Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.

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Indiana Average Salary $40,980.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,372
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up computer numerical control machines
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Perform installation or removal of equipment accessories or tools
Cast metal objects
Shape metal or plastic
Maneuver workpieces in equipment during production
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
File metal or plastic objects
Cut metal or plastic material


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Booster Skills & Certifications

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