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Helpers--Production Workers

Help production workers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.   (O'Net 51-9198.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Abrasive Mixer Helper, Acid Filler, Advertising Material Distributor, Air and Water Filler, Aircraft Machinist Helper, Airport Maintenance Laborer   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 10.50   $ 11.94   $ 14.38   $ 17.06   $ 18.70   $ 14.43  
    Yearly $21,850   $24,830   $29,910   $35,480   $38,910   $30,010  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 10.73   $ 12.41   $ 14.80   $ 17.30   $ 18.79   $ 14.68  
    Yearly $22,320   $25,820   $30,780   $35,980   $39,090   $30,530  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 10.27   $ 11.94   $ 14.51   $ 17.24   $ 18.85   $ 14.63  
    Yearly $21,360   $24,840   $30,170   $35,850   $39,200   $30,420  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 10.13   $ 10.92   $ 12.23   $ 14.61   $ 17.26   $ 12.96  
    Yearly $21,070   $22,710   $25,440   $30,380   $35,900   $26,950  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 636 664 0.4% 24
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Administrative and support services 28.1%
    Food manufacturing 12.7%
    Fabricated metal product manufacturing 9.1%
    Paper manufacturing 4.0%
    Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 3.9%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Operate machinery used in the production process, or assist machine operators.
     
  • Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards.
     
  • Observe equipment operations so that malfunctions can be detected, and notify operators of any malfunctions.
     
  • Lift raw materials, finished products, and packed items, manually or using hoists.
     
  • Count finished products to determine if product orders are complete.
     
  • Mark or tag identification on parts.
     
  • Load and unload items from machines, conveyors, and conveyances.
     
  • Help production workers by performing duties of lesser skill, such as supplying or holding materials or tools, or cleaning work areas and equipment.
     
  • Clean and lubricate equipment.
     
  • Record information, such as the number of products tested, meter readings, or dates and times of product production.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Production Workers  updated December 2006
     


    Knowledge
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Production Workers  updated December 2006
     


    Skills
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    No skills information for this occupation.
     


    Abilities
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  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
     
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
     
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
     
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Production Workers  updated December 2006
     


    Work Activities
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  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
     
  • Controlling Machines and Processes - Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
     
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People - Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Production Workers  updated December 2006
     


    Interests
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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Production Workers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Production Workers  updated December 2006
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
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  • Experience: Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Production Workers  updated December 2006
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Production Workers 
     

     
     
     
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