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Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

General Information

Description

Set up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces.

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

Industry areas

  • Manufacturing

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
-6%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$46,870

State-by-state Salary

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$66,240
$30,530
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 47%
  • Bachelor's degree 18%
  • Post-secondary certificate 15%
  • Some college 9%
  • Less than high school 9%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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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

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering and Technology

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