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Other Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators

ANZSCO ID 711599

Overview

All Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators

  • $1,294 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Other Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators

  • 130 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 13% female Gender Share

Other Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators includes jobs like Thermoforming Machine Operator.

You can work as an Other Plastics or Rubber Production Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in polymer processing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Operates controls to regulate temperature, pressure, speed and flow of operation.
  • Measures and loads materials, items and ingredients for mixing into machines and feeding mechanisms.
  • Monitors operation, regulates material supply and adds chemicals and colorants to mixture.
  • Threads uncoated wire and cable through plastic coating machines, around take-up reels and through dies and cooling chambers.
  • Lays casings, beads, ply and rubber sheets on moulds.
  • Operates rollers to remove air.
  • Operates vulcaniser presses and controls curing.
  • Examines output for defects and conformity to specifications.
  • Performs minor repairs and maintains production records.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Other Plastics or Rubber Production Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in polymer processing 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 Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Plastics and Rubber Production 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

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    50% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    40% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    35% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    22% Skill level

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

  16. Physics

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Technical design

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    54% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Equipment maintenance

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Troubleshooting

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Repairing

    41% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  9. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Writing

    32% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Static strength

    50% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  3. Control precision

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Extent flexibility

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Reaction time

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  8. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Rate control

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Stamina

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Leading and encouraging a team

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Working with mechanical equipment

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Building good relationships

    46% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  14. Training and teaching others

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Driving vehicles or equipment

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    37% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Collecting and organising information

    35% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    34% Skill level

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

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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, 51-9191.00 - Adhesive Bonding Machine 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. Exposure to contaminants

    96% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

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

    93% Important

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

  3. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  4. Spend time standing

    92% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    91% Important

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

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Pace of work set by equipment

    80% Important

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

  11. Responsible for outcomes

    80% Important

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

  12. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  14. Being exact or accurate

    78% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  15. Dangerous equipment

    77% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  16. Consequence of error

    76% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  17. Health and safety of others

    76% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  18. Walking and running

    76% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  19. Physically close to people

    76% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% 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. 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.

  3. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    31% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9191.00 - Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders.

All Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators

  • $1,294 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Other Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators

  • 130 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 13% female Gender Share

Other Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators includes jobs like Thermoforming Machine Operator.

You can work as an Other Plastics or Rubber Production Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in polymer processing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Operates controls to regulate temperature, pressure, speed and flow of operation.
  • Measures and loads materials, items and ingredients for mixing into machines and feeding mechanisms.
  • Monitors operation, regulates material supply and adds chemicals and colorants to mixture.
  • Threads uncoated wire and cable through plastic coating machines, around take-up reels and through dies and cooling chambers.
  • Lays casings, beads, ply and rubber sheets on moulds.
  • Operates rollers to remove air.
  • Operates vulcaniser presses and controls curing.
  • Examines output for defects and conformity to specifications.
  • Performs minor repairs and maintains production records.

You can work as an Other Plastics or Rubber Production Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in polymer processing 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 Plastics, Rubber & Cablemaking VET training pathways.

Employers look for Plastics and Rubber Production 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

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    58% Skill level

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

  3. Education and training

    50% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Chemistry

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Computers and electronics

    44% Skill level

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

  7. Mathematics

    40% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  8. Public safety and security

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    36% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    35% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    33% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    31% Skill level

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

  13. Psychology

    31% Skill level

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

  14. Sales and marketing

    26% Skill level

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

  15. Transportation

    22% Skill level

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

  16. Physics

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Economics and accounting

    18% Skill level

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

  19. Technical design

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    54% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Equipment maintenance

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  6. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Troubleshooting

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Repairing

    41% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  9. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Complex problem solving

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  16. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  17. Social perceptiveness

    34% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  18. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Writing

    32% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Multilimb coordination

    52% Skill level

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

  2. Static strength

    50% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  3. Control precision

    48% Skill level

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

  4. Extent flexibility

    48% Skill level

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

  5. Reaction time

    48% Skill level

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

  6. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  8. Finger dexterity

    45% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  10. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Rate control

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Trunk strength

    45% Skill level

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

  13. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  14. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  19. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Stamina

    37% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    89% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    70% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    60% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  6. Leading and encouraging a team

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Assessing and evaluating things

    50% Skill level

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

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    47% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    47% Skill level

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

  12. Working with mechanical equipment

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Building good relationships

    46% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  14. Training and teaching others

    44% Skill level

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

  15. Driving vehicles or equipment

    40% Skill level

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

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    39% Skill level

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

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    38% Skill level

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

  18. Researching and investigating

    37% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Collecting and organising information

    35% Skill level

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

  20. Documenting or recording information

    34% Skill level

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

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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, 51-9191.00 - Adhesive Bonding Machine 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.

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Demands

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

  1. Exposure to contaminants

    96% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

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

    93% Important

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

  3. Contact with people

    92% Important

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

  4. Spend time standing

    92% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    91% Important

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

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  7. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    83% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Time pressure

    82% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Pace of work set by equipment

    80% Important

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

  11. Responsible for outcomes

    80% Important

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

  12. Impact of decisions

    78% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  14. Being exact or accurate

    78% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  15. Dangerous equipment

    77% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  16. Consequence of error

    76% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  17. Health and safety of others

    76% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  18. Walking and running

    76% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  19. Physically close to people

    76% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Frequent decision making

    75% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

Values

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

  1. Support

    71% 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. 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.

  3. Achievement

    38% Important

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

  4. 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.

  5. Working conditions

    31% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    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

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  3. Enterprising

    29% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9191.00 - Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders.
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