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+ Agricultural Inspectors Job Description
America’s farms and ranches feed the world. The wood from our forests is also in great demand. Agricultural Inspectors help to make sure that everything grown for commercial purposes meets government standards for quality and safety. Inspectors are involved in all aspects of the production process…often examining samples along the way. They also inspect the equipment used in the production; checking to see that it’s clean and in proper working condition > view more

+ Animal Control Workers Job Description
You need a lot more than love for animals to be an animal control worker—but that’s a good place to start. Animal control workers take care of animals who are abandoned, unattended, unlicensed, mistreated—or who pose a danger to the community. In addition to feeding the animals and cleaning their pens, the job will often include caring for creatures who will be put to sleep. But it also might involve arranging for the adoption of animals in your care > view more

+ Assemblers and Fabricators, except Machine Job Description
People who like to work with things instead of words, paper and ideas are often more comfortable doing production work. An entry-level job is on a manufacturing assembly line. While you might start by turning out individual parts, if you show ability and reliability you might become an assembler or fabricator. This is a job that calls for careful repetition of a precise series of steps, as you assemble, or fit together, parts to form complete units > view more

+ Assemblers, Precision Job Description
While many manufacturing jobs have been automated, there are still many processes that may require manual assembly. And that’s the job of precision assemblers. These skilled workers build intricate products from manufactured parts or subassemblies -- ranging from electrical appliances and computers, to turbines, airplanes and cars. Precision assemblers must be able to do accurate work at a fast pace > view more

+ Butchers and Meat Cutters Job Description
Butchers and Meatcutters work in supermarkets and small retail shops. They cut large animal carcasses into serving sized cuts like roasts, chops and steaks, which are sold to customers. In addition, butchers often make special orders for customers, especially around the holidays. Butchers use tools like band saws, cleavers, knives and grinders. These tools can be dangerous, and can cause serious injuries if not used properly > view more

+ Carpet Installers Job Description
Carpet installing takes precision--and a good deal of physical strength and agility. Installers need to be able to handle large heavy rolls of padding and carpet. They also spend a lot of time kneeling and bending. Their judgment is called upon to evaluate the underlying flooring for imperfections. They need to know how things like traffic flow will affect the new carpet. Installers must be able to accurately measure and carefully cut the carpets > view more

+ Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers Job Description
Concrete and terrazzo finishers work with cement masons to lay durable lasting and often decorative concrete surfaces. A small project might be to apply cement, sand, pigment and marble chips, or stone to floors and stairways. A big job could be the final touch for the stairs of entrance of a school. Concrete finishers are generally responsible for finishing the surface of freshly poured concrete projects to remove imperfections and edge or groove the surface to prevent chipping or cracking > view more

+ Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators Job Description
Ever wonder how lipstick is made? How about house paint, detergent, gasoline, or plastic? Chemicals are key ingredients in most industrial and consumer goods, and Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators play an important role in their production. These workers monitor the flow and mix ratios of chemicals through production equipment such as catalytic converters, saturator tanks, and fermentation chambers > view more

+ Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment Job Description
A job as vehicle washer is not hard to get, so long as you meet some physical requirements. You have to be strong. You have to be willing to work hard for long hours—and low pay. You have to be able to lift and carry heavy objects, to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in awkward positions. You might need to wear safety clothing to protect yourself from chemicals. But what you’ll get at the end of the line, in addition to a clean vehicle, or piece of equipment, is experience and a record of on the job performance > view more

+ Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers
Our modern world would be far less convenient if we didn’t have the round the clock services of vending machines. Coin-operated machines dispense snacks, food and beverages. They make change and they entertain us. They’re stocked and kept clean by Vending Machine Servicers or Route Drivers, who travel from machine to machine. Drivers follow government regulations to protect food and beverages from contamination > view more

+ Communications Equipment Operators Job Description
Communications Equipment Operators keep the world talking. They may be switchboard operators, telephone operators, or directory assistance operators. They might work at a company with an internal phone system…or at a global long distance provider…but the basic task is the same: they connect callers with the people they’re trying to reach. These days that process might include a lot of automation, with machines handling key functions such as message taking and routing calls > view more

+ Construction Laborers Job Description
Construction Laborers are skilled workers who provide much of the physically demanding labor at all kinds of construction projects, from excavation to building to demolition. Depending on the specialty of the company that hires them laborers might clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, mix and place concrete, or even work with hazardous materials or explosives. To do all these things, they assist other craft workers, and operate a wide range of equipment > view more

+ Counter and Rental Clerks
Counter and rental clerks facilitate transactions—whether the transaction is a car rental, a video tape rental, or accepting shoes to be repaired or clothes to be dry cleaned. Specific duties vary, but most counter and rental clerks are responsible for answering questions about the product or service being offered, its cost, and rental agreement details. Some may receive incentive pay for selling add-ons, options, or special memberships > view more

+ Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee
If you like working around food, can deal with pressure and are neat and friendly, you probably have the ingredients to work as a counter attendant at a cafeteria, food concession or coffee shop. This is usually an entry-level position for people with high school degrees. Training takes place on the job. An experienced worker will show you how to take an order… prepare food and beverages… and how to properly serve them > view more

+ Data Entry and Information Procesing Workers
Our world is overflowing with numbers and information. Now that most businesses and institutions store that data in computers, we need an army of people to put the information into the system …and get it out again. That’s the job of Data Entry and Information Processing Workers. They often learn their skills in high school, or through career school courses. Once hired, employers also provide training on particular systems > view more

+ Dentists, General Job Description
Open wi--ide. Dentists diagnose and treat problems that occur in teeth and the tissues of the mouth. They fill cavities, repair broken teeth, perform extractions and clean teeth. They make molds for dentures to replace missing teeth and advise patients in good dental hygiene. Dentists use drills, x-ray machines, forceps, mirrors and brushes to do their jobs. They wear masks, gloves and safety glasses to protect themselves from infectious diseases > view more

+ Driver/Sales Workers Job Description
From the bread to soft drinks to toothpaste, the products you find on the supermarket shelves have been placed there by one of the legions of driver-sales workers employed by nearly every company with a product to sell in a retail store. In some businesses, a salesperson persuades a store to buy the product, a driver delivers it, and the store owner has the items unpacked and placed on the shelves > view more

+ Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers Job Description
When an appliance in your household breaks down…you want someone to fix it in a hurry. That’s why Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers are a welcome sight. These service technicians are sometimes trained by a store or manufacturer to handle particular brands of appliances or tools. Bench technicians do repairs in repair shops, factories and service centers. Field technicians dispatched to homes and businesses > view more

+ Environmental Engineering Technicians Job Description
Pollution is a major problem in today’s world. But we can breathe a little easier if Environmental Engineering Technicians are on the job. Working with environmental engineers and scientists, these technicians test the air, water and soil for pollution. This involves setting up and monitoring sophisticated equipment. If findings indicate that pollution levels need to be further investigated, these technicians become environmental detectives > view more

+ Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
Few careers leave so little room for error as that of an explosives worker. This is a job with conditions that are not only challenging, but often dangerous. Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts and blasters prepare and detonate explosives to move large amounts of earth or rock…or to demolish structures, such as buildings. They’re involved in every step of the blasting process, starting with a careful evaluation of the job and the materials needed to do it safely and effectively > view more

+ Film Laboratory Technician Job Description
Before motion picture footage can be edited into a film, it has to be processed, prepped, transferred and digitized into an editing system. Film laboratory technicians process and prep the film for that transfer. These workers are involved in many tasks in a film processing facility, and may specialize. While it helps to have a discerning eye, some lab techs rely more on their sense of touch -- working comfortably and accurately in complete darkness! In order to show you this, we're simulating the procedures with the lights on > view more

+ Food Service Managers Job Description
Food service managers are not only responsible for putting food on the table at colleges, large restaurants, and institutions; they're also responsible for the preparation of how the table is to be set up, as well as for the preparation of the server who takes the order and delivers the meal. In fact, food service managers do everything that restaurant owners do but on a much larger scale: they confer with chefs and cooks regarding the items on the day's menu, the size of the portions, and the price to be charged; they keep a sharp eye out for waste; and they do their best to maximize profitability without sacrificing quality > view more

+ Forest and Conservation Technicians Job Description
They are all around us, creating beauty, providing timber, and even helping to clean the air. But we too often we take trees...and the forests where they grow...for granted. Once ubiquitous and self-sufficient, our nation’s woodlands now require special management and care. That’s the job of forest and conservation technicians. They usually work outdoors, often in remote locations, checking the health of individual trees – and tree populations > view more

+ Foresters Job Description
Healthy forests provide us with clean air and water, abundant wildlife, and natural beauty we can all enjoy. They also supply the paper and wood products we use everyday. A forester is a professional trained in the art and science of managing this vital resource. Foresters are outdoors a great deal. Typical duties include measuring trees and supervising timber harvests. Foresters look for signs of insects and disease > view more

+ Furniture Finishers Job Description
If you enjoy working with your hands, you know how rewarding it can be to create something as beautiful as it is functional. And that's just what furniture finishers do. They are skilled workers who apply chemical coatings to enhance and highlight the beauty of wood furniture. They use hand or power tools to painstakingly prepare the surface. Using brushes or spray guns, they stain, paint or seal the surfaces > view more

+ Gas Plant Operators Job Description
Gas is a product of nature. But it takes a lot of technology to extract gas from nature, and to distribute it for use in industry and homes. Gas Plant Operators are responsible for performing these tasks safely and efficiently. For example, they’re in charge of complex equipment that extracts nitrogen and oxygen from the air. Or they might be in a plant that liquefies, compresses, or re-gasifies natural gas > view more

+ Glass Blowers, Molders, Benders, and Finishers
Glass making is an art…a science...and an industry. Glass blowers are skilled in a craft that takes strength, steady hands and care. A glass tube is heated to the melting point, then breath or compressed air is used to give the tube shape. The blower uses special tools to manipulate this molten glass into the intended form. Glass blowers may learn the job as an apprentice to a master glass blower > view more

+ Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products Job Descriptions
Have you ever wondered who decides that an egg is “Grade A” …or that a cut of beef is “Prime”? Consumers rely on the professional judgment of Agricultural Graders and Sorters. They determine what’s best, what’s second best…and what’s unacceptable. Graders and sorters examine agricultural products and unprocessed foods headed for market. They rate them according to size, weight, appearance and condition > view more

+ Helpers--Production Workers Job Description
Despite all the advances made by automation, there’s still the need for human helpers on the factory floor. Production helpers perform unskilled tasks around the work area. They may help assembly line workers set up or tend machinery, fetch or hold materials or tools, or feed items into the machines. They use carts, dollies, and hand trucks to move materials between work areas. They may keep records of machine processes…or clean the machinery after use…or sort and load finished products > view more

+ Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
If you enjoy interacting with people, like to dress well and give a good impression, and need a job that doesn’t require a lot of training, you might consider finding work as a host or hostess in a restaurant, lounge, or coffee shop. This is not the best-paid position in the establishment, but it’s vitally important because the host or hostess is the first impression a customer receives. The host or hostess is often responsible for taking reservations, guiding customers to tables, providing them with menus and making sure they receive prompt and courteous service > view more

+ Housekeeping Supervisors Job Description
America is a country on the move. So the outlook for employment in the hotel and motel business is good! Making sure rooms, meeting and banquet rooms are clean and equipped is the job of the Housekeeping Supervisor. This position is sometimes called an Executive Housekeeper, and involves many management duties such as hiring, training and firing staff, ordering supplies and maintaining a budget > view more

+ Industrial Machinery Mechanics Job Description
Industrial machinery is production machinery. This means at least two things: first, the machine is located in a plant of some sort and, second, when it breaks down, getting it running again quickly is essential. A broken machine can stop an entire assembly line, costing a company a huge amount of money in lost production time. That's why industrial machinery mechanics are so vital. It's also why these professionals spend so much of their time doing preventive maintenance > view more

+ Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators Job Description
Industrial truck and tractor operators are responsible for the movement of manufactured goods, grain, coal, construction materials, or other heavy items, around a factory or on and off ships. Operators must have the ability to judge distance, a good sense of balance, and good eye-hand-foot coordination to operate such equipment. Their primary responsibilities are to protect the materials they carry, to ensure that the goods arrive at the proper destination, and to adhere to strict safety practices so they avoid roll-overs and collisions > view more

+ Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaner
Janus was the Roman god who guarded gates and doors, so it's not surprising that the first "janitors" were doorkeepers. Gradually the job responsibilities expanded to include cleaning, sweeping, and otherwise caring for a building. That's why janitors are sometimes also known as "building custodians" or "maintenance workers." Schools, apartment and office buildings, shopping malls, airport terminals, hospitals, and just about every other place people gather, rely on janitors to keep them neat and clean > view more

+ Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers Job Description
A multitude of fabrics makes up the fashion scene today. Synthetics like nylon and spandex, natural cottons, linen silk and wool, leather, suede and furs…all have one thing in common. Sooner or later, they must be cleaned! That’s what provides an endless supply of customers for laundry and dry-cleaning workers. To stay in business, establishments that provide laundry and dry-cleaning services must train employees to treat each fabric with care > view more

+ Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants
Certain situations require that we change…or temporarily store…our street clothes while away from home. That’s why we need locker room, coatroom and dressing room attendants. Locker room attendants perform varied tasks in athletic facilities. They assign lockers and rent footwear or other gear. They answer members' questions and explain how equipment is used. They're often responsible for cleaning and maintaining the locker room, including restocking supplies > view more

+ Locksmiths and Safe Repairers Job Description
As long as human nature includes criminal activity, we’re going to need locks, keys and safes. That means there will be work for the trades people who perfect the precision skills necessary to become locksmiths and safe repairers. We depend on them to install locks and safes, and repair them when they break. We also depend on locksmiths to come and help, when we accidentally lock ourselves out of our car or home > view more

+ Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners Job Description
Housekeepers and their assistants are an important part of the "hospitality industry." They work in hotels and motels, making sure that each guest checks into a clean, neat room with fresh sheets on the bed and fresh towels in the bathroom. Attention to detail is essential. Since guests have different schedules, not every room can be made up in the same way. Housekeepers may have to skip around their assigned floors, yet still make sure that every room on their list has been made up by the end of the day > view more

+ Market Research Analysts Job Description
Every business needs to know who their customers are…and what they want. Market Research Analysts provide that information. When a new product is being developed, they consider its potential sales—and the competition. They may design telephone, personal or mail interview surveys to assess consumer preferences. For all kinds of services and products, from political parties to cleaning fluids, Market Research Analysts make phone calls, mail surveys, conduct interviews in stores and on the street > view more

+ Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
When it comes to buying meat, poultry or fish, consumers want more than just a good price. They want products that have been prepared properly and safely. That’s the responsibility of Meat, Poultry and Fish Cutters and Trimmers. Cutters and trimmers first inspect the food, to insure that it’s free of defects or bruises. Then they’ll clean, slice and section the product. With meat and poultry, bones and excess fat may be removed > view more

+ Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines Job Description
When it comes to fixing our cars, we go to an automobile mechanic. But there are many other types of mechanics. Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics service industrial equipment used in construction, logging and mining. Service technicians employed by the Federal Government may work on tanks and other armored equipment. From towering cranes…to giant drills deep underground, mechanics keep equipment running properly and safely > view more

+ Motorcycle Mechanics Job Description
For many people, motorcycles are not just machines; they are symbols of excitement and freedom. As aging baby boomers find themselves with increased leisure time and spending money, more and more are swelling the ranks of motorcycle enthusiasts. That means more work for motorcycle mechanics. You can get mechanical training in career school or on the job. Some manufacturers offer training to mechanics in their dealerships > view more

+ Nonfarm Animal Caretakers Job Description
A love of animals is just the beginning. If you wish to pursue a career as an animal caretaker, you must care enough about creatures to carry you through the difficulties of coping with a wide variety of chores and needs. Veterinary assistants in animal hospitals and clinics are trained to prepare the animals for surgery, and to clean them, and their cages. You cannot be squeamish about cleaning wounds and incisions, or coping with messes > view more

+ Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
Nearly every product made is sold in its own unique packaging. Making sure those items are properly packaged is the job of a packaging and filling machine operator. Whether it’s bagging items, rolling sheets, filling containers, making blister packs, wrapping, or boxing, packaging readies the product for display and purchase. Operators move materials to and from production areas -- manually or with forklifts, dollies, carts, or handtrucks > view more

+ Paperhangers Job Description
People have decorated the walls of their living spaces since ancient times. Modern advancements in the materials and techniques used to cover surfaces created positions for painters and paperhangers. Paperhangers, on the other hand, cover interior rooms with decorative wallpaper, fabric, vinyl and other materials. Each trade has its own set of skills…both must properly prepare the surfaces to be covered so that the paint or paper adheres to the surface > view more

+ Parking Lot Attendants Job Description
The job of Parking Lot Attendant may look easy …but it requires a lot of drive to do it well. Whether they work in multi-level garages…or outside in lots, attendants have many responsibilities. For example, they often need to inspect the condition of the car when it’s first brought in. By pointing out dents and scratches to the owner…before taking responsibility…you protect yourself and your employer from unfounded complaints later > view more

+ Personal and Home Care Aides Job Description
"There's no place like home," is more than a line from The Wizard of Oz. It's a proven fact. Studies have shown that the elderly live longer, happier lives when they can stay in their own homes. Personal home care assistants are the people who make that possible, not only for the elderly but for anyone who needs help handling the daily chores of life. As such, the duties vary with a client's needs, but they may include changing and washing sheets and towels, dusting, vacuuming, and performing other light housekeeping chores > view more

+ Pharmacy Aides Job Description
A pharmacy is literally a lifeline for the community it serves. This is where people come to obtain the medicine and equipment their health care professionals have prescribed. While prescriptions must, by law, be filled by a licensed pharmacist, pharmacy aides keep the operation running smoothly. Applicants for these positions usually need a high school degree—and a record clean of drug or substance abuse > view more

+ Physical Therapist Aides Job Description
If you enjoy helping the others, you may want to consider working as a Physical Therapist Aide. You don’t need formal training or a license to be hired. Physical Therapist Aides assist patients receiving treatment by physical therapists. They help disabled patients move to treatment areas; they keep the areas organized and clean, and prepare them for each patient’s therapy. Some Aides also do clerical work, such as ordering supplies and filling out medical insurance forms > view more

+ Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders Job Description
We live in the Internet age, but printing text and images on paper and other materials is more popular than ever. That’s good news for the print press machine operators who setup and operate printing presses. Employed by firms that print color newspaper inserts and catalogs, by small shops that do custom business printing, and by many companies in between, these workers are essential to modern business > view more

+ Surgical Technologists Job Description
Surgical technologists and technicians are indispensable members of the modern medical community. They are needed to help set up the operating room, sterilizing and setting out the necessary surgical instruments, making sure equipment is working properly. They may also prepare patients for a procedure, by shaving and cleaning incision sites. The job also can involve transporting patients to the operating room and covering them with sterile “drapes” > view more

+ Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers Job Description
Many steps come together to form the clothes on your back. Most styles have made their way down a factory assembly line, being cut, sewn, and pressed by many hands…followed by other garments made from the same pattern. But the most highly skilled of apparel workers, Custom Tailors and Sewers, master each phase of the apparel process to produce made-to-measure garments for their clients. Manual dexterity and good hand-eye coordination are essential qualities for success > view more

+ Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
Veterinary assistants work with veterinarians and veterinary technicians to treat animals for disease, administer shots or pills, and assist during surgery. As such, they are the rough equivalent of the aides who assist nurses and doctors in caring for people. The job may include doing the "dirty work" of cleaning kennels and sweeping out cages. But it also includes such gratifying tasks as grooming an animal and bringing it food and water > view more

+ Veterinary Technologists and Technicians Job Description
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians are the unsung heroes of the animal world. These animal healthcare workers assist veterinarians, biomedical researchers and other scientists. Also called “vet techs,” they handle a wide variety of tasks. The vet tech often performs the initial examination, taking samples and running tests in the lab. They assist in surgery, monitoring the patient's heart and respiratory rates…as well as handing instruments and other items to the surgeon > view more

+ Waiters and Waitresses Job Description
Waiters and waitresses take orders and serve food in restaurants, coffee shops, and other establishments. But few people realize that a waiter or waitress can make or break a business. That's because "service sells!" The food may be completely ordinary, but if the waiters and waitresses are friendly and attentive, customers will come back again and again. Job opportunities can range from local diners… to national chains… to expensive restaurants in major cities and resort areas > view more

+ Watch Repariers Job Description
Fine wristwatches are tiny, intricate machines. Repairs and maintenance require the talents of highly skilled watch repairers. Many watches and clocks made today are mass-produced and battery operated. As a result, it is generally less expensive to replace them…than to fix them. But luxury watches, chronographs and antique watches and clocks are a different story. Instead of batteries, they rely on mechanical movements and manual winding springs > view more

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