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TITLE: Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, or Kettle Operators and Tenders

DEFINITION: Operate or tend heating equipment other than basic metal or plastic processing equipment. Oven Operators or Tenders: Bake fiberglass or painted products, fuse glass or enamel to metal products, carbonize coal, or cure rubber or other products. Furnace Operators or Tenders: Anneal glass, roast sulfur, convert chemicals, or process petroleum. Kettle Operators and Tenders: Boil soap, or melt antimony or asphalt materials. Drier Operators and Tenders: Remove moisture from paper, chemicals, ore, clay products, or slurry.

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


    TASKS:

    1. Loads equipment receptacle or conveyor with material to be processed, manually or using hoist.

    2. Presses and adjusts controls to activate, set, and regulate equipment operation according to specifications.

    3. Monitors equipment operation, gauges, and panel lights to detect deviation from standards.

    4. Stops equipment and clears blockages or jams, using fingers, wire, or hand tools.

    5. Weighs or measures specified amount of material or substance to be processed, using devices such as scales and calipers.

    6. Reads and interprets work orders and instructions to determine work assignment, process specifications, and production schedule.

    7. Removes product from equipment, manually or using hoist, and prepares for storage, shipment, or additional processing.

    8. Examines or tests sample of processed substance, or collects sample for laboratory testing, to ensure conformance to specifications.

    9. Replaces worn or defective equipment parts, using hand tools.

    10. Cleans, lubricates, and adjusts equipment, using items such as scrapers, solvents, airhose, oil, and hand tools.

    11. Records gauge readings, test results, and shift production in log book.

    12. Confers with supervisor or other equipment operators to report equipment malfunction or resolve problems resulting from process changes.

    13. Transports materials and products to and from work area, manually or using cart, handtruck, or hoist.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    25 Transportation
    Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including their relative costs, advantages, and limitations

    21 Public Safety and Security
    Knowledge of weaponry, public safety, and security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, and the protection of people, data, and property

    17 Design
    Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

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

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

    13 Building and Construction
    Knowledge of materials, methods, and the appropriate tools to construct objects, structures, and buildings

    8 Psychology
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

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

    4 Telecommunications
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems

    4 Medicine and Dentistry
    Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures

    4 Education and Training
    Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles

    4 Fine Arts
    Knowledge of theory and techniques required to produce, compose, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture

    4 Sociology and Anthropology
    Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, cultures, their history, migrations, ethnicity, and origins

    4 Law, Government and Jurisprudence
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process

    SKILLS:
    Skills elements are ranked by importance.

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

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

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

    50 Operation and Control
    Controlling operations of equipment or systems

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

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

    46 Product Inspection
    Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products

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

    46 Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

    42 Repairing
    Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools

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

    38 Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems

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

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

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

    29 Science
    Using scientific methods to solve problems

    25 Speaking
    Talking to others to effectively convey information

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

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

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

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

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

    17 Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    17 Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea

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

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

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

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

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

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

    8 Idea Generation
    Generating a number of different approaches to problems

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

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

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

    4 Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something

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

    4 Negotiation
    Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences

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

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

    ABILITIES:
    Abilities elements are ranked by importance.

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

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

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

    45 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    25 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    15 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    WORK ACTIVITIES:
    Work activities elements are ranked by importance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    35 Operating Vehicles or Equipment
    Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    15 Coaching and Developing Others
    Identifying developmental needs of others and coaching or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

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

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

    10 Selling or Influencing Others
    Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods, or otherwise changing their minds or actions.

    10 Teaching Others
    Identifying educational needs, developing formal training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 Scheduling Work and Activities
    Scheduling events, programs, activities, as well as the work of others.

    5 Performing For or Working With Public
    Performing for people or dealing directly with the public, including serving persons in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

    5 Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
    Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    5 Developing and Building Teams
    Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

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

    5 Guiding, Directing and Motivating Subordinates
    Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring subordinates.

    5 Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
    Providing consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-related, or process related topics.

    5 Resolving Conflict or Negotiating with Others
    Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    INTERESTS:
    Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.

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

    44 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.

    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.

    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.

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

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

    WORK VALUES:
    Work values elements are ranked by extent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    59 Security
    Workers on this job have steady employment

    56 Activity
    Workers on this job are busy all the time

    56 Independence
    Workers on this job do their work alone

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

    44 Advancement
    Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement

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

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

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

    34 Achievement
    Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment

    34 Responsibility
    Workers on this job make decisions on their own

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

    31 Working Conditions
    Workers on this job have good working conditions

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

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

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

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

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

    9 Creativity
    Workers on this job try out their own ideas

    CROSSWALKS:
    DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles): 955685010 Incinerator Operator I
    869685010 Kettle Tender
    513362010 Calciner Operator
    519685022 Kettle Tender I
    512685018 Pot Tender
    519685018 Kettle Operator
    519685010 Briquetting-Machine Operator
    511482010 Control Operator
    511565014 Drier Tender
    519665014 Standpipe Tender
    513462010 Furnace Operator
    361685010 Conditioner-Tumbler Operator
    503685022 Flame Degreaser
    504685030 Reel-Blade-Bender Furnace Tender
    513565010 Kiln Operator
    504485010 Rivet Heater
    509685018 Burning-Plant Operator
    369685034 Tumbler Operator
    518685010 Core-Oven Tender
    369685026 Rug-Dry-Room Attendant
    509565010 Kiln Operator
    513682010 Rotary-Kiln Operator
    581685046 Raw-Stock-Drier Tender
    561362010 Treating Engineer
    587682010 Autoclave Operator
    553685054 Drier Operator IV
    589485010 Pad-Extractor Tender
    587585010 Autoclave Operator
    553685050 Drier Operator III
    553362014 Autoclave Operator
    581685034 Drying-Unit-Felting-Machine Operator
    553685042 Drier Operator
    553685038 Curing-Oven Tender
    573683010 Steam-Tank Operator
    556585014 Polymerization-Oven Operator
    581685050 Rug-Drying-Machine Operator
    553685034 Continuous-Linter-Drier Operator
    579685034 Nodulizer
    581685054 Skein-Yarn Drier
    581685062 Tumbler Tender
    581685066 Vacuum-Drier Operator
    553685046 Drier Operator II
    553685118 Drier Operator VI
    553685086 Pigment Furnace Tender
    573585010 Oven Tender
    573662010 Firer, Kiln
    573682010 Kiln Burner
    553685094 Rotary-Furnace Tender
    553685082 Oven Tender
    563685026 Veneer Redrier
    563685022 Veneer Drier
    553685106 Vacuum-Drier Tender
    581685030 Drying-Machine Tender
    573382018 Tunnel-Kiln Operator
    582685086 Hair-Boiler Operator
    563685014 Clothespin-Drier Operator
    562665010 Log Cooker
    573382014 Spray-Drier Operator
    563682010 Charcoal Burner, Beehive Kiln
    573382010 Rotary-Kiln Operator
    563662010 Treating-Plant Operator
    563585010 Drier Tender
    563382010 Kiln Operator
    573362010 Dry-Kiln Operator
    553685074 Lime-Sludge Kiln Operator
    572685010 Glass-Furnace Tender
    571685010 Burner Tender
    580685014 Cloth Drier
    562665014 Steam-Box Operator
    563685018 Dry-House Attendant
    590685010 Backing-in-Machine Tender
    553665026 Drier Operator I
    553665018 Cook
    553665014 Black-Mill Operator
    553585018 Drying-Room Attendant
    573685030 Lens Hardener
    590662022 Stove-Carriage Operator
    590665010 Oven Operator
    553585014 Dry-House Attendant
    573685026 Lehr Tender
    553585010 Debubblizer
    553582014 Pot Firer
    581685078 Flat Drier
    553482010 Ager Operator
    553665034 Firer Helper
    553462010 Flash-Drier Operator
    590685034 Firer
    709682010 Autoclave Operator II
    553385014 Primer Expeditor and Drier
    581685022 Dry-Cans Operator
    573462010 Lime-Kiln Operator
    553685070 Kettle Worker
    590685090 Curing Oven Attendant
    558685054 Red-Lead Burner
    599682014 Impregnator and Drier
    558482010 Furnace Operator
    553582010 Drier Operator II
    581686038 Tray Drier
    581685026 Drying-Machine Operator, Package Yarns
    581685014 Drier
    558585030 Lead-Nitrate Processor
    573685010 Annealer
    581685082 Drum-Drier Operator
    559662010 Acid Maker
    553382014 Boiler
    553685030 Calcine-Furnace Tender
    573685046 Oven-Press Tender II
    573685042 Oven-Press Tender I
    553685022 Bone-Drier Operator
    579382014 Cupola Operator, Insulation
    573685038 Burner
    553665030 Drum-Drier Operator
    573685014 Clay Roaster
    573685034 Regenerator Operator
    553682022 Reduction-Furnace Operator
    553682010 Black-Ash-Burner Operator
    553685090 Rabble-Furnace Tender
    553382022 Varnish Maker
    553665054 Tray-Drier Operator
    581685018 Drier Operator III
    553665042 Plastics-Seasoner Operator
    590382010 Operator, Automated Process
    553665038 Heater Tender
    553382010 Autoclave Operator I
    553685018 Bone-Char Kiln Tender
    542685018 Unit Operator
    543682014 Drier Operator
    532685010 Back Tender, Insulation Board
    532685014 Cooker Tender
    543682010 Coke Burner
    543562010 Carbon-Furnace Operator
    532687010 Label Drier
    543682018 Furnace Operator
    543362010 Oil Boiler
    553685098 Soap-Drier Operator
    542685010 Plant Operator, Channel Process
    542562010 Furnace Operator
    542362010 Heater II
    619662010 Shrink-Pit Operator
    534565010 Oven Tender
    551685026 Centrifugal-Drier Operator
    543382010 Drier Operator
    543685014 Drier Tender
    543685022 Thaw-Shed Heater Tender
    543685018 Oven Tender
    532585010 Matrix-Drier Tender
    543682026 Still Operator

    AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management): 0188 FIRER, KILN(pottery & porc)
    0266 KILN OPERATOR (woodworking)

    CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations): 748 Laundering and Dry Cleaning Machine Operators
    777 Miscellaneous Machine Operators, N.E.C.
    757 Separating, Filtering, and Clarifying Machine Operators
    599 Construction Trades, N.E.C.
    699 Miscellaneous Plant and System Operators
    749 Miscellaneous Textile Machine Operators
    733 Miscellaneous Woodworking Machine Operators
    766 Furnace, Kiln, and Oven Operators, Exc. Food

    CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs): 000000 NO CIP ASSIGNED

    GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration): 060405 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Fabric and Leather
    060439 Elemental Work: Industrial: Cleaning
    060301 Quality Control: Inspecting, Testing, and Repairing
    060435 Elemental Work: Industrial: Laundering, Dry Cleaning
    050602 Systems Operation: Stationary Engineering
    060417 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Clay Processing
    060410 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Metal Processing
    060215 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Food Processing
    060217 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Clay and Coke Processing
    060214 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Paper and Paper Products Process
    060218 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Assorted Materials Processing
    060412 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Petroleum, Gas, and C
    060212 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Petroleum and Gas Processing
    060411 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Chemical Processing
    060419 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Assorted Materials Pr
    060213 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Rubber, Plastics, and Glass Proc
    060413 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Rubber, Plastics, and
    060421 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Brushing, Spraying, and Coat
    051210 Elemental Work: Mechanical: Heating and Melting
    060211 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Chemical Processing
    060414 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Paper Making
    060418 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Wood Processing
    060210 Production Work: Equipment Operation, Metal Processing
    060416 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Textile, Fabric and L
    060208 Production Work: Machine Work, Stone, Glass, and Clay
    060434 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Assorted Materials

    MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes): No crosswalks

    OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics): 92923 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, Or Kettle Operators and Tenders

    OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations): 5403 Incinerator Operating

    SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification): 51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders