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Occupational Report for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal (51-4072) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Set up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or thermoplastic parts or products.

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Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
Employment Outlook for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
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 at about 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.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal There are 6 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 6 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
MOLD MAKER 9/15/14 Wilsonville Neg.
** Extrusion Machine Operator ** 8/21/14 Clackamas $12.00/hr DOE
Mold Technician 7/23/14 Warren $11.90/hr
Journeyman Level Plastic Molder-Swing Shift (ADVM) 7/15/14 Portland $20.21/hr to $30.00/hr DOE
Plastic Injection Molding Technician 5/23/14 Grants Pass $13.00/hr to $18.00/hr DOE
Mold Press Operator 1 - Thursday - Sunday 3/11/14 Portland DOE
Job Openings from the Web for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal 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 4 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 4 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Injection Molding Technician 9/8/14 Eugene PakTech
Book Trailer casting 8/11/14 Portland
Field Service - Plastic Molding - Portland OR 7/21/14 Portland DMC
Journeyman Level Plastic Molder-Swing Shift (ADVM) 7/15/14 Portland
State of Oregon License Information for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $10.49 $12.39 $15.82 $18.84 $22.85 $16.31 $33,935
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 12.88 13.86 15.42 19.38 27.18 17.76 36,928
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 12.99 15.73 19.38 23.71 27.67 19.77 41,112
Lane 12.46 15.05 16.45 17.84 19.38 16.25 33,804
Jackson / Josephine 9.46 10.10 14.44 16.56 17.89 13.82 28,753
Clackamas 10.34 11.33 16.13 19.02 22.34 15.90 33,061
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Regional Employment Projections for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,148 1,210 62 5.4% 6 14 20
Multnomah / Washington 503 530 27 5.4% 3 6 9
Clackamas 387 406 19 4.9% 2 5 7
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 74 77 3 4.1% 0 1 1
Jackson / Josephine 51 56 5 9.8% 0 1 1
Lane 37 41 4 10.8% 0 0 0
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 36 37 1 2.8% 0 0 0
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 33 36 3 9.1% 0 0 0
Douglas 30 29 -1 -3.3% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 14 15 1 7.1% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 8 7 -1 -12.5% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 8 8 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 2 2 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 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 1,148
Total All Industries Private 1,148
Manufacturing Private 1,116
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing Private 298
Plastics Product Manufacturing Private 295
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Private 30
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing Private 25
Primary Metal Manufacturing Private 517
Foundries Private 487
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 69
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing Private 21
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 42
Machinery Manufacturing Private 54
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing Private 23
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing Private 27
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing Private 31
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Private 19
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing Private 37
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing Private 37
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 31
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing Private 17
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Private 43
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing Private 42
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 32
Administrative and Support Services Private 32
Employment Services Private 32
Educational Requirements for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal 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 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal
  • Apply Heat Transfer Principles
  • Apply Independent Judgment In Assembly Procedures
  • Apply Lamination Techniques
  • Apply Metal Forming And Shaping Techniques And Processes
  • Apply Polymerization 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
  • Assemble Metal Components
  • Cast Metal Objects
  • Clean And Assemble Wax Patterns
  • Coordinate Production Materials And Processes
  • Design Molds
  • Estimate Materials For Production And Manufacturing
  • File Metal And Plastic
  • Follow Hazardous Materials Specifications
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Inspect Components During Manufacturing
  • Maintain Computerized Machines And Equipment
  • Maintain Consistent Quality
  • Maintain Molds And Dies Used In Plastics Manufacturing
  • Maintain Plastic Fabricating Equipment
  • Maneuver Heavy Objects
  • Operate Blow Molding Machine
  • 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
  • Preheat Molds For Metal Casting
  • 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 Mold Machines For Plastics Manufacturing
  • Set Up Or Operate Injection Molding Machine
  • Set Up Specialized Machines For Metals Manufacturing
  • Smooth, Sharpen, Polish Or Grind Metal Objects
  • Sustain Output Levels Of Assembled Items
  • Test Operational Procedures In Manufacturing Setting
  • Understand Manufacturing Methods And Techniques
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Foundry Production Processes
  • Use Geometry
  • Use Industrial X-Ray And Magnetic Inspection
  • Use Laser For Engraving Or Cutting
  • Use Metric System
Schools and Training Providers for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal No programs of training are associated with this occupation.
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal No Career Pathway links were found for this occupation.