Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

General Information

Description

Set up, operate, or tend machines, such as glass-forming machines, plodder machines, and tuber machines, to shape and form products such as glassware, food, rubber, soap, brick, tile, clay, wax, tobacco, or cosmetics.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit89.43%
  2. Federal government5.78%
  3. State and local government2.17%
  4. Self-employed1.48%
  5. Private, not for profit0.63%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$36,560

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$55,130
$25,230
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 78%
  • Post-secondary certificate 9%
  • Some college 7%
  • First professional degree 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Mechanical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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