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Other Food Trades Assistants

ANZSCO ID 851299

Overview

All Food Trades Assistants

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Other Food Trades Assistants

  • 970 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 29% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 31 years Average age
  • 48% female Gender Share

Other Food Trades Assistantsinclude jobs like Butcher's Assistant, Chef's Assistant, and Cook's Assistant.

You can work as an Other Food Trades Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in cookery, butchery or hospitality might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Gathering food ingredients in preparation for cooking and serving.
  • Gathering pots and pans in preparation for cooking food ingredients.
  • Weighing and measuring ingredients.
  • Washing, peeling, cutting, slicing and dicing ingredients for cooking and serving.
  • Cutting and grinding meat, poultry and seafood in preparation for cooking.
  • Removing cooked food from ovens and food warmers.
  • Washing work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware.
  • Storing food supplies, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware in refrigerators, cupboards, pantries and other storage areas.
  • Advising when food supplies are low.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Other Food Trades Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in cookery, butchery or hospitality 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 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Food Trade Assistants who are reliable, interact well with customers and team members and are polite and courteous.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Customer and personal service

    34% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    29% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    27% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    26% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    25% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    24% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    22% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    20% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    19% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Physics

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    30% Skill level

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

  4. Time management

    30% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    30% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Speaking

    29% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Critical thinking

    29% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    27% Skill level

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

  10. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    27% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Complex problem solving

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    25% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    25% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    23% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Mathematics

    21% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Active learning

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Persuasion

    20% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Negotiation

    18% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Operation monitoring

    18% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Manual dexterity

    37% Skill level

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

  4. Near vision

    37% Skill level

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

  5. Trunk strength

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    36% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Finger dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Categorising

    36% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Oral expression

    34% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Problem spotting

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Stamina

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Selective attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Colour discrimination

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Speed of limb movement

    32% Skill level

    Quickly move the arms and legs.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    30% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Speech clarity

    29% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Static strength

    29% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  20. Inductive reasoning

    27% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    54% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Doing physically active work

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    33% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Helping and caring for others

    28% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Controlling equipment or machines

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    26% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    24% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    22% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 35-2021.00 - Food Preparation 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.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Spend time standing

    99% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  3. Physically close to people

    80% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Health and safety of others

    79% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  5. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    79% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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

    78% Important

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

  8. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Walking and running

    76% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  11. Face-to-face discussions

    76% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  12. Making repetitive motions

    75% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  13. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    75% Important

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

  14. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    73% Important

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

  15. Repeating same tasks

    72% Important

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

  16. Unstructured work

    69% Important

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

  17. Telephone

    65% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  18. Impact of decisions

    63% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    62% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Bending or twisting your body

    62% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    67% 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

    67% 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

    24% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

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, 35-2021.00 - Food Preparation Workers.

All Food Trades Assistants

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Other Food Trades Assistants

  • 970 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 29% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 31 years Average age
  • 48% female Gender Share

Other Food Trades Assistantsinclude jobs like Butcher's Assistant, Chef's Assistant, and Cook's Assistant.

You can work as an Other Food Trades Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in cookery, butchery or hospitality might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Gathering food ingredients in preparation for cooking and serving.
  • Gathering pots and pans in preparation for cooking food ingredients.
  • Weighing and measuring ingredients.
  • Washing, peeling, cutting, slicing and dicing ingredients for cooking and serving.
  • Cutting and grinding meat, poultry and seafood in preparation for cooking.
  • Removing cooked food from ovens and food warmers.
  • Washing work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware.
  • Storing food supplies, equipment, utensils, dishes and silverware in refrigerators, cupboards, pantries and other storage areas.
  • Advising when food supplies are low.

You can work as an Other Food Trades Assistant without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in cookery, butchery or hospitality 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 Tourism, Travel and Hospitality VET training pathways.

Employers look for Food Trade Assistants who are reliable, interact well with customers and team members and are polite and courteous.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Food production

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    39% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Customer and personal service

    34% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

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

  6. Public safety and security

    29% Skill level

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

  7. Administration and management

    29% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    27% Skill level

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

  9. Production and processing

    26% Skill level

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

  10. Psychology

    25% Skill level

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

  11. Computers and electronics

    24% Skill level

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

  12. Sales and marketing

    24% Skill level

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

  13. Law and government

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Transportation

    22% Skill level

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

  15. Communications and media

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    20% Skill level

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

  17. Engineering and technology

    19% Skill level

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

  18. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Economics and accounting

    17% Skill level

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

  20. Physics

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Active listening

    32% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring

    30% Skill level

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

  4. Time management

    30% Skill level

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

  5. Serving others

    30% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Speaking

    29% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  7. Critical thinking

    29% Skill level

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

  8. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  9. Judgment and decision making

    27% Skill level

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

  10. Quality control analysis

    27% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    27% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Complex problem solving

    27% Skill level

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

  13. Instructing

    25% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  14. Learning strategies

    25% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    23% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Mathematics

    21% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  17. Active learning

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Persuasion

    20% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Negotiation

    18% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  20. Operation monitoring

    18% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Extent flexibility

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Manual dexterity

    37% Skill level

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

  4. Near vision

    37% Skill level

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

  5. Trunk strength

    37% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    36% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Finger dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Categorising

    36% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  9. Oral expression

    34% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Problem spotting

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  12. Stamina

    34% Skill level

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

  13. Selective attention

    34% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Colour discrimination

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Speed of limb movement

    32% Skill level

    Quickly move the arms and legs.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    30% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Speech clarity

    29% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Static strength

    29% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  20. Inductive reasoning

    27% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Building good relationships

    54% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  2. Doing physically active work

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Handling and moving objects

    41% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    38% Skill level

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

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Checking for errors or defects

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    33% Skill level

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

  9. Training and teaching others

    32% Skill level

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

  10. Monitoring people, processes and things

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    30% Skill level

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

  13. Helping and caring for others

    28% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  14. Coaching and developing others

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Controlling equipment or machines

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Assessing and evaluating things

    26% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    24% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    24% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Leading and encouraging a team

    23% Skill level

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

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    22% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 35-2021.00 - Food Preparation 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.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Spend time standing

    99% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  2. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  3. Physically close to people

    80% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  4. Health and safety of others

    79% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  5. Time pressure

    79% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    79% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

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

    78% Important

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

  8. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    77% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Walking and running

    76% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  11. Face-to-face discussions

    76% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  12. Making repetitive motions

    75% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  13. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    75% Important

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

  14. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    73% Important

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

  15. Repeating same tasks

    72% Important

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

  16. Unstructured work

    69% Important

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

  17. Telephone

    65% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  18. Impact of decisions

    63% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Lead or coordinate a team

    62% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  20. Bending or twisting your body

    62% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

Values

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

  1. Relationships

    67% 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

    67% 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

    24% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    86% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    38% Important

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

  4. Helping

    38% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  6. Creative

    19% Important

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

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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, 35-2021.00 - Food Preparation Workers.
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