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Occupational Report for Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4022) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.

Employment Outlook for Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much smaller than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be much 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.

Due to few projected job openings in this occupation, reasonable employment opportunities do not exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic There are no openings for this occupation.
Job Openings from the Web for Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic There are no openings for this occupation.
State of Oregon License Information for Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Forging 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 $11.69 $13.40 $17.34 $22.50 $27.29 $18.18 $37,819
Multnomah / Washington 11.25 12.73 14.48 19.30 22.16 15.94 33,148
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Regional Employment Projections for Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 127 131 4 3.1% 0 2 2
Multnomah / Washington 95 100 5 5.3% 0 2 2
Clackamas 24 26 2 8.3% 0 0 0
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 24 23 -1 -4.2% 0 0 0
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 3 3 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 1 1 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 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 127
Total All Industries Private 127
Manufacturing Private 122
Primary Metal Manufacturing Private 26
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 76
Forging and Stamping Private 28
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 43
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 16
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Private 10
Educational Requirements for Forging 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 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • Analyze Tasks Needed To Complete Manufactured Products
  • Apply Heat Transfer Principles
  • 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 Plastic Mold Machines
  • 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 Metal Or Plastic Forging Machines
  • Solve Machine Tool Problems
  • Test Operational Procedures In Manufacturing Setting
  • Understand Manufacturing Methods And Techniques
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Foundry Production Processes
  • Use Geometry
Schools and Training Providers for Forging 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 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic No Career Pathway links were found for this occupation.