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Other Machine Operators

ANZSCO ID 7119

Overview

All Other Machine Operators

  • $1,387 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 16,200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 38% female Gender Share

Other Machine Operators includes a range of occupations such as Chemical Production Machine Operators, Motion Picture Projectionists, Sand Blasters and Sterilisation Technicians.

You can work as an Other Machine Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful.

Tasks
  • operates machines to produce chemical goods such as soaps, detergents, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and explosives
  • operates film projection and related sound reproduction equipment
  • operates sandblasting machines to clean and grind metal products and other hard surfaces
  • cleans, sterilises and packages surgical instruments and other hospital equipment, soft goods and linen in a sterilisation service facility

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Other Machine Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful.

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 Chemical, Hydrocarbons & Refining VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Other Machine Operators who are hardworking, can work well with others and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Chemistry

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Engineering and technology

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. English language

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Physics

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Customer and personal service

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Psychology

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    55% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  15. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Troubleshooting

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  20. Learning strategies

    36% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Perceptual speed

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Control precision

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Reaction time

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Written expression

    45% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Rate control

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Doing physically active work

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Training and teaching others

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Collecting and organising information

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Documenting or recording information

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Explaining things to people

    47% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  17. Researching and investigating

    46% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    40% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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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, 51-9011.00 - Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders.

Work Environment

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

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Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Exposure to contaminants

    94% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  4. Dangerous conditions

    91% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  5. Health and safety of others

    89% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  6. Electronic mail

    88% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    87% Important

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

  9. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Very hot or cold temperatures

    85% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  11. Indoors, not heat controlled

    84% Important

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

  12. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  13. Pace of work set by equipment

    83% Important

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

  14. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    82% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Consequence of error

    80% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    79% Important

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

  20. Repeating same tasks

    77% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    86% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    62% 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    52% 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

    48% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    48% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9011.00 - Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders.

All Other Machine Operators

  • $1,387 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth
  • 16,200 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 68% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 44 years Average age
  • 38% female Gender Share

Other Machine Operators includes a range of occupations such as Chemical Production Machine Operators, Motion Picture Projectionists, Sand Blasters and Sterilisation Technicians.

You can work as an Other Machine Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful.

Tasks
  • operates machines to produce chemical goods such as soaps, detergents, pharmaceuticals, toiletries and explosives
  • operates film projection and related sound reproduction equipment
  • operates sandblasting machines to clean and grind metal products and other hard surfaces
  • cleans, sterilises and packages surgical instruments and other hospital equipment, soft goods and linen in a sterilisation service facility

You can work as an Other Machine Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful.

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 Chemical, Hydrocarbons & Refining VET training pathways.

Employers look for Other Machine Operators who are hardworking, can work well with others and are reliable.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Chemistry

    68% Skill level

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

  3. Mechanical

    64% Skill level

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

  4. Computers and electronics

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Engineering and technology

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Education and training

    56% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    55% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. English language

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Clerical

    50% Skill level

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

  11. Law and government

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Technical design

    44% Skill level

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

  13. Public safety and security

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Personnel and human resources

    42% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Physics

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Customer and personal service

    35% Skill level

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

  18. Telecommunications

    28% Skill level

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

  19. Psychology

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Communications and media

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    55% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    48% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Active listening

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    45% Skill level

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

  7. Coordination with others

    45% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  11. Writing

    43% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  12. Active learning

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  15. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Troubleshooting

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Equipment maintenance

    37% Skill level

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

  18. Social perceptiveness

    37% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  20. Learning strategies

    36% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    55% Skill level

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

  4. Perceptual speed

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    52% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Control precision

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

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

  10. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Reaction time

    48% Skill level

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

  12. Deductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  13. Far vision

    45% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  14. Written expression

    45% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

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

  16. Inductive reasoning

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Rate control

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    72% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    71% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Monitoring people, processes and things

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    63% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Doing physically active work

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    56% Skill level

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

  10. Training and teaching others

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Collecting and organising information

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Checking compliance with standards

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Making sense of information and ideas

    52% Skill level

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

  14. Documenting or recording information

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Coordinating the work of a team

    47% Skill level

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

  16. Explaining things to people

    47% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  17. Researching and investigating

    46% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    40% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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, 51-9011.00 - Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    100% Important

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

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    94% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Exposure to contaminants

    94% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  4. Dangerous conditions

    91% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  5. Health and safety of others

    89% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  6. Electronic mail

    88% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  7. Teamwork

    88% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    87% Important

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

  9. Being exact or accurate

    86% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Very hot or cold temperatures

    85% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  11. Indoors, not heat controlled

    84% Important

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

  12. Contact with people

    83% Important

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

  13. Pace of work set by equipment

    83% Important

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

  14. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    82% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  15. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  16. Time pressure

    80% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  17. Consequence of error

    80% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  18. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    79% Important

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

  20. Repeating same tasks

    77% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    86% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  2. Independence

    62% 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Working conditions

    52% 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

    48% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    33% 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

    48% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    29% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  5. Creative

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9011.00 - Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders.
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