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Overview

All Signwriters

  • $1,462 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 7,800 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Signwriters design, fabricate and paint signs for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats and structures.

Specialisations: Sign Manufacturer.

You can work as a Signwriter without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in signs and graphics or another related course may be useful.

Tasks
  • conferring with clients and responding to proposals, sketches and written instructions to determine composition of signs
  • designing and creating signs and graphics using computer software and signmaking machines
  • designing and creating signs by measuring and calculating letter size, preparing the surface, applying background paint using brushes, sprays and rollers, and creating the letters using brushes, stencils, enamel paint and decals
  • designing and creating wall murals, screen prints, gold leaf work and custom vehicle art
  • painting signs and lettering using lacquers, varnishes, paints and other materials
  • painting signs on brick, metal, timber, glass, plastic and other surfaces
  • making and erecting three dimensional signs
  • preparing cost estimates for labour and materials
  • may erect and work on scaffolding
  • may install signs on-site

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Signwriter without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in signs and graphics or another related course may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Signwriters 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. Production and processing

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    37% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Physics

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    19% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    15% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    14% Skill level

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

  15. Foreign language

    14% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  16. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

  17. Technical design

    14% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    14% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Law and government

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    50% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Equipment maintenance

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Repairing

    43% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  8. Equipment selection

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Troubleshooting

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  20. Active learning

    32% 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. Colour discrimination

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Control precision

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Trunk strength

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Reaction time

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  8. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Rate control

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Static strength

    46% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  14. Visualization

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Hearing sensitivity

    43% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  17. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Controlling equipment or machines

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Working with mechanical equipment

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Assessing and evaluating things

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Explaining things to people

    45% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    44% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    37% Skill level

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

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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, 51-9121.00 - Coating, Painting, and Spraying 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. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    96% Important

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

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    92% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  3. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Time pressure

    87% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    82% Important

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

  8. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Pace of work set by equipment

    80% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Indoors, not heat controlled

    75% Important

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

  12. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    72% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Dangerous conditions

    71% Important

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

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    71% Important

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

  16. Health and safety of others

    70% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Frequent decision making

    69% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    68% Important

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

  19. Impact of decisions

    67% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Unstructured work

    66% Important

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

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

    43% 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

    38% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. 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.

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

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% 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, 51-9121.00 - Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

All Signwriters

  • $1,462 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth
  • 7,800 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Signwriters design, fabricate and paint signs for displays, buildings, hoardings, boats and structures.

Specialisations: Sign Manufacturer.

You can work as a Signwriter without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in signs and graphics or another related course may be useful.

Tasks
  • conferring with clients and responding to proposals, sketches and written instructions to determine composition of signs
  • designing and creating signs and graphics using computer software and signmaking machines
  • designing and creating signs by measuring and calculating letter size, preparing the surface, applying background paint using brushes, sprays and rollers, and creating the letters using brushes, stencils, enamel paint and decals
  • designing and creating wall murals, screen prints, gold leaf work and custom vehicle art
  • painting signs and lettering using lacquers, varnishes, paints and other materials
  • painting signs on brick, metal, timber, glass, plastic and other surfaces
  • making and erecting three dimensional signs
  • preparing cost estimates for labour and materials
  • may erect and work on scaffolding
  • may install signs on-site

You can work as a Signwriter without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III in signs and graphics or another related course may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Signwriters 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. Production and processing

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Mechanical

    43% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    37% Skill level

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

  4. English language

    34% Skill level

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

  5. Mathematics

    33% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  6. Public safety and security

    32% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    32% Skill level

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

  8. Education and training

    31% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    30% Skill level

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

  10. Physics

    28% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    21% Skill level

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

  12. Computers and electronics

    19% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    15% Skill level

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

  14. Clerical

    14% Skill level

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

  15. Foreign language

    14% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  16. Telecommunications

    14% Skill level

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

  17. Technical design

    14% Skill level

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

  18. Transportation

    14% Skill level

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

  19. Communications and media

    12% Skill level

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

  20. Law and government

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation monitoring

    55% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    50% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Quality control analysis

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  5. Equipment maintenance

    46% Skill level

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

  6. Coordination with others

    43% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Repairing

    43% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  8. Equipment selection

    41% Skill level

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

  9. Complex problem solving

    39% Skill level

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

  10. Critical thinking

    39% Skill level

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

  11. Reading comprehension

    39% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  12. Time management

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Troubleshooting

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Active listening

    34% Skill level

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

  16. Judgment and decision making

    34% Skill level

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

  17. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  20. Active learning

    32% 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. Colour discrimination

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Control precision

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Multilimb coordination

    50% Skill level

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

  4. Trunk strength

    50% Skill level

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

  5. Reaction time

    50% Skill level

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

  6. Arm-hand steadiness

    48% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  7. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  8. Finger dexterity

    48% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  9. Manual dexterity

    48% Skill level

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

  10. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  11. Perceptual speed

    46% Skill level

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

  12. Rate control

    46% Skill level

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

  13. Static strength

    46% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  14. Visualization

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  16. Hearing sensitivity

    43% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  17. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  18. Selective attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Deductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  20. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Controlling equipment or machines

    79% Skill level

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

  2. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

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

  3. Doing physically active work

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Working with mechanical equipment

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    58% Skill level

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

  6. Assessing and evaluating things

    56% Skill level

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

  7. Communicating within a team

    55% Skill level

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

  8. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  9. Collecting and organising information

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Making decisions and solving problems

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Checking for errors or defects

    53% Skill level

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

  12. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

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

  13. Planning and prioritising work

    51% Skill level

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

  14. Making sense of information and ideas

    48% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

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

  17. Researching and investigating

    45% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  18. Explaining things to people

    45% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  19. Scheduling work and activities

    44% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    37% Skill level

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

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, 51-9121.00 - Coating, Painting, and Spraying 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. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    96% Important

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

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    92% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  3. Spend time standing

    90% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Time pressure

    87% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  5. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

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

  6. Face-to-face discussions

    84% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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

    82% Important

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

  8. Being exact or accurate

    81% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Pace of work set by equipment

    80% Important

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

  10. Freedom to make decisions

    80% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  11. Indoors, not heat controlled

    75% Important

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

  12. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    72% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Dangerous conditions

    71% Important

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

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    71% Important

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

  16. Health and safety of others

    70% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  17. Frequent decision making

    69% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Repeating same tasks

    68% Important

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

  19. Impact of decisions

    67% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  20. Unstructured work

    66% Important

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

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

    43% 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

    38% Important

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

  4. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  5. Recognition

    33% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. 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.

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

    67% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Creative

    29% Important

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

  5. Enterprising

    24% 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, 51-9121.00 - Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.
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