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Stone Processing Machine Operators

ANZSCO ID 711114

Overview

All Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators

  • $1,063 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Stone Processing Machine Operators

  • 240 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Stone Processing Machine Operators operate machines to cut and finish stones for tiles, building blocks and facings.

Specialisations: Marble Cutter, Stone Polisher, Stone Sawyer.

You can work as a Stone Processing Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Collects and examines samples for conformity to specifications and adjusts machine settings accordingly.
  • Sets grinds and cuts edges.
  • Uses hand tools to cut, inscribe and polish roughly hewn stone to finished condition.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Stone Processing Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products 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 Manufactured Mineral Products VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators who are reliable, hardworking and can interact well with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  2. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    47% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    44% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Chemistry

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  8. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

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

  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. Computers and electronics

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Building and construction

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Customer and personal service

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Fine arts

    21% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  20. Economics and accounting

    19% 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. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Operation and control

    34% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    32% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Time management

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Active learning

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Equipment selection

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    23% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Serving others

    23% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    57% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Control precision

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Finger dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Visualization

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Static strength

    46% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  9. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  10. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  15. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  18. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    60% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Coordinating the work of a team

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Doing physically active work

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Driving vehicles or equipment

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Training and teaching others

    43% Skill level

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

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, 51-9195.03 - Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing.

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. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    95% Important

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

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    95% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  3. Spend time standing

    95% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    89% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    87% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  11. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Bending or twisting your body

    72% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  14. Consequence of error

    70% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Pace of work set by equipment

    69% Important

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

  16. Dangerous equipment

    68% Important

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

  17. Contact with people

    68% Important

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

  18. Freedom to make decisions

    67% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    67% Important

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

  20. Indoors, not heat controlled

    67% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    76% 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. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    40% 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. Independence

    38% Important

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

  5. 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. Relationships

    29% 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.

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. Creative

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  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, 51-9195.03 - Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing.

All Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators

  • $1,063 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Stone Processing Machine Operators

  • 240 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 3% female Gender Share

Stone Processing Machine Operators operate machines to cut and finish stones for tiles, building blocks and facings.

Specialisations: Marble Cutter, Stone Polisher, Stone Sawyer.

You can work as a Stone Processing Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products might be helpful.

Tasks
  • Collects and examines samples for conformity to specifications and adjusts machine settings accordingly.
  • Sets grinds and cuts edges.
  • Uses hand tools to cut, inscribe and polish roughly hewn stone to finished condition.

You can work as a Stone Processing Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in manufactured mineral products 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 Manufactured Mineral Products VET training pathways.

Employers look for Clay, Concrete, Glass & Stone Machine Operators who are reliable, hardworking and can interact well with others.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  2. Administration and management

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Technical design

    47% Skill level

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

  4. Mechanical

    44% Skill level

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

  5. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Chemistry

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Public safety and security

    40% Skill level

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

  8. Production and processing

    39% Skill level

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

  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. Computers and electronics

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Building and construction

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Personnel and human resources

    33% Skill level

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

  13. Engineering and technology

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Customer and personal service

    32% Skill level

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

  15. Sales and marketing

    27% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    25% Skill level

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

  17. Physics

    23% Skill level

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

  18. Clerical

    21% Skill level

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

  19. Fine arts

    21% Skill level

    Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

  20. Economics and accounting

    19% 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. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  2. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  3. Active listening

    39% Skill level

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

  4. Monitoring

    37% Skill level

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

  5. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  6. Complex problem solving

    34% Skill level

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

  7. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Coordination with others

    34% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  9. Operation and control

    34% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  10. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

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

  11. Quality control analysis

    34% Skill level

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

  12. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

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

  13. Learning strategies

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Writing

    32% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  15. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Time management

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Active learning

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Equipment selection

    25% Skill level

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

  19. Mathematics

    23% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  20. Serving others

    23% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Arm-hand steadiness

    57% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  2. Control precision

    54% Skill level

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

  3. Finger dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  4. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

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

  5. Near vision

    52% Skill level

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

  6. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

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

  7. Visualization

    46% Skill level

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

  8. Static strength

    46% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  9. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  10. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Trunk strength

    43% Skill level

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

  12. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Problem spotting

    43% Skill level

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

  14. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  15. Oral expression

    41% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  16. Sorting or ordering

    41% Skill level

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

  17. Written comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  18. Deductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  19. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

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

  20. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    90% Skill level

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

  2. Controlling equipment or machines

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

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

  4. Planning and prioritising work

    63% Skill level

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

  5. Building good relationships

    60% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  6. Coordinating the work of a team

    59% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    58% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    58% Skill level

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

  9. Doing physically active work

    57% Skill level

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

  10. Collecting and organising information

    56% Skill level

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

  11. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    55% Skill level

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

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  13. Driving vehicles or equipment

    54% Skill level

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

  14. Thinking creatively

    52% Skill level

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

  15. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

  16. Researching and investigating

    47% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  17. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

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

  18. Looking for changes over time

    45% Skill level

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

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

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

  20. Training and teaching others

    43% Skill level

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

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, 51-9195.03 - Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing.

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. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    95% Important

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

  2. Exposure to contaminants

    95% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  3. Spend time standing

    95% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  4. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    90% Important

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

  5. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    89% Important

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

  6. Being exact or accurate

    88% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  7. Face-to-face discussions

    87% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  8. Making repetitive motions

    87% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  9. Time pressure

    85% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  10. Unstructured work

    78% Important

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

  11. Health and safety of others

    77% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  12. Teamwork

    75% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  13. Bending or twisting your body

    72% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  14. Consequence of error

    70% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Pace of work set by equipment

    69% Important

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

  16. Dangerous equipment

    68% Important

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

  17. Contact with people

    68% Important

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

  18. Freedom to make decisions

    67% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  19. Responsible for outcomes

    67% Important

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

  20. Indoors, not heat controlled

    67% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    76% 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. Achievement

    48% Important

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

  3. Working conditions

    40% 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. Independence

    38% Important

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

  5. 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. Relationships

    29% 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.

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. Creative

    86% Important

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

  3. Administrative

    38% Important

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

  4. Analytical

    24% Important

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

  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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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-9195.03 - Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing.
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