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Production Worker
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Production Worker

All production workers not listed separately.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Collect and sort recyclable construction materials, such as concrete, drywall, plastics, or wood, into containers.
  • Sort materials, such as metals, glass, wood, paper or plastics, into appropriate containers for recycling.
  • Extract chemicals from discarded appliances, such as air conditioners or refrigerators, using specialized machinery, such as refrigerant recovery equipment.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Deposit recoverable materials into chutes or place materials on conveyor belts.
  • Clean recycling yard by sweeping, raking, picking up broken glass and loose paper debris, or moving barrels and bins.
  • Handling and Moving Objects

About the test

The HR Avatar Production Worker Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Production Worker test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:51-9199.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Production
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$19,450 or less
Bottom 25%:
$22,150 or less
$28,770 (Average)
Top 25%:
$38,930 or more
Top 10%:
$51,470 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$9.35 or less
Bottom 25%:
$10.65 or less
$13.83 (Average)
Top 25%:
$18.72 or more
Top 10%:
$24.75 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:5,610

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical
  • Administration and Management
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Personnel and Human Resources
Top Skills
  • Operation and Control
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Quality Control Analysis
Top Abilities
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Control Precision
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Near Vision
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Trunk Strength
  • Category Flexibility
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Doctoral Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Auto Dismantler, Bobcat Driver/Labor, Box Sorter, Computer Recycling Worker, Convenience Recycle Center Tech, Crane Operator, Deconstruction and Decontamination Operator, Deconstruction and Decontamination Waste Operations Specialist, Dispatch, Machine Runner, Equipment Operator, Forklift Driver (Team Lead Driver) Recycling and Waste Dock, Forklift-Picker, Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Worker, Machine Operator, Non-Ferrous Material Handler, Operator (Specialist), Pallet Sorter, Picker and Sorter, Load and Unload, Reclamation Worker, Recovery Assistant, Recyclable Materials Sorter, Recycler, Forklift Driver, Truck Driver, Recycling Assistant, Recycling Sorter, Recycling Tech, Recycling Worker, Refuse and Recycling Worker, Refuse Laborer, Scrap Metal Processing Worker, Shredding Specialist, Sort Line, Sort Line Worker, Sorter, Transfer Operator, Transfer Station Operator, Waste Management Recycling Technician, White Goods Appliance Tech, Yard Assistant

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Help a co-worker complete a supplies order based on past usage.
  • Understand and explain work schedule guidelines to others.
  • Ensure that measurements are in the proper range.
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