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11-3051.00 - Industrial Production Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.

Sample of reported job titles: Area Plant Manager, General Production Manager, Manufacturing Coordinator, Manufacturing Manager, Plant Manager, Plant Senior Manager, Product Line Manager, Production Control Manager, Production Manager, Sub Plant Manager

Also see: Quality Control Systems Managers, Geothermal Production Managers, Biofuels Production Managers, Biomass Power Plant Managers, Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators, Hydroelectric Production Managers

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
81   Core Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
81   Core Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution, or marketing activities of industrial organizations.
81   Core Develop or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports, to detect production problems.
79   Core Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
75   Core Hire, train, evaluate, or discharge staff or resolve personnel grievances.
75   Core Prepare and maintain production reports or personnel records.
74   Core Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or directing testing during processing, to ensure finished products are of prescribed quality.
74   Core Develop budgets or approve expenditures for supplies, materials, or human resources, ensuring that materials, labor, or equipment are used efficiently to meet production targets.
70   Core Initiate or coordinate inventory or cost control programs.
68   Core Coordinate or recommend procedures for facility or equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.
64   Core Review plans and confer with research or support staff to develop new products or processes.
63   Core Institute employee suggestion or involvement programs.
62   Core Maintain current knowledge of the quality control field, relying on current literature pertaining to materials use, technological advances, or statistical studies.
62   Supplemental Negotiate materials prices with suppliers.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Calipers — Vernier calipers
Desktop computers
Forklifts
Notebook computers
Personal computers
Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers — Personal digital assistants PDA
Scanners
Squares
Tape measures
Taper gauge — Taper gauges

Technology used in this occupation:

Accounting software — Intuit QuickBooks Manufacturing & Wholesale software
Calendar and scheduling software — Computer integrated manufacturing CIM software; WorkSchedule software
Data base user interface and query software — Database software; Exact Software JobBOSS; Scadex Technologies MAESTRO
Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
Facilities management software — ABB Optimize software; Plant management software
Human resources software — Clockware software; Computer integrated manufacturing CIM time manager software; Employee performance management software
Industrial control software — Citect IIM; Marel production system MPS software; Statistical process control software; Wonderware DT Analyst Plant Productivity Improvement Software (see all 8 examples)
Inventory management software — Computer integrated manufacturing CIM warehouse shipping manager software; SAP inventory software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — CorVu software; Microsoft Word

See all 27 T2 categories

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
95   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
88   Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
77   Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
73   Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
64   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
64   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
62   Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
60   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
57   Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
56   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
52   Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
50   Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
49   Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
44   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
40   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
38   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
36   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
34   Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
34   Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
27   Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
25   Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical 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.
24   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
20   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
17   Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
14   Philosophy and Theology — Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
14   Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
13   Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
10   Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
  Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
75   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
75   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
75   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
72   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
72   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
69   Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
69   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
69   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
66   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
63   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
63   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
63   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
63   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
60   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
56   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
56   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
56   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
56   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
56   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
53   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
53   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
53   Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
53   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
47   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
47   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
44   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
35   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
31   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
25   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
22   Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
22   Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
22   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
22   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
19   Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
 Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
75   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
75   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
75   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.
72   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
72   Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
72   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
72   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
66   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
63   Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
63   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
60   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
60   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
60   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
56   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
56   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.
53   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
50   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
50   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.
50   Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of 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.
50   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
47   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
47   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
44   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
44   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
44   Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
41   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.
38   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
31   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
28   Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
28   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
28   Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
28   Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
25   Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
25   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
25   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
25   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
25   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
25   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
22   Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
22   Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (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 whole body is in motion.
22   Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
22   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
19   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
13   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
  Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
  Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
 Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
 Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
 Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
87   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Approve expenditures.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes.
85   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities.
80   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
80   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Coordinate special events or programs.
  • Direct facility maintenance or repair activities.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities.
  • Manage control system activities in organizations.
  • Prepare operational budgets.
79   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
79   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
  • Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services.
78   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
76   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
75   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
75   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
75   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Monitor organizational procedures to ensure proper functioning.
75   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
73   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Evaluate quality of materials or products.
72   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
72   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
71   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Maintain personnel records.
  • Prepare operational progress or status reports.
71   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
71   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area of expertise.
70   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Develop organizational methods or procedures.
70   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
69   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Develop specifications for new products or processes.
67   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.
67   Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
67   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
  • Hire personnel.
66   Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
64   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
64   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
63   Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
61   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
61   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes.
60   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
54   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
53   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
53   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
41   Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
41   Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
40   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
36   Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
28   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
26   Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
20   Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context
Percentage of Top Responses
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


100     Every day
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


89     Every day
11     Once a week or more but not every day
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


85     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


79     Very high responsibility
21     High responsibility
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


86     More than 40 hours
14     40 hours
Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?


74     Constant contact with others
19     Contact with others most of the time
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


75     Extremely important
18     Very important
Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?


77     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


72     A lot of freedom
18     Some freedom
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — How do the decisions an employee makes impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company?


59     Very important results
37     Important results
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


68     Very high responsibility
24     High responsibility
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


61     Every day
32     Once a week or more but not every day
Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?


62     A lot of freedom
20     Some freedom
17     Limited freedom
Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?


76     Every day
11     Once a year or more but not every month
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


41     Extremely important
48     Very important
11     Important
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


33     Extremely important
50     Very important
16     Important
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


70     Every day
28     Never
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


39     Extremely important
22     Very important
13     Important
11     Fairly important
14     Not important at all
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


19     Every day
35     Once a week or more but not every day
33     Once a month or more but not every week
13     Once a year or more but not every month
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?


37     Every day
16     Once a week or more but not every day
26     Once a month or more but not every week
16     Once a year or more but not every month
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


43     Highly competitive
34     Moderately competitive
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


26     Extremely serious
25     Very serious
22     Serious
15     Fairly serious
11     Not serious at all
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?


25     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
31     Once a month or more but not every week
21     Once a year or more but not every month
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


54     Every day
35     Never
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


24     Every day
21     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
32     Once a year or more but not every month
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


30     Moderately close (at arm's length)
43     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
21     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
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.)


35     Extremely important
19     Very important
34     Not important at all
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


16     Every day
15     Once a week or more but not every day
35     Once a month or more but not every week
18     Once a year or more but not every month
16     Never
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


34     Every day
16     Once a year or more but not every month
32     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


28     Every day
17     Once a week or more but not every day
24     Once a year or more but not every month
26     Never
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


33     More than half the time
29     About half the time
38     Less than half the time
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


36     More than half the time
20     About half the time
44     Less than half the time
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — How often does this job require working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures?


20     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
26     Once a month or more but not every week
35     Never
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?


11     Extremely important
28     Very important
15     Important
18     Fairly important
29     Not important at all
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


21     More than half the time
12     About half the time
52     Less than half the time
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


15     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a year or more but not every month
41     Never
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


24     Once a week or more but not every day
15     Once a month or more but not every week
16     Once a year or more but not every month
44     Never
Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?


18     More than half the time
35     Less than half the time
34     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


27     Moderately automated
36     Slightly automated
27     Not at all automated
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


12     Every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
13     Once a year or more but not every month
61     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


16     Once a month or more but not every week
18     Once a year or more but not every month
58     Never
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


13     Once a month or more but not every week
19     Once a year or more but not every month
58     Never
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


12     Every day
74     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


13     Every day
75     Never
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


38     Less than half the time
49     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


23     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
71     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


40     Once a year or more but not every month
49     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


52     Less than half the time
44     Never
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


19     Once a year or more but not every month
69     Never
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


18     Once a year or more but not every month
72     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


27     Less than half the time
71     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


27     Less than half the time
73     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


90     Never
Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?


16     Once a year or more but not every month
81     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


90     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


14     Less than half the time
86     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


100     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, teachers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
42   Bachelor's degree
30   Some college, no degree
15   Associate's degree

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100   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.
83   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.
39   Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
28   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.
22   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.
  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.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
95   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
93   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
90   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
89   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
88   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
85   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
85   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
84   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
84   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
80   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
80   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
78   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
76   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
75   Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
71   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
71   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
83   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
78   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
72   Relationships — 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.
67   Achievement — 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.
67   Recognition — 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.
67   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

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17-2112.00 Industrial Engineers Green Occupation
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53-1031.00 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2013) $43.65 hourly, $90,790 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 173,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Decline (-3% or lower) Decline (-3% or lower)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 31,400
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Manufacturing (76% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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