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Engineering Patternmakers

ANZSCO ID 323411

Overview

All Toolmakers and Engineering Patternmakers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Engineering Patternmakers

  • 270 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 22% female Gender Share

Engineering Patternmakers construct full-size engineering models usually made out of timber, which are used in manufacturing to produce metal castings, copy models, vacuum form tooling and tooling for the automotive, aircraft or fibreglass industries.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in engineering - fabrication trade to work as an Engineering Patternmaker.

Tasks
  • Studies, drawings and specifications to determine dimensions and tolerances of articles to be manufactured and models to be constructed.
  • Measures and marks out metal stock and castings using various gauges.
  • Shapes metal and wood stock using machine tools.
  • Checks accuracy of manufactured articles and finished patterns to fine tolerances, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Tests and modifies manufactured articles.
  • Applies protective finishes to patterns and paints pattern sections to indicate method of assembly.
  • Assembles pattern sections and shapes work pieces to specified finish.
  • Pours and spreads materials into moulds and over models of patterns, and builds laminations of fibreglass cloth and plastic resin to fabricate patterns.
  • Repairs broken and damaged patterns and corrects patterns to compensate for defects in casting.
  • Constructs templates for layout and inspection.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a certificate III or IV in engineering - fabrication trade to work as an Engineering Patternmaker.

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 Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Toolmakers and Engineering Patternmakers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Technical design

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Building and construction

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Customer and personal service

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    14% Skill level

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

  19. Clerical

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    7% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Operations analysis

    41% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  9. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Equipment selection

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  19. Coordination with others

    32% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  20. Management of financial resources

    32% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Manual dexterity

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Reaction time

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Finger dexterity

    50% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  9. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Written comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  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. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  19. Speech recognition

    39% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Speech clarity

    30% 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

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    55% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    53% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  5. Thinking creatively

    50% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  6. Doing physically active work

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Monitoring people, processes and things

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Making sense of information and ideas

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    33% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    29% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    26% Skill level

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

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-7032.00 - Patternmakers, Wood.

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

    98% Important

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

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

    95% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Dangerous equipment

    93% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Exposure to contaminants

    91% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  7. Spend time standing

    84% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  8. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  9. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    75% Important

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

  13. Teamwork

    73% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Contact with people

    73% Important

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

  15. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Indoors, not heat controlled

    71% Important

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

  18. Walking and running

    68% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  19. Health and safety of others

    65% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to 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

    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. Independence

    48% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    45% 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

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% 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. Analytical

    62% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    57% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-7032.00 - Patternmakers, Wood.

All Toolmakers and Engineering Patternmakers

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Engineering Patternmakers

  • 270 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 22% female Gender Share

Engineering Patternmakers construct full-size engineering models usually made out of timber, which are used in manufacturing to produce metal castings, copy models, vacuum form tooling and tooling for the automotive, aircraft or fibreglass industries.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in engineering - fabrication trade to work as an Engineering Patternmaker.

Tasks
  • Studies, drawings and specifications to determine dimensions and tolerances of articles to be manufactured and models to be constructed.
  • Measures and marks out metal stock and castings using various gauges.
  • Shapes metal and wood stock using machine tools.
  • Checks accuracy of manufactured articles and finished patterns to fine tolerances, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Tests and modifies manufactured articles.
  • Applies protective finishes to patterns and paints pattern sections to indicate method of assembly.
  • Assembles pattern sections and shapes work pieces to specified finish.
  • Pours and spreads materials into moulds and over models of patterns, and builds laminations of fibreglass cloth and plastic resin to fabricate patterns.
  • Repairs broken and damaged patterns and corrects patterns to compensate for defects in casting.
  • Constructs templates for layout and inspection.

You usually need a certificate III or IV in engineering - fabrication trade to work as an Engineering Patternmaker.

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 Manufacturing and Metal and Engineering VET training pathways.

Employers look for Toolmakers and Engineering Patternmakers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    68% Skill level

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

  2. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Technical design

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Engineering and technology

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Building and construction

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  9. Education and training

    35% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    32% Skill level

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

  11. Customer and personal service

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Chemistry

    28% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    23% Skill level

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

  14. Public safety and security

    23% Skill level

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

  15. Physics

    23% Skill level

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

  16. Sales and marketing

    18% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    15% Skill level

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

  18. Psychology

    14% Skill level

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

  19. Clerical

    14% Skill level

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

  20. Economics and accounting

    7% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Reading comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  4. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  7. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Operations analysis

    41% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  9. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Judgment and decision making

    37% Skill level

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

  12. Time management

    37% Skill level

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

  13. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Active learning

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Equipment selection

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Equipment maintenance

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  19. Coordination with others

    32% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  20. Management of financial resources

    32% Skill level

    Figuring out how money is needed to do something, and keeping track of the money that's being spent.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Control precision

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  3. Arm-hand steadiness

    54% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  4. Manual dexterity

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Reaction time

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Visualization

    52% Skill level

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

  7. Finger dexterity

    50% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  8. Oral comprehension

    50% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  9. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Written comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  11. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  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. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Depth perception

    39% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  19. Speech recognition

    39% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Speech clarity

    30% 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

    78% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    76% Skill level

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

  3. Building good relationships

    55% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  4. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    53% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  5. Thinking creatively

    50% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  6. Doing physically active work

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    47% Skill level

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

  8. Planning and prioritising work

    46% Skill level

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

  9. Making decisions and solving problems

    46% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    44% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    41% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    39% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Monitoring people, processes and things

    38% Skill level

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

  15. Looking for changes over time

    38% Skill level

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

  16. Making sense of information and ideas

    37% Skill level

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

  17. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    33% Skill level

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

  18. Working with computers

    33% Skill level

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

  19. Explaining things to people

    29% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Driving vehicles or equipment

    26% Skill level

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

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-7032.00 - Patternmakers, Wood.

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

    98% Important

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

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

    95% Important

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

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    95% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Dangerous equipment

    93% Important

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

  5. Being exact or accurate

    92% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  6. Exposure to contaminants

    91% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  7. Spend time standing

    84% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  8. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  9. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Unstructured work

    83% Important

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

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    81% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    75% Important

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

  13. Teamwork

    73% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Contact with people

    73% Important

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

  15. Frequent decision making

    72% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  16. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  17. Indoors, not heat controlled

    71% Important

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

  18. Walking and running

    68% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  19. Health and safety of others

    65% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Physically close to people

    64% Important

    Work physically close to 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

    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. Independence

    48% Important

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

  4. Working conditions

    45% 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

    38% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    38% 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. Analytical

    62% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    57% Important

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

  4. Creative

    57% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-7032.00 - Patternmakers, Wood.
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