Lens Grinders and Polishers
People in this career need to:
- Listen to others, understand, and ask questions.
- Read and understand work-related materials.
- Express ideas clearly when speaking.
- Understand new information or materials by studying and working with them.
- Analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
- Identify problems and review information. Develop, review, and apply solutions.
- Follow guidelines to arrange objects or actions in a certain order.
- Judge the costs and benefits of a possible action.
- Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
- Use reasoning to discover answers to problems.
- Use math skills to solve problems.
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide quickly and correctly.
- Manage the time of self and others.
- Check how well one is learning or doing something.
- Use several methods to learn or teach others how to do something.
- Be aware of others' reactions and change behavior in relation to them.
- Look for ways to help people.
- Repair machines or systems.
- Test and inspect products, services, or processes. Evaluate quality or performance.
- Determine the tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Reason and Problem Solve
Use Math and Science
Manage Oneself, People, Time and Things
Work with People
Work with Things
People in this career need knowledge in the following areas:
- Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of providing special services to customers based on their needs.
- Mathematics: Knowledge of the rules and uses of numbers. Areas of knowledge include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics.
People in this career are people who tend to:
- Consider support from their employer important. They like to be treated fairly and have supervisors who will back them up. They prefer jobs where they are trained well.
- Have realistic interests. They like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like to work with plants, animals, and physical materials such as wood, tools, and machinery. They often prefer to work outside.
- Have conventional interests. They like work activities that follow set procedures, routines, and standards. They like to work with data and detail. They prefer working where there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Source: Minnesota Department of Education.