Oregon Labor Market Information System
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Occupational Report for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (51-4199) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

All metal workers and plastic workers not listed separately.

Employment Outlook for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
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 about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist largely due to the significant number of job openings projected for this occupation.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other There are 1 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 1 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Shop Worker 7/9/14 Bend $10.00/hr to $11.00/hr
Job Openings from the Web for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other There are no openings for this occupation.
State of Oregon License Information for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $9.35 $9.49 $11.09 $16.04 $22.25 $14.09 $29,297
Multnomah / Washington 9.43 10.37 13.25 15.90 20.77 14.24 29,612
Lane 9.35 10.21 13.68 19.99 22.86 15.35 31,931
Clackamas 9.34 9.44 9.82 15.70 22.31 13.86 28,835
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,115 1,309 194 17.4% 19 12 31
Clackamas 622 735 113 18.2% 11 7 18
Multnomah / Washington 270 323 53 19.6% 5 3 8
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 46 51 5 10.9% 0 0 0
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 36 42 6 16.7% 1 0 1
Douglas 31 38 7 22.6% 1 0 1
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 30 35 5 16.7% 0 0 0
Jackson / Josephine 24 27 3 12.5% 0 0 0
Lane 20 23 3 15.0% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 8 9 1 12.5% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 4 5 1 25.0% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 3 3 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 3 3 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 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.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 1,115
Total All Industries Private 1,115
Manufacturing Private 402
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing Private 14
Plastics Product Manufacturing Private 14
Primary Metal Manufacturing Private 64
Foundries Private 12
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 271
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing Private 123
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing Private 37
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing Private 71
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing Private 21
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 18
Machinery Manufacturing Private 10
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 10
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing Private 10
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Private 14
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing Private 14
Wholesale Trade Private 28
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 28
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers Private 15
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 677
Administrative and Support Services Private 677
Employment Services Private 677
Educational Requirements for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 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 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other
  • Apply Lamination Techniques
  • Apply Machinist Practices
  • Apply Metal Forming And Shaping Techniques And Processes
  • Apply Protective Coatings
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Statistical Process Control (Spc)
  • Assemble Metal Components
  • Clean And Assemble Wax Patterns
  • File Metal And Plastic
  • Follow Safety Procedures
  • Follow Set Industrial And Manufacturing Machine Operation Procedures
  • Inspect Components During Manufacturing
  • Maintain Welding Machines And Equipment
  • Maneuver Heavy Objects
  • Operate Cnc Machines
  • Operate Cranes, Hoists, Or Mechanical Booms
  • Operate Grinding Machines
  • Operate Machine Tools
  • 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
  • Sandblast Metal Parts And Objects
  • Set Up And Operate Drilling Machines
  • Set Up Machine Tools
  • Set Up Specialized Machines For Metals Manufacturing
  • Smooth, Sharpen, Polish Or Grind Metal Objects
  • Sort Raw Materials Used In Manufacturing
  • Understand Manufacturing Methods And Techniques
  • Use Acetylene Torch
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Foundry Production Processes
  • Use Geometry
  • Use Metric System
Schools and Training Providers for Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other 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 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Clatsop Community College
Lane Community College
Rogue Community College