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TITLE: Machine Feeders and Offbearers

DEFINITION: Feed materials into or remove materials from machines or equipment that is automatic or tended by other workers.

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


    TASKS:

    1. Feeds materials into machines and equipment to process and manufacture products.

    2. Loads materials and products into machines and equipment, using hand tools and moving devices.

    3. Removes materials and products from machines and equipment, using hand tools and moving devices.

    4. Off bears materials and products from machines and equipment, using hand tools.

    5. Shovels or scoops materials into containers, machines, or equipment for processing, storage or transport.

    6. Adds chemicals, solutions, or ingredients to machines or equipment to ensure manufacturing process meets specifications.

    7. Transfers materials and products between storage areas and machinery and equipment.

    8. Sorts and selects materials and products and rejects defective pieces, following specified instructions and standards.

    9. Fastens, packages, or stacks materials and products, using hand tools and fastening equipment.

    10. Inspects materials and products for defects and to ensure conformance to specifications.

    11. Weighs or measures materials or products to ensure conformance to specifications.

    12. Identifies and marks materials, products, and samples, following instructions.

    13. Records production and operational information and data on specified forms.

    14. Modifies materials and products during manufacturing process to meet requirements.

    15. Moves controls to start, stop, or adjust machinery and equipment.

    16. Cleans and maintains machinery, equipment, and work areas to ensure proper functioning and safe working conditions.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.

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

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

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

    30 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

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

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

    10 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

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

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

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

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

    SKILLS:
    Skills elements are ranked by importance.

    70 Product Inspection
    Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products

    60 Operation and Control
    Controlling operations of equipment or systems

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

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

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

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

    40 Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems

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

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

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

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

    35 Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

    30 Repairing
    Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools

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

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

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

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

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

    25 Idea Generation
    Generating a number of different approaches to problems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    15 Speaking
    Talking to others to effectively convey information

    15 Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea

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

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

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

    15 Science
    Using scientific methods to solve problems

    10 Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

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

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

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

    5 Negotiation
    Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences

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

    5 Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something .

    ABILITIES:
    Abilities elements are ranked by importance.

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

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

    70 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

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

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

    60 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.

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

    60 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.

    60 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

    55 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    45 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

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

    45 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

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

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

    40 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

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

    40 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

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

    35 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

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

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

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

    30 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

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

    25 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.

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

    25 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

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

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

    25 Far Vision
    The ability to see details at a distance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    5 Night Vision
    The ability to see under low light conditions

    WORK ACTIVITIES:
    Work activities elements are ranked by importance.

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

    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.

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

    60 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.

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

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

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

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

    45 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

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

    20 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 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.

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

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

    10 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    80 (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.)

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

    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 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?

    68 (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?

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

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

    56 (I) Importance of Being 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    40 (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)

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

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

    30 (F) Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People
    How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?

    30 (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?

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

    29 (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

    26 (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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    20 (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)

    17 (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?

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

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

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

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

    15 (F) 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)?

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

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

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

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

    10 (F) Radiation
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to radiation?

    10 (F) Specialized Protective or Safety Attire
    How often does the worker wear: Specialized protective or safety attire, such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suit, or radiation protection?

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

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

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

    5 (F) High Places
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to high places? High Places (e.g., heights above 8 feet on ladders, poles, scaffolding, catwalks, etc.)

    5 (F) Deal With Physically Aggressive People
    How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?

    5 (F) Diseases or Infections
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to diseases/infection? Diseases/Infections (e.g., patient care, some laboratory work, sanitation control, etc.)

    4 (I) Deal With External Customers
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Deal with external customers (e.g., retail sales) or the public in general (e.g., police work)?

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

    INTERESTS:
    Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.

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

    33 Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

    17 Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

    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.

    11 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.

    WORK VALUES:
    Work values elements are ranked by extent.

    54 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.

    23 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.

    23 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.

    16 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.

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

    69 Activity
    Workers on this job are busy all the time

    59 Security
    Workers on this job have steady employment

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

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

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

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

    44 Advancement
    Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement

    44 Independence
    Workers on this job do their work alone

    41 Working Conditions
    Workers on this job have good working conditions

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

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

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

    22 Achievement
    Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment

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

    16 Creativity
    Workers on this job try out their own ideas

    16 Responsibility
    Workers on this job make decisions on their own

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

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

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

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

    CROSSWALKS:
    DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles): 929686022 Feed-in Worker
    920586010 Masking-Machine Feeder
    715686010 Destaticizer Feeder
    715686014 Machine Feeder
    920686042 Press Bucker
    787686010 Bag Sewer
    922686010 Dumper
    922686014 Lowerator Operator
    951686010 Fuel-House Attendant
    921686014 Conveyor Feeder-Offbearer
    819686010 Machine Feeder
    921686010 Carton-Counter Feeder
    726686010 Wave-Solder Offbearer
    920686034 Pad-Machine Feeder
    920686046 Spooler, Sequins
    920686050 Tray Filler
    920686018 Folding-Machine Feeder
    727687010 Acid Dumper
    929686018 Crayon-Sorting-Machine Feeder
    749686010 Striper, Machine
    920686014 Cotton-Ball Bagger
    920686030 Packing-Machine Can Feeder
    920686038 Poly-Packer and Heat-Sealer
    751686010 Hose Cutter, Machine
    762686010 Edge-Banding-Machine Offbearer
    732686010 Hay Sorter
    920686026 Packing-Floor Worker
    520686014 Dessert-Cup-Machine Feeder
    520686030 Molding-Machine-Operator Helper
    520686034 Plug Shaper, Machine
    512686010 Cupola Charger
    522686010 Chip Washer
    509666010 Compound-Coating-Machine Offbearer
    515686010 Battery-Wrecker Operator
    504686014 Furnace Helper
    509686014 Pasting-Machine Offbearer
    521686030 Cut-in Worker
    509687026 Laborer, General
    524686010 Enrobing-Machine Feeder
    361686010 Washing-Machine Loader-and-Puller
    369686010 Folding-Machine Operator
    429686010 Press Feeder, Broomcorn
    520686010 Ball-Machine Operator
    522686014 General Helper
    521686046 Nut Chopper
    521686042 Flumer II
    363686010 Flatwork Finisher
    521686034 Fish-Machine Feeder
    504686022 Heat Treater
    521686022 Cotton Puller
    521686018 Chicle-Grinder Feeder
    521686014 Cake Puller
    519686010 Laborer, General
    525686010 Casing Cleaner
    525686014 Conveyor Loader II
    525686018 Head-Machine Feeder
    525686022 Skinning-Machine Feeder
    521686038 Flumer
    673686030 Disc-Pad Grinding Machine Feeder
    599686010 Mill-Operator Helper
    550686030 Mixing-Machine Feeder
    659686014 Printer-Slotter Helper
    676686014 Driller and Deburrer, Reflector
    550686034 Mottler-Machine Feeder
    681686018 Spooler Operator, Automatic
    529686066 Press Machine Feeder
    529686062 Long-Goods Helper, Machine
    676686010 Stone-Driller Helper
    681686010 Beam Racker
    692686038 Dynamite-Packing-Machine Feeder
    640686010 Rotary-Cutter Feeder
    583686030 Press Feeder
    529686042 Filler Feeder
    684686010 Clipper, Machine
    583686014 Fusing-Machine Feeder
    583686018 Glove Turner and Former, Automatic
    583686022 Mangle-Press Catcher
    583686026 Outsole Flexer
    550686010 Batch Trucker
    529686086 Utility Worker
    550686014 Compound Filler
    563686014 Veneer-Drier Feeder
    563686010 Sticker
    563686018 Offbearer, Pipe Smoking Machine
    692686034 Design Assembler
    529686074 Rack Loader I
    529686070 Production Helper
    550686022 Glazing Operator, Black Powder
    558666010 Devulcanizer Charger
    667686010 Clothespin-Machine Operator
    599686014 Spray-Unit Feeder
    529686082 Steak Tenderizer, Machine
    683686010 Battery Loader
    679686010 Asbestos-Shingle Shearing-Machine Operator
    692686018 Broomcorn Seeder
    673686014 Burr Grinder
    673686010 Beveling-and-Edging-Machine-Operator Helper
    589686034 Package Crimper
    653686026 Bindery-Machine Feeder-Offbearer
    692686010 Assembly-Machine Operator
    579686014 Mat Packer
    579686018 Mica-Laminating-Machine Feeder
    589686042 Sock Boarder
    589686046 Taker-Off, Hemp Fiber
    529686018 Cigarette-Making-Machine-Hopper Feeder
    589686050 Tobacco-Cloth Reclaimer
    669687010 Cleat Feeder
    589687062 Dye-Stand Loader
    529686010 Bundles Hanger
    652686046 Ware Server
    677686010 Sawyer I
    677686014 Glass-Cutting-Machine Feeder
    579686026 Offbearer, Sewer Pipe
    652687038 Printer, Floor Covering, Assistant
    653686010 Casing-in-Line Feeder
    579686030 Press Offbearer
    549686014 Felt Hanger
    551666010 Pitch Worker
    564686010 Wood Scrap Handler
    692686030 Cutter II
    529686054 Laborer, Pie Bakery
    692686026 Carbon Rod Inserter
    692686022 Bulb Filler
    579686022 Mirror-Machine Feeder
    590687018 Rack Loader
    590686014 Guider
    529686038 Feeder-Catcher, Tobacco
    669686030 Woodworking-Machine Feeder
    692686014 Base Remover
    589686030 Opener II
    680686018 Machine Feeder, Raw Stock
    673686026 Layer
    673686022 Edging-Machine Feeder
    680686014 First-Breaker Feeder
    680686010 Can Doffer
    529686030 Egg Washer, Machine
    673686018 Edger-Machine Helper
    589686010 Back Tender
    667686018 Trimmer Helper
    589686014 Cloth Feeder
    589686018 Feather-Curling-Machine Operator
    669686034 Woodworking-Machine Offbearer
    680686022 Waste-Machine Offbearer
    581686026 Drying-Rack Changer
    663686014 Break-Off Worker
    530686010 Beater-and-Pulper Feeder
    692686066 Third Dry-Cell-Assembling-Machine Tender
    651686010 Cylinder-Press Feeder
    651686014 Feeder
    614686014 Tester-Operator Helper
    651686018 Jogger
    530686014 Loader, Magazine Grinder
    614586010 Wire Charger
    530686018 Waste-Paper-Hammermill Operator
    555686014 Soap Chipper
    613686010 Catcher
    530666010 Rag-Cutting-Machine Feeder
    651686022 Roll Tender
    555686010 Block-Breaker Operator
    581686030 Dust-Mill Operator
    581686034 Feather-Drying-Machine Operator
    582686038 Warp Coiler
    689686054 Waste Chopper
    692686042 Groover
    689686018 Cutting-Machine Offbearer
    581586010 Heat Curer
    689686030 Hair-Spinning-Machine Operator
    689686034 Needle-Punch-Machine-Operator Helper
    689686038 Shuttle Hand
    663686010 Block Feeder
    604686010 Wire Threader
    690686010 Beveling-Machine Operator
    673666010 Belt Sander, Stone
    689686058 Cloth Doffer
    532686014 Paper-Cone-Drying-Machine Operator
    532686010 Digester-Operator Helper
    649686022 Finishing-Machine Operator
    604666010 Threading-Machine Feeder, Automatic I
    649686026 Plating-Machine Operator
    649686030 Slitter-Creaser-Slotter Helper
    689686046 Thread-Pulling-Machine Attendant
    652686026 Print-Line Feeder
    562686010 Steam-Tunnel Feeder
    585686010 Feather-Cutting-Machine Feeder
    570686010 Abrasive-Grader Helper
    652686030 Print-Line Tailer
    570686018 Preparation-Room Worker
    559686042 Slabber
    662686010 End-Touching-Machine Operator
    582686034 Tube Handler
    559686030 Laborer, Vat House
    612666010 Spike-Machine Feeder
    529687182 Shredded-Filler Hopper-Feeder
    652686022 Loader-Unloader, Screen-Printing Machine
    559686022 Laborer
    559686018 Hose-Tubing Backer
    572686010 Cupola Charger, Insulation
    559686014 Drier Feeder
    554686010 Calender Feeder
    570687010 Batch Mixer
    553686026 Drier Operator V
    689686014 Bobbin-Cleaning-Machine Operator
    652586010 Utility Worker, Cloth Printing
    582686030 Top-Dyeing-Machine Loader
    652686010 Cloth-Printer Helper
    582686018 Raw-Stock-Machine Loader
    553686010 Bone-Char Operator
    582686010 Dye-House Worker
    586686010 Carroting-Machine Offbearer
    553686022 Deckhand
    586686018 Hat-Forming-Machine Feeder
    652686014 Grainer, Machine
    553686034 Frame Feeder
    553686038 Rotary-Drier Feeder
    529687230 Laborer, Shellfish Processing
    669686010 Automatic-Nailing-Machine Feeder
    652686018 Gray-Cloth Tender, Printing
    694686010 Clip-Loading-Machine Feeder
    581686042 Wet-Cotton Feeder
    553686018 Curing-Press Operator
    689366010 Head Doffer
    569686054 Veneer-Taping-Machine Offbearer
    686686010 Felt-Tipping-Machine Tender
    641686026 Paper-Bag-Press Operator
    641686030 Scorer Helper
    692686054 Nail-Polish-Brush-Machine Feeder, Automatic
    659687010 Racker
    574686010 Spray-Machine Loader
    617686010 Hoop Coiler
    665686010 Pole-Peeling-Machine-Operator Helper
    619686018 Hopper Feeder
    663686026 Slicing-Machine Tender
    652686034 Raised Printer
    581686010 Blower Feeder, Dyed Raw Stock
    556686022 Suppository-Molding-Machine Operator
    689686022 Doffer
    581686014 Drier
    553486010 Calcine Furnace Loader
    665686014 Stave-Planer Tender
    662686014 Multiple-Drum-Sander Helper
    692686046 Laminated-Plastic-Tabletop-Molding Wrapper
    692686050 Mounter I
    569686010 Back Feeder, Plywood Layup Line
    685686010 Fringing-Machine Operator
    569686014 Core Layer, Plywood Layup Line
    569686018 Cork-Pressing-Machine Operator
    569686022 Gluing-Machine Offbearer
    619686010 Automatic Stacker
    665686022 Veneer-Jointer Offbearer
    575686018 Pin Maker
    569686030 Pad-Machine Offbearer
    559686010 Compound Worker
    569686034 Retort Unloader
    569686038 Gluing-Machine Feeder
    569686042 Laminating-Machine Feeder
    569686050 Press Breaker
    575686014 Molder Helper
    556686018 Stripper
    569686026 Laborer, Hot-Plate Plywood Press
    690686026 Crimper
    581686018 Drier Attendant
    581686022 Drying-Oven Attendant
    603686010 Polishing-Machine-Operator Helper
    603686014 Deburrer, Printed Circuit Board Panels
    690686046 Plastic-Design Applier
    552686010 Extractor-Operator Helper
    690686042 Injection-Molding-Machine Offbearer
    690686054 Splitting-Machine Feeder
    690686034 Folding-Machine Operator
    690686050 Rubber-Roller Grinder
    690686022 Coating-Machine Feeder
    573686026 Kiln Placer
    573686022 Hacker
    573686018 Glass-Vial-Bending-Conveyor Feeder
    573686014 Fusing-Furnace Loader
    573686010 Brake-Lining Curer
    699686010 Machine Feeder
    690686038 Injection-Molding-Machine Offbearer
    690686058 Sweatband Flanger
    690686062 Sweatband-Cutting-Machine Operator
    663686018 Green-Chain Offbearer
    551686018 Hopper Feeder
    690686066 Toggle-Press Folder-and-Feeder
    669686018 Chain Offbearer
    669686022 Reed-Press Feeder
    551686010 Bead Picker
    692686062 Stem Sizer
    556686014 Cell Stripper
    551686014 Extractor Loader and Unloader
    691686010 Twisting-Machine Operator
    692686058 Necker

    AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management): No crosswalks

    CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations): 874 Production Helpers
    878 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
    749 Miscellaneous Textile Machine Operators

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

    GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration): 060440 Elemental Work: Industrial: Loading, Moving, Hoisting, and Conveying
    060411 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Chemical Processing
    060410 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Metal Processing
    060302 Quality Control: Inspecting, Grading, Sorting, Weighing, and Recording
    060428 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Food Processing
    060202 Production Work: Machine Work, Metal and Plastics
    060430 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Stone, Glass, and Clay
    060429 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Rubber
    060403 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Wood
    060406 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Textiles
    060405 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Fabric and Leather
    060434 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Assorted Materials
    060437 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Stamping, Marking, Labeling,
    060404 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Paper
    060438 Elemental Work: Industrial: Wrapping and Packaging
    060439 Elemental Work: Industrial: Cleaning
    060408 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Stone, Glass, and Clay
    060402 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Metal and Plastics
    051219 Elemental Work: Mechanical: Reproduction Services
    060433 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Brushing, Spraying, and Coati
    030401 Elemental Work: Plants and Animals: Farming
    060435 Elemental Work: Industrial: Laundering, Dry Cleaning
    060409 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Assorted Materials
    060420 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Assembling
    060431 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Welding and Flame Cutting
    060407 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Rubber
    060415 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Food Processing
    060418 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Wood Processing
    060417 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Clay Processing
    060416 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Textile, Fabric and L
    051204 Elemental Work: Mechanical: Hoisting, Conveying
    060419 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Assorted Materials Pr
    060426 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Paper
    060414 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Paper Making
    060421 Elemental Work: Industrial: Machine Work, Brushing, Spraying, and Coat
    060413 Elemental Work: Industrial: Equipment Operation, Rubber, Plastics, and
    051203 Elemental Work: Mechanical: Loading, Moving
    060427 Elemental Work: Industrial: Manual Work, Textile, Fabric and Leather

    MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes): No crosswalks

    OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics): 98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers

    OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations): 4402 Bindery Working
    5432 Fish Facility Operating

    SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification): 53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers