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Occupational Report for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4035) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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

Employment Outlook for Milling and Planing 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 Milling and Planing 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
Machine Set-Up Operator 8/4/14 Tualatin DOE
Dimensional Inspector Trainee / Manual Machinist 3/4/14 Albany $10.00/hr to $12.00/hr DOE
Job Openings from the Web for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic There are no openings for this occupation.
State of Oregon License Information for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
No wage data is available for this occupation.
Regional Employment Projections for Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 487 509 22 4.5% 2 9 11
Multnomah / Washington 390 410 20 5.1% 2 8 10
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 35 34 -1 -2.9% 0 1 1
Clackamas 22 24 2 9.1% 0 0 0
Lane 19 20 1 5.3% 0 0 0
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 12 12 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 6 6 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 5 5 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Jackson / Josephine 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 1 1 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 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 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 487
Total All Industries Private 487
Manufacturing Private 462
Primary Metal Manufacturing Private 27
Foundries Private 25
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 63
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing Private 45
Machinery Manufacturing Private 37
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing Private 19
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 322
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing Private 10
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing Private 274
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 25
Administrative and Support Services Private 25
Employment Services Private 25
Educational Requirements for Milling and Planing 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 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
  • 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
  • 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 And Operate Milling Or Planing 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 Milling and Planing 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 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Portland Community College