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51-6021.00 - Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Press or shape articles by hand or machine.

Sample of reported job titles: Boarder, Dry Cleaner Presser, Garment Presser, Ironing Machine Operator, Ironing Worker, Pants Presser, Presser, Pressing Machine Operator, Shirt Presser, Silk Presser

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
90   Core
Hang, fold, package, and tag finished articles for delivery to customers.
89   Core
Operate steam, hydraulic, or other pressing machines to remove wrinkles from garments and flatwork items, or to shape, form, or patch articles.
88   Core
Straighten, smooth, or shape materials to prepare them for pressing.
88   Core
Remove finished pieces from pressing machines and hang or stack them for cooling, or forward them for additional processing.
87   Core
Finish pleated garments, determining sizes of pleats from evidence of old pleats or from work orders, using machine presses or hand irons.
87   Core
Lower irons, rams, or pressing heads of machines into position over material to be pressed.
85   Core
Identify and treat spots on garments.
85   Core
Shrink, stretch, or block articles by hand to conform to original measurements, using forms, blocks, and steam.
85   Core
Finish fancy garments such as evening gowns and costumes, using hand irons to produce high quality finishes.
84   Core
Push and pull irons over surfaces of articles to smooth or shape them.
83   Core
Finish pants, jackets, shirts, skirts and other dry-cleaned and laundered articles, using hand irons.
83   Core
Slide material back and forth over heated, metal, ball-shaped forms to smooth and press portions of garments that cannot be satisfactorily pressed with flat pressers or hand irons.
83   Core
Select appropriate pressing machines, based on garment properties such as heat tolerance.
80   Core
Spray water over fabric to soften fibers when not using steam irons.
79   Core
Position materials such as cloth garments, felt, or straw on tables, dies, or feeding mechanisms of pressing machines, or on ironing boards or work tables.
78   Core
Moisten materials to soften and smooth them.
77   Core
Clean and maintain pressing machines, using cleaning solutions and lubricants.
77   Core
Press ties on small pressing machines.
77   Core
Block or shape knitted garments after cleaning.
77   Core
Activate and adjust machine controls to regulate temperature and pressure of rollers, ironing shoes, or plates, according to specifications.
81   Supplemental
Use covering cloths to prevent equipment from damaging delicate fabrics.
79   Supplemental
Examine and measure finished articles to verify conformance to standards, using measuring devices such as tape measures and micrometers.
78   Supplemental
Finish velvet garments by steaming them on bucks of hot-head presses or steam tables, and brushing pile (nap) with handbrushes.
78   Supplemental
Measure fabric to specifications, cut uneven edges with shears, fold material, and press it with an iron to form a heading.
77   Supplemental
Insert heated metal forms into ties and touch up rough places with hand irons.
76   Supplemental
Brush materials made of suede, leather, or felt to remove spots or to raise and smooth naps.
74   Supplemental
Sew ends of new material to leaders or to ends of material in pressing machines, using sewing machines.
65   Supplemental
Select, install, and adjust machine components, including pressing forms, rollers, and guides, using hoists and hand tools.

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Technology Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Electronic mail software — Email software
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Tools Used   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Adjustable wrenches — Adjustable hand wrenches
  • Clothing hangers — Multipurpose hangers
  • Domestic clothing irons — Hand irons
  • Garment brushes — Fabric cleaning brushes
  • Hammers — Multipurpose hammers
  • Hand sprayers — Handheld sprayers
  • Hoists
  • Ironing boards — Heavy duty ironing boards
  • Ironing machines or presses — Flat pressers; Hot-head presses; Puff irons; Small pressing machines (see all 6 examples)
  • Laundry type combined washing or drying machines — Tunnel presses
  • Micrometers — Digital micrometers
  • Personal computers
  • Rulers — Measuring gauges
  • Screwdrivers — Multipurpose screwdrivers
  • Sewing machines — Industrial sewing machines
  • Shears — Electric fabric cutters; Fabric shears
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Steam pressing machines — Steam fabric pressing machines; Steam tables
  • Straight edges — Guides
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
65 
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.
57 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
48 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
47 
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.
40 
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.
38 
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.
37 
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.
35 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
34 
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.
33 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
30 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
27 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
25 
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.
20 
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.
20 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
19 
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.
17 
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.
17 
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.
15 
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.
14 
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 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
14 
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.
11 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
11 
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.
11 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
10 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
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.
7 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
7 
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.
5 
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.
5 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
2 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
0 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
50 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
38 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
38 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
38 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
35 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
31 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
31 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
31 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
28 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
28 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
28 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
28 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
25 
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.
25 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
25 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
25 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
25 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
22 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
22 
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.
19 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
19 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
19 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
19 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
19 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
16 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
16 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
13 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
13 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
13 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
13 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
13 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
6 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
6 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
0 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
0 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
66 
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.
60 
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.
56 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
56 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
53 
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.
53 
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.
50 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
50 
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.
47 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
47 
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.
44 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
41 
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.
41 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
38 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
38 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
38 
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).
38 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
38 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
38 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
35 
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.
35 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
35 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
31 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
31 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
31 
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.
31 
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.
31 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
31 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
31 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
28 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
28 
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.
28 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
28 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
28 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
25 
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).
25 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
22 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
22 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
22 
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.
22 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
22 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
22 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
16 
Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
16 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
16 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
16 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
16 
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).
0 
Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
0 
Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
0 
Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
0 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
0 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
73 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
70 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
70 
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.
64 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
59 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
58 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
56 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
51 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
50 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
46 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
46 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
44 
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.
44 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
43 
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.
43 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
42 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
40 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
39 
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.
39 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
38 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
36 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
36 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
35 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
33 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
32 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
32 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
31 
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.
30 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
30 
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.
29 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
29 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
29 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
27 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
27 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
24 
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.
23 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
21 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
19 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
12 
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.
8 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
6 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information.
  • Package products for storage or shipment.
  • Smooth garments with irons, presses, or steamers.
  • Adjust fabrics or other materials during garment production.
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
  • Stack finished items for further processing or shipment.
  • Clean fabrics or apparel.
  • Select production equipment according to product specifications.
  • Prepare fabrics or materials for processing or production.
  • Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures.
  • Inspect garments for defects, damage, or stains.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Cut fabrics.
  • Measure materials to mark reference points, cutting lines, or other indicators.
  • Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
  • Clean production equipment.
  • Maintain production or processing equipment.
  • Operate sewing equipment.
  • Install mechanical components in production equipment.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

Percentage of Top Responses
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


57     Continually or almost continually
28     More than half the time
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?


64     Continually or almost continually
12     More than half the time
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.)


52     Extremely important
11     Fairly important
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


40     Extremely important
31     Very important
26     Important
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?


23     Limited freedom
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


58     Every day
15     Once a year or more but not every month
11     Never
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


53     Every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


49     Continually or almost continually
15     About half the time
12     Never
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


35     Extremely important
27     Very important
19     Fairly important
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?


45     Constant contact with others
22     Occasional contact with others
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


39     Continually or almost continually
11     More than half the time
25     About half the time
21     Never
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


61     Highly competitive
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


34     Very high responsibility
15     High responsibility
25     Moderate responsibility
25     No responsibility
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


43     Every day
36     Never
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


26     Very high responsibility
22     Moderate responsibility
28     Limited responsibility
19     No responsibility
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


90     40 hours
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?


29     Extremely important
41     Not important at all
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?


29     Every day
25     Once a year or more but not every month
26     Never
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


25     Continually or almost continually
15     More than half the time
11     About half the time
41     Never
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


23     Some freedom
41     Limited freedom
30     No freedom
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?


33     Once a week or more but not every day
19     Once a year or more but not every month
28     Never
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


25     Extremely important
26     Fairly important
33     Not important at all
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?


30     Every day
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


20     Slightly automated
25     Not at all automated
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


32     Every day
49     Never
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


18     Every day
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


28     Moderately close (at arm's length)
12     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
24     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
34     I don't work near other people (beyond 100 ft.)
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


15     Extremely serious
19     Serious
13     Fairly serious
46     Not serious at all
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


37     Important
14     Fairly important
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


19     Every day
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?


23     Important results
12     Moderate results
12     Minor results
52     No results
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


36     Once a month or more but not every week
26     Once a year or more but not every month
37     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


28     Once a week or more but not every day
66     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


44     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
56     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


15     Every day
75     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?
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?


11     Every day
71     Never
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


69     Never
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


24     Less than half the time
61     Never
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


21     Once a month or more but not every week
73     Never
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


15     Once a week or more but not every day
85     Never
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?
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


83     Never
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


78     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


81     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?
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


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


100     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
Education Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Related Experience Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Job Zone Examples These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include counter and rental clerks, dishwashers, cashiers, landscaping and groundskeeping workers, logging equipment operators, and baristas.
SVP Range (Below 4.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
59   Less than high school diploma
26   High school diploma or equivalent Help
14   Doctoral degree

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Credentials

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100 
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.
72 
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.
28 
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.
22 
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.
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.
6 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
91 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
90 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
83 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
82 
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.
80 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
78 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
76 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
75 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
73 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
72 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
72 
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
71 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
70 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
69 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
68 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
65 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
56 
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.
45 
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.
11 
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.
11 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
8 
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.
6 
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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2016) $10.24 hourly, $21,300 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 52,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Decline (-2% or lower) Decline (-2% or lower)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 12,100
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)
Other Services (Except Public Administration) (86% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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