motions

    86% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Indoors, not heat controlled

    81% Important

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

  10. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  11. Walking and running

    77% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  12. Face-to-face discussions

    76% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  13. Pace of work set by equipment

    75% Important

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

  14. Exposure to contaminants

    74% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    72% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Bending or twisting your body

    71% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  17. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    70% Important

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

  18. Repeating same tasks

    70% Important

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

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    69% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    68% 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. 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

    62% 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

    38% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    33% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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

    33% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    14% 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, 51-9195.07 - Molding and Casting Workers.

All Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators

  • $1,063 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators

  • 200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 43 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Other Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators includes jobs like Brake Lining Maker, Fibre Cement Moulder, Plaster Caster, and Plaster Machine Operator.

You can work as an Other Clay, Concrete, Glass or Stone Processing Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Monitoring the flow of raw materials and products into machines, adjusting valves and controls to specifications.
  • Positioning materials on machines to be cut and worked.
  • Operates mixing, stacking and splitting machines.
  • Sets up and installs moulds and other machine fixtures.
  • Sets up and operates machines to produce molten glass, and regulating temperature of molten glass.
  • Presses and/or pours materials into moulds to form products.
  • Collects and examines samples for conformity to specifications and adjust machine settings accordingly.
  • Sets grinds and cuts edges.
  • Uses hand tools to cut, inscribe and polish.

You can work as an Other Clay, Concrete, Glass or Stone Processing Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products 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 Manufactured Mineral Products VET training pathways.

Employers look for Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators who are reliable, hardworking and can interact well with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    38% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Administration and management

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Engineering and technology

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Clerical

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Customer and personal service

    29% Skill level

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

  11. Transportation

    28% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    25% Skill level

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

  13. Computers and electronics

    25% Skill level

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

  14. Physics

    24% Skill level

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

  15. Chemistry

    24% Skill level

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

  16. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

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

  17. Sales and marketing

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    20% Skill level

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

  19. Building and construction

    19% Skill level

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

  20. Sociology and anthropology

    15% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active listening

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  8. Quality control analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  11. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Troubleshooting

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  15. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  16. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  18. Learning strategies

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Equipment selection

    32% Skill level

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

  20. Writing

    30% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    54% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  3. Finger dexterity

    46% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Manual dexterity

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Control precision

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  8. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  9. Oral comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  14. Reaction time

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Visualization

    43% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  17. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    66% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Communicating within a team

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Checking for errors or defects

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    50% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Monitoring people, processes and things

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Assessing and evaluating things

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Collecting and organising information

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Making decisions and solving problems

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Looking for changes over time

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Researching and investigating

    40% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Training and teaching others

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    33% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    31% Skill level

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

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, 51-9195.07 - Molding and Casting Workers.

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

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Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    99% Important

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

  2. Spend time standing

    95% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    92% Important

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

  4. Making repetitive motions

    86% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    82% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  8. Teamwork

    82% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Indoors, not heat controlled

    81% Important

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

  10. Contact with people

    80% Important

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

  11. Walking and running

    77% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  12. Face-to-face discussions

    76% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  13. Pace of work set by equipment

    75% Important

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

  14. Exposure to contaminants

    74% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    72% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Bending or twisting your body

    71% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  17. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    70% Important

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

  18. Repeating same tasks

    70% Important

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

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    69% Important

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

  20. Health and safety of others

    68% 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. 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

    62% 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

    38% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    33% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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

    33% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    14% 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.

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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, 51-9195.07 - Molding and Casting Workers.
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