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TITLE: Buffing and Polishing Set-Up Operators

DEFINITION: Set up and operate buffing or polishing machine.

  • TASKS
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • SKILLS
  • ABILITIES
  • WORK ACTIVITIES
  • WORK CONTEXT
  • INTERESTS
  • WORK VALUES
  • CROSSWALKS


    TASKS:

    1. Sets and adjusts machine controls according to product specifications, utilizing knowledge of machine operation.

    2. Starts and observes machine operation for conformance to specifications.

    3. Selects buffing or polishing tools and positions and mounts tools to machine tool, chuck, or jig, using hand tools.

    4. Reads work order to determine parts to be buffed or polished.

    5. Selects and attaches workpiece holding fixture to drive mechanism, and positions or clamps workpiece to fixture.

    6. Holds stick of buffing compound or turns valve and depresses pedal to administer coolant to workpiece surface.

    7. Removes workpiece and examines finish or luster to ensure surface meets specifications.

    8. Repairs or replaces machine parts to maintain machine in operational condition.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.

    75 Mechanical
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance

    25 English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

    25 Engineering and Technology
    Knowledge of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications

    25 Production and Processing
    Knowledge of inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods

    20 Mathematics
    Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

    10 Physics
    Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, and applications including air, water, material dynamics, light, atomic principles, heat, electric theory, earth formations, and meteorological and related natural phenomena

    5 Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

    5 Chemistry
    Knowledge of the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods

    5 Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques

    SKILLS:
    Skills elements are ranked by importance.

    65 Operation and Control
    Controlling operations of equipment or systems

    60 Equipment Selection
    Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

    60 Repairing
    Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools

    60 Product Inspection
    Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products

    55 Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    50 Operation Monitoring
    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly

    45 Installation
    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications

    40 Equipment Maintenance
    Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed

    35 Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

    35 Monitoring
    Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something

    30 Information Gathering
    Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

    30 Identification of Key Causes
    Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal

    25 Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems

    25 Troubleshooting
    Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it

    25 Information Organization
    Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information

    25 Solution Appraisal
    Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts

    20 Active Learning
    Working with new material or information to grasp its implications

    20 Judgment and Decision Making
    Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

    20 Idea Evaluation
    Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation

    20 Testing
    Conducting tests to determine whether equipment, software, or procedures are operating as expected

    20 Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea

    20 Time Management
    Managing one's own time and the time of others

    15 Management of Material Resources
    Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work

    15 Visioning
    Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions

    10 Writing
    Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

    10 Critical Thinking
    Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

    10 Active Listening
    Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

    10 Learning Strategies
    Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things

    10 Speaking
    Talking to others to effectively convey information

    10 Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people

    10 Systems Evaluation
    Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy

    10 Idea Generation
    Generating a number of different approaches to problems

    10 Operations Analysis
    Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design

    10 Technology Design
    Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs

    5 Identifying Downstream Consequences
    Determining the long-term outcomes of a change in operations

    5 Negotiation
    Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences

    5 Systems Perception
    Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur

    5 Science
    Using scientific methods to solve problems

    5 Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something .

    ABILITIES:
    Abilities elements are ranked by importance.

    85 Control Precision
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions

    60 Arm-Hand Steadiness
    The ability to keep the hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position

    60 Manual Dexterity
    The ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects

    60 Near Vision
    The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)

    55 Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

    55 Information Ordering
    The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order. The things or actions can include numbers, letters, words, pictures, procedures, sentences, and mathematical or logical operations.

    55 Multilimb Coordination
    The ability to coordinate movements of two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the body is in motion

    55 Wrist-Finger Speed
    The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists

    55 Extent Flexibility
    The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    50 Problem Sensitivity
    The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    50 Visualization
    The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged

    50 Static Strength
    The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects

    40 Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. It involves deciding if an answer makes sense.

    40 Finger Dexterity
    The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects

    40 Rate Control
    The ability to time the adjustments of a movement or equipment control in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a continuously moving object or scene

    40 Speed of Limb Movement
    The ability to quickly move the arms or legs

    40 Dynamic Strength
    The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue

    40 Gross Body Coordination
    The ability to coordinate the movement of the arms, legs, and torso together in activities where the whole body is in motion

    40 Stamina
    The ability to exert one's self physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath

    40 Dynamic Flexibility
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    40 Trunk Strength
    The ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing

    35 Reaction Time
    The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to one signal (sound, light, picture, etc.) when it appears

    35 Visual Color Discrimination
    The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

    35 Spatial Orientation
    The ability to know one's location in relation to the environment, or to know where other objects are in relation to one's self

    30 Number Facility
    The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly

    30 Selective Attention
    The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time

    30 Response Orientation
    The ability to choose quickly and correctly between two or more movements in response to two or more signals (lights, sounds, pictures, etc.). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body parts

    30 Perceptual Speed
    The ability to quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object

    25 Far Vision
    The ability to see details at a distance

    25 Flexibility of Closure
    The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material

    25 Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

    25 Memorization
    The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures

    25 Depth Perception
    The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from the observer, or to judge the distance between an object and the observer

    25 Explosive Strength
    The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object

    20 Speed of Closure
    The ability to quickly make sense of information that seems to be without meaning or organization. It involves quickly combining and organizing different pieces of information into a meaningful pattern

    20 Gross Body Equilibrium
    The ability to keep or regain one's body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position

    20 Category Flexibility
    The ability to produce many rules so that each rule tells how to group (or combine) a set of things in a different way.

    20 Time Sharing
    The ability to efficiently shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources)

    20 Fluency of Ideas
    The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a given topic. It concerns the number of ideas produced and not the quality, correctness, or creativity of the ideas.

    20 Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

    15 Originality
    The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem

    15 Inductive Reasoning
    The ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions. It includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.

    15 Hearing Sensitivity
    The ability to detect or tell the difference between sounds that vary over broad ranges of pitch and loudness

    15 Glare Sensitivity
    The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting

    15 Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener

    15 Peripheral Vision
    The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are focused forward

    10 Sound Localization
    The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated

    10 Mathematical Reasoning
    The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem

    10 Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person

    5 Written Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

    5 Auditory Attention
    The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds

    WORK ACTIVITIES:
    Work activities elements are ranked by importance.

    90 Controlling Machines and Processes
    Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

    85 Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.

    85 Handling and Moving Objects
    Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.

    75 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

    65 Monitor Processes, Material, or Surroundings
    Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

    60 Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

    55 Evaluating Information Against Standards
    Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.

    50 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

    40 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
    Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

    40 Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, aligning, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

    35 Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

    35 Analyzing Data or Information
    Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

    30 Implementing Ideas or Programs
    Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.

    20 Estimating Needed Characteristics
    Estimating the Characteristics of Materials, Products, Events, or Information: Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities, or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

    15 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
    Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.

    15 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
    Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.

    15 Processing Information
    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.

    10 Communicating With Other Workers
    Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    5 Developing Objectives and Strategies
    Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.

    5 Interacting With Computers
    Controlling computer functions by using programs, setting up functions, writing software, or otherwise communicating with computer systems.

    5 Thinking Creatively
    Originating, inventing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

    5 Monitoring and Controlling Resources
    Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.

    5 Repairing and Maintaining Electrical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, adjusting, regulating, calibrating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.

    5 Documenting or Recording Information
    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

    5 Performing Administrative Activities
    Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.

    5 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

    5 Assisting and Caring for Others
    Providing assistance or personal care to others.

    5 Drafting and Specifying Technical Devices
    Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to inform others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

    5 Coordinating Work and Activities of Others
    Coordinating members of a work group to accomplish tasks.

    WORK CONTEXT:
    Work context elements are ranked by frequency (F), importance (I), responsibility (R), amount of contact (C), how serious (S), objective vs. subjective (O), automation (A), extent of frustration (E), responsible for health and safety (H), likelihood of injury (L), degree of injury (D) .

    95 (F) Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    90 (F) Indoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors

    85 (F) Standing
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?

    83 (A) Degree of Automation
    Indicate the level of automation of this job.

    70 (F) Hazardous Equipment
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous equipment? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    68 (I) Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
    How important is it to be sure that all the details of this job are performed and everything is done completely?

    64 (I) Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment
    How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)

    60 (F) Sounds or Noise Levels Are Distracting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable?

    60 (F) Making Repetitive Motions
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Making repetitive motions?

    60 (F) Common Protective or Safety Attire
    How often does the worker wear: Common protective or safety attire, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard-hat, or personal flotation device?

    52 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
    How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

    45 (F) Contaminants
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Contaminants (pollutants, gases, dust, odors, etc.)?

    45 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?

    44 (I) Importance of Being Aware of New Events
    How important is being constantly aware of either frequently changing events (e.g. security guard watching for shoplifters) or infrequent events (e.g. radar operator watching for tornadoes) to performing this job?

    44 (I) Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
    How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?

    43 (S) Consequence of Error
    How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?

    40 (F) Walking or Running
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?

    40 (L) Hazardous Equipment
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous equipment while performing this job? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    37 (E) Frustrating Circumstances
    To what extent do frustrating circumstances ("road blocks" to work that are beyond the worker's control) hinder the accomplishment of this job?

    36 (D) Hazardous Equipment
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous equipment, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    35 (F) Hazardous Conditions
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to hazardous conditions? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    35 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?

    31 (H) Responsible for Health and Safety of Others
    How responsible is the worker for others' health and safety on this job?

    30 (F) Hazardous Situations
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous situations? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    30 (F) Sitting
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?

    20 (L) Hazardous Situations
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous situations while performing this job? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    20 (F) Whole Body Vibration
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Whole body vibration (e.g., operating a jackhammer or earthmoving equipment)?

    20 (F) Outdoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Outdoors

    15 (F) Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?

    15 (F) Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People
    How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?

    15 (F) Very Hot
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F) temperatures?

    14 (L) Hazardous Conditions
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous conditions while performing this job? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    12 (I) Provide a Service to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Provide a service to others (e.g., customers)?

    12 (I) Take a Position Opposed to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Take a position opposed to coworkers or others?

    12 (D) Hazardous Conditions
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous conditions, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    12 (D) Hazardous Situations
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous situations, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    10 (F) Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, Poles, etc.
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Climbing ladders, scaffolds, poles, etc?

    10 (F) Frequency in Conflict Situations
    How frequently do the job requirements place the worker in conflict situations?

    10 (F) Special Uniform
    How often does the worker wear: A special uniform, such as that of a commercial pilot, nurse, police officer, or military personnel?

    10 (F) Keeping or Regaining Balance
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Keeping or regaining balance?

    10 (F) Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Cramped work space that requires getting into awkward positions?

    10 (F) Radiation
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to radiation?

    10 (F) High Places
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to high places? High Places (e.g., heights above 8 feet on ladders, poles, scaffolding, catwalks, etc.)

    8 (I) Coordinate or Lead Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities (not supervision)?

    7 (C) Job-Required Social Interaction
    How much does this job require the worker to be in contact (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) with others in order to perform it?

    6 (R) Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
    How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?

    5 (F) Diseases or Infections
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to diseases/infection? Diseases/Infections (e.g., patient care, some laboratory work, sanitation control, etc.)

    5 (F) Deal With Physically Aggressive People
    How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?

    5 (F) Specialized Protective or Safety Attire
    How often does the worker wear: Specialized protective or safety attire, such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suit, or radiation protection?

    4 (I) Deal With External Customers
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Deal with external customers (e.g., retail sales) or the public in general (e.g., police work)?

    4 (I) Persuade Someone to a Course of Action
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Persuade someone to a course of action (informally) or influence others to buy something (to sell)?

    4 (I) Supervise, Coach, Train Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Supervise, coach, train, or develop other employees?

    3 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
    How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?

    3 (L) High Places
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to high places while performing this job? High Places (e.g., heights above 8 feet on ladders, poles, scaffolding, catwalks, etc.)

    INTERESTS:
    Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.

    94 Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

    33 Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

    17 Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

    17 Investigative
    Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

    11 Social
    Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

    11 Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

    WORK VALUES:
    Work values elements are ranked by extent.

    63 Support-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

    49 Working Conditions-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

    43 Relationships-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

    36 Achievement-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

    28 Independence-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employs to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

    24 Recognition-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

    91 Moral Values
    Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong

    75 Independence
    Workers on this job do their work alone

    69 Activity
    Workers on this job are busy all the time

    66 Company Policies and Practices
    Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company

    63 Supervision, Human Relations
    Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management

    59 Supervision, Technical
    Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well

    50 Security
    Workers on this job have steady employment

    44 Working Conditions
    Workers on this job have good working conditions

    41 Advancement
    Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement

    38 Achievement
    Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment

    34 Compensation
    Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers

    34 Ability Utilization
    Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities

    34 Responsibility
    Workers on this job make decisions on their own

    31 Co-workers
    Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with

    31 Autonomy
    Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision

    28 Social Status
    Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community

    22 Variety
    Workers on this job have something different to do every day

    19 Recognition
    Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do

    19 Creativity
    Workers on this job try out their own ideas

    9 Authority
    Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others

    6 Social Service
    Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people

    CROSSWALKS:
    DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles): 603360010 Buffing-Line Set-Up Worker
    603382010 Buffing-Machine Operator
    603682026 Polishing-Machine Operator
    603682010 Buffing-Machine Operator, Silverware
    603682022 Mirror-Finishing-Machine Operator

    AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management): No crosswalks

    CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations): 709 Grinding, Abrading, Buffing, and Polishing Machine Operators

    CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs): 480501 Machinist/Machine Technologist

    GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration): 060102 Production Technology: Machine Set-up
    060202 Production Work: Machine Work, Metal and Plastics

    MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes): No crosswalks

    OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics): 91114 Grind, Lap and Buff Machine Tool Setters, Set-Up Operators, Metal and

    OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations): 3727 Buffing and Polishing

    SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification): 51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic


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