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TITLE: Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders

DEFINITION: Operate or tend machines to shape and form any of a wide variety of manufactured products, such as glass bulbs, molded food and candy, rubber goods, clay products, wax products, tobacco plugs, cosmetics, or paper products, by means of extruding, compressing or compacting.

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


    TASKS:

    1. Activates machine to shape or form products, such as candy bars, light bulbs, silver spoons, balloons, or insulation panels.

    2. Monitors machine operations and observes indicator lights and gauges, such as thermometers, voltage meters, and timers to detect malfunctions.

    3. Adjusts machine components to regulate speed, pressure, and temperature of machine, and amount, dimensions, and flow of materials or ingredients.

    4. Fills molds or positions ingredients or materials, such as glass rods, candy, or rolls of paper, on machine feeding mechanism.

    5. Clears jams, removes defective or substandard materials or products, and readjusts machine components to conform to specifications.

    6. Removes materials or products from mold, or from extruding, forming, pressing, or compacting machine, and stacks or stores for additional processing.

    7. Reviews work orders, specifications, or instructions to determine materials, ingredients, procedures, components, settings, and adjustments for extruding, forming, pressing, or compacting machine.

    8. Measures, mixes, cuts, shapes, softens, and joins materials and ingredients, such as powder, cornmeal, or rubber to prepare for machine processing.

    9. Selects and installs machine components, such as dies, molds, and cutters, according to specifications, using hand tools and measuring devices.

    10. Examines, measures, and weighs materials or products to verify conformance to standards, using measuring devices, such as templates, micrometers, or scales.

    11. Moves materials, supplies, components, and finished products between storage and work areas, using work aids, such as racks, hoists, and handtrucks.

    12. Replaces worn or broken parts, such as nozzles, punches, and filters, and cleans and lubricates machine components to maintain in working order.

    13. Records and maintains production data, such as meter readings, and quantity, type, and dimensions of materials produced.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.

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

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

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

    25 Clerical
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing systems, filing and records management systems, stenography and transcription, forms design principles, and other office procedures and terminology

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

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

    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 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 Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media

    SKILLS:
    Skills elements are ranked by importance.

    80 Operation and Control
    Controlling operations of equipment or systems

    75 Product Inspection
    Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products

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

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

    60 Repairing
    Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools

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

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

    45 Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

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

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

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

    40 Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems

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

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

    40 Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    20 Synthesis/Reorganization
    Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks

    20 Idea Generation
    Generating a number of different approaches to problems

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

    15 Speaking
    Talking to others to effectively convey information

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

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

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

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

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

    5 Science
    Using scientific methods to solve problems

    5 Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    5 Negotiation
    Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences

    5 Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something .

    ABILITIES:
    Abilities elements are ranked by importance.

    75 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

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

    65 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.

    65 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

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

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

    60 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.

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

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

    55 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

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

    50 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

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

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

    50 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

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

    45 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 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

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

    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

    35 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.

    35 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.

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

    35 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

    35 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

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

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

    35 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

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

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

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

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

    30 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)

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

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

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

    25 Far Vision
    The ability to see details at a distance

    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

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

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

    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

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

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

    15 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.

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

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

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

    10 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

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

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

    WORK ACTIVITIES:
    Work activities elements are ranked by importance.

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

    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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    50 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.

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

    35 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.

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

    25 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.

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

    25 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.

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

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

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

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

    15 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 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 Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
    Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.

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

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

    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) .

    100 (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?

    95 (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?

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

    76 (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.)

    76 (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?

    75 (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)

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

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

    56 (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?

    52 (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?

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

    50 (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?

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

    46 (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)

    45 (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)

    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) 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

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

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

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

    33 (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?

    31 (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

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

    30 (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?

    29 (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)

    24 (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

    20 (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?

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

    20 (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)

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

    15 (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?

    15 (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)?

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

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

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

    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.)

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

    10 (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?

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

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

    8 (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)?

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

    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?

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

    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.

    89 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.

    60 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.

    48 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.

    41 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.

    38 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.

    30 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.

    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.

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

    66 Independence
    Workers on this job do their work alone

    63 Activity
    Workers on this job are busy all the time

    63 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

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

    53 Security
    Workers on this job have steady employment

    44 Advancement
    Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement

    44 Working Conditions
    Workers on this job have good working conditions

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

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

    38 Achievement
    Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment

    34 Responsibility
    Workers on this job make decisions on their own

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

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

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

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

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

    19 Creativity
    Workers on this job try out their own ideas

    16 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): 752685010 Sectional-Belt-Mold Assembler
    929685010 Crate Opener
    529682026 Lozenge Maker
    520685058 Casting-Machine Operator
    520685190 Pretzel-Twisting-Machine Operator
    520685062 Casting-Machine Operator
    520685182 Press Operator, Meat
    521685330 Stem-Roller-or-Crusher Operator
    520685186 Press Tender
    520685038 Cake Former
    520685078 Confectionery-Drops-Machine Operator
    529685042 Butt Maker
    520685086 Dividing-Machine Operator
    529685014 Automatic Lump Making Machine Tender
    521685350 Sugar Presser
    520685214 Sweet-Goods-Machine Operator
    520685102 Flaking-Roll Operator
    520682034 Cracker-and-Cookie-Machine Operator
    520685178 Pellet-Mill Operator
    520682030 Spinner
    520685198 Rolling-Machine Operator
    557685014 Extruder Tender
    575362014 Glass-Ribbon-Machine Operator
    569685050 Gluing-Machine Operator, Electronic
    569685046 Gluing-Machine Operator
    575365010 Glass-Ribbon-Machine-Operator Assistant
    569685058 Hydraulic-Press Operator
    569685030 Cork Molder
    535482010 Wad-Compressor Operator-Adjuster
    569685038 Extruder Operator
    575382018 Glass-Bulb-Machine Former, Tubular Stock
    575362010 Drawing-Kiln Operator
    649685078 Paper-Cup-Machine Operator
    556685050 Molder, Machine
    556585010 Casting-Room Operator
    690685466 Vulcanizing-Press Operator
    556685030 Dipper
    692685086 Foiling-Machine Operator
    556682010 Blow-Molding-Machine Operator
    692685058 Core Shaper
    556685010 Air-Bag Curer
    556685034 Dipping-Machine Operator
    692685034 Buckle-Frame Shaper
    692685118 Light-Bulb Assembler
    692685030 Broom Bundler
    649685086 Patternmaker, Acoustical Tile
    694685038 Press Tender, Pyrotechnics
    556685014 Block-Press Operator
    556685018 Bowling-Ball Molder
    556685026 Cosmetics Presser
    694685034 Pellet-Press Operator
    709685014 Hot Box Operator
    532685026 Pulp-Press Tender
    692685038 Candle Molder, Machine
    569685010 Artificial-Log-Machine Operator
    556685070 Record-Press Tender
    569685078 Wood-Fuel Pelletizer
    551685046 Dehydrating-Press Operator
    691382014 Lead-Press Operator
    690685258 Laminator I
    692682026 Candle-Extrusion-Machine Operator
    549685038 Wax Molder
    691382010 Extruding-Machine Operator
    556582010 Plate Molder
    556685062 Polystyrene-Molding-Machine Tender
    534685010 Dampener Operator
    690685318 Presser
    535685010 Plate Worker
    549685018 Molder, Wax
    555685042 Pellet-Press Operator
    556685046 Molder, Foam Rubber
    529685210 Sandwich-Machine Operator
    556685042 Matting-Press Tender
    556362010 Arch-Cushion-Press Operator
    556382018 Polystyrene-Bead Molder
    556685066 Press Tender
    575685018 Chalk-Extruding-Machine Operator
    539685022 Pump-Press Operator
    700682010 Flatware Maker
    575685026 Die Presser
    556685078 Stamper
    539685018 Molding-Machine Tender
    551685138 Steeping-Press Tender
    575685066 Molder, Fiberglass Luggage
    575685022 Chalk-Molding-Machine Operator
    590682010 Calender Operator
    575685054 Lens-Molding-Equipment Operator
    539685030 Wet-Machine Tender
    529685054 Chocolate Molder, Machine
    579685026 Mica-Plate Layer
    575685014 Block-Making-Machine Operator
    575685010 Abrasive-Wheel Molder
    690682070 Sole-Conforming-Machine Operator
    569682014 Press Operator, Hardboard
    559685030 Briquetter Operator
    575685070 Press Operator
    575685050 Lead Former
    575685074 Presser
    557565010 Extruding-Machine Operator
    575685046 Hydraulic-Billet Maker
    551685114 Press Operator
    559682050 Sponge-Press Operator
    575685034 Flower-Pot-Press Operator
    551685118 Press Operator II
    575685042 Hot-Press Operator
    559685126 Noodle-Catalyst Maker
    579685066 Briquette Operator
    575685038 Forming-Machine Tender
    559685038 Compressor Operator II
    575682018 Press Operator
    575685078 Synthetic-Gem-Press Operator
    575382026 Retort-or-Condenser Press Operator
    556685074 Slug-Press Operator
    575662014 Yardage-Control Operator, Forming
    553585022 Thermal Molder
    641685062 Paper-Cone-Machine Tender
    557685010 Core Extruder
    575662010 Dry-Press Operator
    692685282 Laminator, Printed Circuit Boards
    692462010 Calender-Roll Press Operator
    553665010 Belt-Press Operator II
    709685018 Roller, Gold Leaf
    575685058 Marble-Machine Tender
    679685026 Turning-and-Beading-Machine Operator
    569382010 Line Tender, Flakeboard
    554685018 Combining-Machine Operator
    590665014 Press-Machine Operator
    529685234 Sucker-Machine Operator
    575462010 Auger Press Operator, Manual Control
    529685078 Corn-Press Operator
    559685174 Tube-Building-Machine Operator
    690685074 Cementer, Machine Joiner
    575682014 Molding-Machine Operator
    539685010 Coater Operator, Insulation Board
    553682026 V-Belt Curer
    529685238 Tablet-Machine Operator
    575665010 Concrete-Pipe-Making-Machine Operator
    559665030 Press Operator I
    575685062 Molder-Machine Tender
    559665022 Forming-Machine Operator
    539565010 Vulcanized-Fiber-Unit Operator
    553665050 Steam-Press Tender II
    553665046 Steam-Press Tender I
    641685038 Domer
    563685010 Bark-Press Operator
    575665014 Die Tripper
    554665014 Laminating-Machine Tender

    AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management): 0779 AUGER PRESS OPR, MAN CONTR

    CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations): 733 Miscellaneous Woodworking Machine Operators
    755 Extruding and Forming Machine Operators
    749 Miscellaneous Textile Machine Operators
    758 Compressing and Compacting Machine Operators
    728 Shaping and Joining Machine Operators
    719 Molding and Casting Machine Operators
    753 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators
    777 Miscellaneous Machine Operators, N.E.C.
    706 Punching and Stamping Press Machine Operators

    CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs): 470303 Industrial Machinery Main. and Repairer
    480503 Machine Shop Assistant

    GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration): 060424 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Metal and Plastics
    060419 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Assorted Materials Pr
    060410 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Metal Processing
    060430 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Stone, Glass, and Clay
    060411 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Chemical Processing
    060412 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Petroleum, Gas, and C
    060413 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Rubber, Plastics, and
    060420 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Assembling
    060418 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Wood Processing
    060414 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Paper Making
    060415 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Food Processing
    060417 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Clay Processing
    060421 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Brushing, Spraying, and Coat
    060202 Production Work: Machine Work, Metal and Plastics
    060218 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Assorted Materials Processing
    060217 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Clay and Coke Processing
    060438 Elemental Work: Industrial: Wrapping and Packaging
    060215 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Food Processing
    060213 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Rubber, Plastics, and Glass Proc
    060209 Production Work: Machine Work, Assorted Materials
    060208 Production Work: Machine Work, Stone, Glass, and Clay
    060205 Production Work: Machine Work, Leather and Fabrics
    060204 Production Work: Machine Work, Paper
    060434 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Assorted Materials
    060402 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Metal and Plastics
    060408 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Stone, Glass, and Clay
    060403 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Wood
    060404 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Paper
    060405 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Fabric and Leather
    060409 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Assorted Materials
    060407 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Rubber

    MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes): 4201 Cryogenics Technician, Overseas Shore Based Equipment Operator/Maintainer
    4283 High and Low Pressure Cryogenic Technician

    OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics): 92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing and Compacting Machine Operators

    OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations): 4360 Rubber Products Molding
    5433 Gas Generating Plant Operating

    SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification): 51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders


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