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Seafood Process Workers

ANZSCO ID 831313

Overview

All Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers

  • $1,028 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Seafood Process Workers

  • 1,800 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 53% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 32% female Gender Share

Seafood Process Workers scale, clean, fillet, cut, shell, grade and package fish and shellfish.

Specialisations: Abalone Sheller, Oyster Opener.

You can work as a Seafood Process Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I, II or III in seafood processing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Sorts, inspects and grades seafood products for size and quality.
  • Prepares seafood by skinning, trimming, washing, gilling, gutting, filleting, shucking, descaling, cooking, smoking, preserving and/or canning fish, shellfish and molluscs.
  • Operates machines which slice, peel, skin and crumb seafood.
  • Counts and packs prepared seafood for freezing.
  • Packs frozen seafood blocks into cartons after freezing, in order to prepare stock for dispatch.
  • Loads seafood products into trucks.
  • Cleans and sanitises equipment and work areas.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Seafood Process Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I, II or III in seafood 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 Australian Meat Processing and Seafood Industry VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers who are reliable physically fit and have a good work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Food production

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Education and training

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Sales and marketing

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    28% Skill level

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

  12. Biology

    28% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  13. English language

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    19% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    37% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Negotiation

    30% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  11. Operation monitoring

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Reading comprehension

    30% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  15. Operation and control

    29% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  16. Quality control analysis

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    29% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Learning strategies

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Active learning

    25% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    39% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Speech recognition

    39% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  3. Problem spotting

    38% Skill level

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

  4. Arm-hand steadiness

    38% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  5. Categorising

    38% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  6. Oral comprehension

    38% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Trunk strength

    38% Skill level

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

  8. Control precision

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Finger dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  11. Near vision

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Manual dexterity

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Reaction time

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Visualization

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Inductive reasoning

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    29% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Multilimb coordination

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Rate control

    25% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    44% Skill level

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

  4. Training and teaching others

    44% Skill level

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

  5. Coaching and developing others

    35% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    35% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    33% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    31% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Guiding and directing staff

    28% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    26% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Coordinating the work of a team

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Giving expert advice

    18% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  20. Helping and caring for others

    15% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

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, 51-3022.00 - Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers.

Work Environment

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    89% Important

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

  3. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    87% Important

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

  4. Physically close to people

    86% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  5. Contact with people

    79% Important

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

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    76% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    74% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Responsible for outcomes

    74% Important

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

  9. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    71% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Very hot or cold temperatures

    71% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  13. Pace of work set by equipment

    70% Important

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

  14. Making repetitive motions

    69% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  15. Dangerous equipment

    69% Important

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

  16. Telephone

    69% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  17. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    67% Important

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

  18. Teamwork

    67% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Unstructured work

    64% Important

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

  20. Repeating same tasks

    63% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    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

    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.

  4. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  5. Independence

    29% 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

    29% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  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, 51-3022.00 - Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers.

All Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers

  • $1,028 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Seafood Process Workers

  • 1,800 workers Employment Size
  • Entry level Skill level rating
  • 53% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 42 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 32% female Gender Share

Seafood Process Workers scale, clean, fillet, cut, shell, grade and package fish and shellfish.

Specialisations: Abalone Sheller, Oyster Opener.

You can work as a Seafood Process Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I, II or III in seafood processing might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Sorts, inspects and grades seafood products for size and quality.
  • Prepares seafood by skinning, trimming, washing, gilling, gutting, filleting, shucking, descaling, cooking, smoking, preserving and/or canning fish, shellfish and molluscs.
  • Operates machines which slice, peel, skin and crumb seafood.
  • Counts and packs prepared seafood for freezing.
  • Packs frozen seafood blocks into cartons after freezing, in order to prepare stock for dispatch.
  • Loads seafood products into trucks.
  • Cleans and sanitises equipment and work areas.

You can work as a Seafood Process Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I, II or III in seafood 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 Australian Meat Processing and Seafood Industry VET training pathways.

Employers look for Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers who are reliable physically fit and have a good work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    61% Skill level

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

  2. Customer and personal service

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Food production

    46% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    40% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    34% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Education and training

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    33% Skill level

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

  8. Sales and marketing

    32% Skill level

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

  9. Personnel and human resources

    29% Skill level

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

  10. Administration and management

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Engineering and technology

    28% Skill level

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

  12. Biology

    28% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  13. English language

    27% Skill level

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

  14. Building and construction

    27% Skill level

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

  15. Economics and accounting

    21% Skill level

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

  16. Psychology

    21% Skill level

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

  17. Law and government

    21% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    19% Skill level

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

  19. Transportation

    18% Skill level

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

  20. Public safety and security

    16% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Critical thinking

    37% Skill level

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

  2. Monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  3. Speaking

    36% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  6. Time management

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  8. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  9. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Negotiation

    30% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  11. Operation monitoring

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Reading comprehension

    30% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Management of personnel resources

    29% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  15. Operation and control

    29% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  16. Quality control analysis

    29% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    29% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  19. Learning strategies

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Active learning

    25% Skill level

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

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral expression

    39% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  2. Speech recognition

    39% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  3. Problem spotting

    38% Skill level

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

  4. Arm-hand steadiness

    38% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  5. Categorising

    38% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  6. Oral comprehension

    38% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  7. Trunk strength

    38% Skill level

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

  8. Control precision

    36% Skill level

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

  9. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  10. Finger dexterity

    36% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  11. Near vision

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Sorting or ordering

    36% Skill level

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

  13. Manual dexterity

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    34% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Reaction time

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Visualization

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Inductive reasoning

    32% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    29% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Multilimb coordination

    27% Skill level

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

  20. Rate control

    25% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    86% Skill level

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

  2. Doing physically active work

    51% Skill level

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

  3. Controlling equipment or machines

    44% Skill level

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

  4. Training and teaching others

    44% Skill level

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

  5. Coaching and developing others

    35% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    35% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    33% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Checking for errors or defects

    31% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    31% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    31% Skill level

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

  11. Making decisions and solving problems

    30% Skill level

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

  12. Communicating within a team

    29% Skill level

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

  13. Assessing and evaluating things

    29% Skill level

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

  14. Guiding and directing staff

    28% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    27% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    26% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Coordinating the work of a team

    22% Skill level

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

  19. Giving expert advice

    18% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  20. Helping and caring for others

    15% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

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, 51-3022.00 - Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers.

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

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Spend time standing

    97% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

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

    89% Important

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

  3. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    87% Important

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

  4. Physically close to people

    86% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  5. Contact with people

    79% Important

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

  6. Indoors, heat controlled

    76% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    74% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Responsible for outcomes

    74% Important

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

  9. Time pressure

    73% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Being exact or accurate

    71% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  12. Very hot or cold temperatures

    71% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  13. Pace of work set by equipment

    70% Important

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

  14. Making repetitive motions

    69% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  15. Dangerous equipment

    69% Important

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

  16. Telephone

    69% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  17. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    67% Important

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

  18. Teamwork

    67% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  19. Unstructured work

    64% Important

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

  20. Repeating same tasks

    63% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    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

    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.

  4. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  5. Independence

    29% 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

    29% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    19% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    19% Important

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

  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.

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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, 51-3022.00 - Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers.
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