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Occupational Report for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4021) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.

Employment Outlook for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was at about 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 a much slower rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable, but limited, employment opportunities exist largely due to the need to fill replacement openings.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic There are 2 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 2 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Extrusion Operator 6/30/14 Wilsonville Neg.
Extrusion Operator 4/28/14 Woodburn $10.00/hr
Job Openings from the Web for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 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 2 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 2 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Extrusion Operator 6/28/14 Wilsonville TE Connectivity
Extrusion Operator 4/30/14 Woodburn
State of Oregon License Information for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $10.27 $12.01 $14.40 $17.53 $20.80 $15.08 $31,375
Multnomah / Washington 10.62 12.55 15.25 18.17 21.44 15.56 32,373
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 10.30 11.55 13.61 16.73 20.63 14.69 30,547
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Regional Employment Projections for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 534 541 7 1.3% 1 10 11
Multnomah / Washington 183 179 -4 -2.2% 0 4 4
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 137 144 7 5.1% 1 3 4
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 90 95 5 5.6% 0 2 2
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 40 43 3 7.5% 0 1 1
Clackamas 22 22 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 21 24 3 14.3% 0 0 0
Lane 12 12 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 8 10 2 25.0% 0 0 0
Jackson / Josephine 4 4 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 4 4 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Douglas 3 3 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 0 0 0 NA 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.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 534
Total All Industries Private 534
Manufacturing Private 526
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing Private 343
Plastics Product Manufacturing Private 332
Rubber Product Manufacturing Private 11
Primary Metal Manufacturing Private 142
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 32
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 29
Educational Requirements for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 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 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Apply Independent Judgment In Assembly Procedures
  • Apply Metal Forming And Shaping Techniques And Processes
  • Apply Process Methodology To Metal Manufacturing
  • Apply Protective Coatings
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Statistical Process Control (Spc)
  • Apply Technical Information To Manufacturing And Industrial Activities
  • File Metal And Plastic
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Inspect Components During Manufacturing
  • Maintain Computerized Machines And Equipment
  • Maintain Consistent Quality
  • Maintain Plastic Fabricating Equipment
  • Maneuver Heavy Objects
  • Operate Cnc Machines
  • Operate Cranes, Hoists, Or Mechanical Booms
  • Operate Machine Tools
  • Operate Precision Measuring Devices, Tools And Equipment
  • Operate Shaping And Forming Machines
  • Operate Specialized Metal Shaping Machines
  • Read And Understand Operating Manuals
  • Read Production Layouts
  • Read Schematics And Specifications
  • Recognize Characteristics Of Metals Or Alloys
  • Recognize Characteristics Of Plastics
  • Set Up Cnc Machines
  • Set Up Machine Tools
  • Set Up Specialized Machines For Metals Manufacturing
  • Set Up, Operate Or Tend Machines To Extrude Or Draw Thermoplastic
  • Smooth, Sharpen, Polish Or Grind Metal Objects
  • Solve Machine Tool Problems
  • Sustain Output Levels Of Assembled Items
  • Understand Manufacturing Methods And Techniques
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Metric System
Schools and Training Providers for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Apprenticeship Division
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite1045
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (971) 673-0761
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic No Career Pathway links were found for this occupation.