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Occupational Report for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (51-2091) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, or other products.

Employment Outlook for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was somewhat smaller than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat lower than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Limited employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators There are 4 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 4 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
FIBERGLASS WORKERS HIRING IMMEDIATELY 8/29/14 Vancouver $11.50/hr to $12.50/hr
Composites Technician 8/8/14 Sutherlin DOE
Fiberglass and Composite Material Labor 7/14/14 Bend DOE
Composites Technician 7/3/14 Sutherlin $10.00/hr
Job Openings from the Web for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 1 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 1 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Fiberglass and Composite Material Labor 7/14/14 Bend
State of Oregon License Information for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $11.39 $12.85 $14.72 $17.51 $19.92 $15.32 $31,867
Jackson / Josephine 12.04 12.73 13.86 15.65 18.16 14.41 29,980
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 267 302 35 13.1% 4 4 8
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 53 62 9 17.0% 1 1 2
Multnomah / Washington 44 50 6 13.6% 1 1 2
Klamath / Lake 29 34 5 17.2% 0 0 0
Clackamas 26 30 4 15.4% 0 0 0
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 25 31 6 24.0% 1 0 1
Lane 20 21 1 5.0% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 15 16 1 6.7% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 12 12 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 5 6 1 20.0% 0 0 0
Jackson / Josephine 5 5 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Douglas 4 4 0 0.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 267
Total All Industries Private 267
Manufacturing Private 254
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing Private 123
Plastics Product Manufacturing Private 123
Machinery Manufacturing Private 20
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing Private 20
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 87
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Private 10
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing Private 37
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing Private 28
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Private 14
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing Private 14
Other Services (except Government) Private 13
Repair and Maintenance Private 13
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance Private 10
Educational Requirements for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
  • Apply Adhesives
  • Apply Independent Judgment In Assembly Procedures
  • Apply Lamination Techniques
  • Apply Protective Coatings
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Inspect Components During Manufacturing
  • Laminate Fiberglass To Wood By Hand Using Resin, Cloth, And Brush
  • Maintain Consistent Quality
  • Maneuver Heavy Objects
  • Operate Cranes, Hoists, Or Mechanical Booms
  • Operate Precision Measuring Devices, Tools And Equipment
  • Perform Basic Assembly
  • Perform Repetitive Tasks In Assembly Setting
  • Read Production Layouts
  • Read Schematics And Specifications
  • Recognize Characteristics Of Composite Materials (Fiberglass, Graphite Or Boron)
  • Sustain Output Levels Of Assembled Items
  • Understand Manufacturing Methods And Techniques
Schools and Training Providers for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators No programs of training are associated with this occupation.
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Clackamas Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Coil Winders, Tapers, And Finishers 39%
Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other 36%
Electrical And Electronic Equipment Assemblers 34%
Engine And Other Machine Assemblers 30%