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Occupational Report for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plas (51-4032) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Set up, operate, or tend drilling machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic work pieces.

Employment Outlook for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plas
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. Employment in this occupation is expected to decline in this region between 2012 and 2022.

Despite declining employment, limited employment opportunities exist due to the need to fill replacement job openings.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plas There are 3 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 3 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Boring Machine Operator A 7/25/14 Portland
Boring Machine Operator A (ADVM) 7/23/14 Portland DOE
Manufacturing Machine Operator 7/15/14 Forest Grove
Job Openings from the Web for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plas 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
Manufacturing Machine Operator 7/12/14 Forest Grove Kelly Services
State of Oregon License Information for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plas No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plas
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
No statewide wage data is available for this occupation
Multnomah / Washington $12.99 $16.97 $28.20 $40.39 $44.54 $28.30 $58,859
No statewide wage data is available for this occupation
Lane 15.20 16.35 18.29 21.25 23.25 18.73 38,962
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plas
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 248 230 -18 -7.3% 0 5 5
Multnomah / Washington 159 147 -12 -7.5% 0 3 3
Lane 19 18 -1 -5.3% 0 0 0
Clackamas 14 14 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Jackson / Josephine 13 14 1 7.7% 0 0 0
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 8 8 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Klamath / Lake 7 6 -1 -14.3% 0 0 0
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 7 6 -1 -14.3% 0 0 0
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 1 1 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.
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Industries of Employment for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plas
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 248
Total All Industries Private 248
Manufacturing Private 242
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing Private 12
Plastics Product Manufacturing Private 10
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Private 14
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing Private 14
Primary Metal Manufacturing Private 10
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 52
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing Private 21
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 16
Machinery Manufacturing Private 47
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing Private 15
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing Private 12
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing Private 10
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Private 47
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Private 47
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 46
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing Private 40
Educational Requirements for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plas 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 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plas
  • Apply Independent Judgment In Assembly Procedures
  • Apply Metal Forming And Shaping Techniques And Processes
  • Apply Protective Coatings
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Robotics Systems Technology
  • Apply Statistical Process Control (Spc)
  • Apply Technical Information To Manufacturing And Industrial Activities
  • File Metal And Plastic
  • Fit Dowels
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Hand Tap Metal, Wood Or Other Material
  • 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 And Operate Drilling Machines
  • Set Up Cnc Machines
  • Set Up Machine Tools
  • Set Up Specialized Machines For Metals Manufacturing
  • 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 Geometry
  • Use Metric System
Schools and Training Providers for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plas 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 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plas No Career Pathway links were found for this occupation.