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Other Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators

ANZSCO ID 711799

Overview

All Textile & Footwear Production Machine Operators

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Other Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators

  • 400 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 25% female Gender Share

Other Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators includes jobs like Feltmaker, Net Maker, Rope Making Machine Operator, and Tufting Machine Operator.

You can work as an Other Textile or Footwear Production Machine Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Prepares machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments and components for specialised functions.
  • Sets and operates controls used to regulate processing operations.
  • Starts machines and monitors operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation.
  • Cuts and machines leather and synthetic shoe uppers, and makes shoes using moulded and cement construction techniques.
  • Threads loom shuttles with cross-yarn arms.
  • Positions and feeds machines with fibre packages.
  • Repairs broken yarns by tying and splicing ends.
  • Loads drums with textiles and dye.
  • Examines finished products for defects and variations.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as an Other Textile or Footwear Production Machine Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Textiles, Clothing & Footwear VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Textile & Footwear 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

    37% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    36% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    35% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    28% Skill level

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

  7. Mechanical

    24% Skill level

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

  8. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    20% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    19% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Sales and marketing

    19% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  13. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  14. Computers and electronics

    13% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    12% Skill level

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

  16. Chemistry

    12% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    9% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    9% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    8% Skill level

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

  20. Technical design

    8% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Troubleshooting

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    32% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Time management

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Writing

    27% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Equipment selection

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Repairing

    23% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  20. Serving others

    23% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Finger dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Reaction time

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Auditory attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  13. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    38% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Hearing sensitivity

    36% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  20. Speech clarity

    36% 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

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Working with mechanical equipment

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Building good relationships

    36% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  13. Researching and investigating

    35% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Planning and prioritising work

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    26% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Coaching and developing others

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Making decisions and solving problems

    24% Skill level

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

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, 51-6063.00 - Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, 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. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    96% Important

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

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Spend time standing

    95% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Walking and running

    91% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    87% Important

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

  6. Exposure to contaminants

    86% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  7. Pace of work set by equipment

    86% Important

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

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    83% Important

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

  9. Bending or twisting your body

    79% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  10. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Face-to-face discussions

    71% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  13. Dangerous equipment

    65% Important

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

  14. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

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

  15. Contact with people

    63% Important

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

  16. Teamwork

    59% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  17. Time pressure

    59% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Health and safety of others

    58% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    58% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Cramped work space

    57% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Working conditions

    36% 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

    29% 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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% 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. Creative

    33% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 51-6063.00 - Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

All Textile & Footwear Production Machine Operators

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Other Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators

  • 400 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 25% female Gender Share

Other Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators includes jobs like Feltmaker, Net Maker, Rope Making Machine Operator, and Tufting Machine Operator.

You can work as an Other Textile or Footwear Production Machine Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Prepares machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments and components for specialised functions.
  • Sets and operates controls used to regulate processing operations.
  • Starts machines and monitors operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation.
  • Cuts and machines leather and synthetic shoe uppers, and makes shoes using moulded and cement construction techniques.
  • Threads loom shuttles with cross-yarn arms.
  • Positions and feeds machines with fibre packages.
  • Repairs broken yarns by tying and splicing ends.
  • Loads drums with textiles and dye.
  • Examines finished products for defects and variations.

You can work as an Other Textile or Footwear Production Machine Operator without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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 Textiles, Clothing & Footwear VET training pathways.

Employers look for Textile & Footwear 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

    37% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    36% Skill level

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

  3. English language

    35% Skill level

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

  4. Clerical

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Public safety and security

    31% Skill level

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

  6. Education and training

    28% Skill level

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

  7. Mechanical

    24% Skill level

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

  8. Economics and accounting

    22% Skill level

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

  9. Customer and personal service

    20% Skill level

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

  10. Mathematics

    19% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  11. Sales and marketing

    19% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    18% Skill level

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

  13. Transportation

    17% Skill level

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

  14. Computers and electronics

    13% Skill level

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

  15. Engineering and technology

    12% Skill level

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

  16. Chemistry

    12% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    9% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    9% Skill level

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

  19. Law and government

    8% Skill level

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

  20. Technical design

    8% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  3. Operation and control

    41% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  4. Active listening

    36% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    36% Skill level

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

  6. Quality control analysis

    36% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  9. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  10. Troubleshooting

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Coordination with others

    32% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  12. Reading comprehension

    32% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Time management

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  15. Complex problem solving

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Social perceptiveness

    27% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  17. Writing

    27% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Equipment selection

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Repairing

    23% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  20. Serving others

    23% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    52% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Control precision

    52% Skill level

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

  3. Finger dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Manual dexterity

    45% Skill level

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

  5. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Oral expression

    45% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Extent flexibility

    45% Skill level

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

  8. Reaction time

    45% Skill level

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

  9. Near vision

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Multilimb coordination

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Trunk strength

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Auditory attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  13. Colour discrimination

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  16. Categorising

    39% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    38% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Hearing sensitivity

    36% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  20. Speech clarity

    36% 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

    76% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    69% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    52% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  7. Monitoring people, processes and things

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Looking for changes over time

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Working with mechanical equipment

    42% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    38% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    38% Skill level

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

  12. Building good relationships

    36% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  13. Researching and investigating

    35% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    30% Skill level

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

  15. Training and teaching others

    29% Skill level

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

  16. Planning and prioritising work

    28% Skill level

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

  17. Documenting or recording information

    26% Skill level

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

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Coaching and developing others

    24% Skill level

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

  20. Making decisions and solving problems

    24% Skill level

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

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, 51-6063.00 - Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, 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. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    96% Important

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

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    95% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Spend time standing

    95% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Walking and running

    91% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    87% Important

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

  6. Exposure to contaminants

    86% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  7. Pace of work set by equipment

    86% Important

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

  8. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    83% Important

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

  9. Bending or twisting your body

    79% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  10. Making repetitive motions

    73% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Face-to-face discussions

    71% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  13. Dangerous equipment

    65% Important

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

  14. Repeating same tasks

    64% Important

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

  15. Contact with people

    63% Important

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

  16. Teamwork

    59% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  17. Time pressure

    59% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  18. Health and safety of others

    58% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  19. Angry or unpleasant people

    58% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  20. Cramped work space

    57% Important

    Work in an awkward position or in cramped work spaces.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Working conditions

    36% 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

    29% 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

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    71% 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. Creative

    33% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    19% 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, 51-6063.00 - Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.
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