What work activities are done by Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic?

Based on survey data, Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic work activities typically include the following:

  • Handling and Moving Objects: 85% of the time. Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes: 84% of the time. Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
  • Performing General Physical Activities: 83% of the time. Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events: 81% of the time. Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment: 77% of the time. Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: 75% of the time. Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Getting Information: 73% of the time. Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material: 72% of the time. Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems: 69% of the time. Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Documenting/Recording Information: 69% of the time. Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People: 68% of the time. Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings: 67% of the time. Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information: 67% of the time. Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: 66% of the time. Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards: 66% of the time. Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Interacting With Computers: 66% of the time. Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Training and Teaching Others: 64% of the time. Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Coaching and Developing Others: 63% of the time. Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Processing Information: 59% of the time. Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: 57% of the time. Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment: 57% of the time. Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: 56% of the time. Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities: 55% of the time. Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others: 54% of the time. Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Analyzing Data or Information: 51% of the time. Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others: 49% of the time. Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment: 49% of the time. Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Thinking Creatively: 49% of the time. Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others: 48% of the time. Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates: 48% of the time. Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others: 48% of the time. Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Developing and Building Teams: 48% of the time. Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies: 47% of the time. Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
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