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51-9193.00 - Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend equipment, such as cooling and freezing units, refrigerators, batch freezers, and freezing tunnels, to cool or freeze products, food, blood plasma, and chemicals.

Sample of reported job titles: Compressor Operator, Compressor Room Operator, Engine Room Operator, Freezer Operator, Freezer Person, Machine Operator, Production Operator, Refrigeration Lead, Refrigeration Operator, Refrigeration Technician

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Tasks

  • Adjust machine or freezer speed and air intake to obtain desired consistency and amount of product. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor pressure gauges, ammeters, flowmeters, thermometers, or products, and adjust controls to maintain specified conditions, such as feed rate, product consistency, temperature, air pressure, and machine speed. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Record temperatures, amounts of materials processed, or test results on report forms. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read dials and gauges on panel control boards to ascertain temperatures, alkalinities, and densities of mixtures, and turn valves to obtain specified mixtures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Correct machinery malfunctions by performing actions such as removing jams, and inform supervisors of malfunctions as necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Start machinery, such as pumps, feeders, or conveyors, and turn valves to heat, admit, or transfer products, refrigerants, or mixes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assemble equipment, and attach pipes, fittings, or valves, using hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Scrape, dislodge, or break excess frost, ice, or frozen product from equipment to prevent accumulation, using hands and hand tools. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Weigh packages and adjust freezer air valves or switches on filler heads to obtain specified amounts of product in each container. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Stir material with spoons or paddles to mix ingredients or allow even cooling and prevent coagulation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Start agitators to blend contents, or start beater, scraper, and expeller blades to mix contents with air and prevent sticking. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Measure or weigh specified amounts of ingredients or materials, and load them into tanks, vats, hoppers, or other equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Load and position wrapping paper, sticks, bags, or cartons into dispensing machines. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Insert forming fixtures, and start machines that cut frozen products into measured portions or specified shapes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Place or position containers into equipment, and remove containers after completion of cooling or freezing processes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect and flush lines with solutions or steam, and spray equipment with sterilizing solutions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Position molds on conveyors, and measure and adjust level of fill, using depth gauges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Sample and test product characteristics such as specific gravity, acidity, and sugar content, using hydrometers, pH meters, or refractometers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Activate mechanical rakes to regulate flow of ice from storage bins to vats. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ammeters — Digital ammeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blast freezers — Batch freezers; Belt freezers; Fluidized bed freezers; Immersion freezers (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Digital calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Centrifuges — Oil separators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chemical pumps — Secondary fluid pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chemical tanks — Flash intercoolers; High pressure receivers; Intercoolers; Surge drums See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Condensing units — Air-cooled condensers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cooling exchangers — Water chilling systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Decontamination shower — Decontamination shower stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ear plugs — Protective ear plugs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Engine radiators — Oil coolers; Thermosiphon oil coolers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Evaporative coolers — Direct expansion evaporators; Flooded evaporators; Liquid overfeed evaporators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Expansion valves — Hand expansion valves; Thermostatic expansion valves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Eyewashers or eye wash stations — Eyewash stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire extinguishers — Portable fire extinguishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flowmeters — Digital flowmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld refractometers or polarimeters — Handheld refractometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat exchangers — Falling film heat exchangers; Plate heat exchangers; Scraped surface heat exchangers; Shell and tube heat exchangers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydrometers — Digital hydrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ice cube makers — Ice cube forming machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Level sensors or transmitters — Liquid level indicators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid leak detectors — Electronic refrigerant leak detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Low temperature freezers — Spiral freezers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Manometers — Digital manometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Micrometers — Digital micrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mixers or agitators — Freezing agitators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ohmmeters — Ohm meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Oil pumps — Low pressure accumulators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • pH meters — pH testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Plate freezers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Positive displacement pumps — Positive displacement compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure indicators — Ammonia pressure gauges; Magnehelic pressure gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure regulator — Back-pressure regulators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radiators — Thermal fluid systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Reciprocating compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Refrigerant compressors — Hermetic pumps; Refrigerant pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Relief valves — Defrost relief valves; Pressure relief valves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Remote reading thermometers — Remote thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respirators — Air purifying respirators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rotary compressors — Rotary vane compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rulers — Depth gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety boots — Impervious boots See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses — Protective glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sampling pumps — Auto-purgers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scissor lift or lift table — Scissor lifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screw compressors — Rotary screw compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Single gas monitors — Ammonia detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Steam condenser — Evaporative condensers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Steam generators — Boiler generators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Telescoping boom lift — Telescopic booms See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Thermoelectric cooler — Recirculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultraviolet UV lamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vacuum gauges — Compound gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Volt meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water cooled condensor — Water-cooled condensers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water level regulator — Oil level regulators See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Electronic mail software — Gmail See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collect samples of materials or products for testing. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Mix substances to create chemical solutions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Record operational or production data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Weigh finished products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor instruments to ensure proper production conditions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Load materials into production equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Install mechanical components in production equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate mixing equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clean production equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operate pumping systems or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Sterilize food cooking or processing equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Notify others of equipment repair or maintenance needs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Clear equipment jams. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assemble electromechanical or hydraulic systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Position containers to receive materials or workpieces. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Adjust position of molds during processing. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 100% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 80% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 79% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 89% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 69% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 70% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 23% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 63% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 72% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 42% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — 69% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 54% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 56% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 46% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 58% responded “Extremely serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 49% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 49% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 33% responded “Continually or almost continually.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 44% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 43% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 61% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 36% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 34% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 36% responded “Moderate responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 50% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 36% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Degree of Automation — 30% responded “Moderately automated.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 35% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 35% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 49% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — 37% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 42% responded “Very little freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
39   High school diploma or equivalent Help
28   Post-secondary certificate Help
19   Less than high school diploma

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RCI

  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $13.60 hourly, $28,280 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 8,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Little or no change (-2% to 2%) Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 2,000
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Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 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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