Oregon Labor Market Information System
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Occupational Report for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic (51-4192) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets, plates, tubes, structural shapes, castings, or machine parts, for further processing. Includes shipfitters.

Employment Outlook for Layout Workers, 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 about 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 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic There are no openings for this occupation.
Job Openings from the Web for Layout Workers, 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 1 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 1 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Shipfitter 10/7/14 Eugene Worldwide Labor Support of Illinois Inc.
State of Oregon License Information for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
10th 25th 50th
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $15.97 $17.87 $25.52 $28.88 $39.46 $25.20 $52,408
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 58 67 9 15.5% 1 1 2
Multnomah / Washington 44 49 5 11.4% 0 1 1
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 5 5 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Clackamas 3 4 1 33.3% 0 0 0
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 3 3 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 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.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
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Ownership 2012
Total All Industries All 58
Total All Industries Private 58
Manufacturing Private 55
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 20
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 34
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Private 14
Ship and Boat Building Private 14
Educational Requirements for Layout Workers, 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 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
  • Apply Electro-Mechanical Systems Principles
  • Apply Laser Technology
  • Apply Machinist Practices
  • Apply Metal Forming And Shaping Techniques And Processes
  • Apply Protective Coatings
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Statistical Process Control (Spc)
  • Apply Technical Information To Manufacturing And Industrial Activities
  • Assemble Metal Components
  • Coordinate Production Materials And Processes
  • Estimate Materials For Production And Manufacturing
  • Estimate Time Needed For Project
  • File Metal And Plastic
  • Fit Dowels
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Hand Tap Metal, Wood Or Other Material
  • Identify Base Metals For Welding
  • Inspect Components During Manufacturing
  • Lay Out Full Scale Ship Model
  • Lay Out Machining Projects
  • Lay Out Patterns On Sheet Metal
  • Maintain Welding Machines And Equipment
  • Maneuver Heavy Objects
  • Operate Cnc Machines
  • Operate Cranes, Hoists, Or Mechanical Booms
  • Operate Lathes
  • Operate Machine Tools
  • Operate Precision Measuring Devices, Tools And Equipment
  • Operate Specialized Metal Shaping Machines
  • Perform Combination Welding
  • Perform Safety Inspections In Manufacturing Or Repair Setting
  • 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 Machine Tools
  • Set Up Specialized Machines For Metals Manufacturing
  • Solve Machine Tool Problems
  • Understand Manufacturing Methods And Techniques
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Computer Aided Drafting Software
  • Use Geometry
  • Use Industrial X-Ray And Magnetic Inspection
  • Use Metric System
Schools and Training Providers for Layout Workers, 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:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
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 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Rogue Community College