Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing:

Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $29,500.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,372
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 5.32 %

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Skills Profile

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 production equipment or machinery
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Perform installation or removal of equipment accessories or tools
Position raw materials on processing or production equipment
Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids
Maneuver workpieces in equipment during production
Install mechanical equipment, components, or systems
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow
Adjust woodworking equipment or machinery
Set-up specialized rigging
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Load items into ovens or furnaces
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Adjust textile, fabric, or garment related equipment or machinery
Shape metal or plastic
Cut metal or plastic material
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Cast metal objects
Shape construction materials such as wood
Cut glass or crystal to specifications
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Cut construction material
Process metals using power or hand tools
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
File metal or plastic objects
Remove workpieces from molds
Cast precision cast patterns, molds, or dies to form objects
Cut fabric or leather material
Shape stone, tile, brick, or related masonry products
Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Assemble equipment or components
Pour material such as liquid plastic or metal into molds
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Skim impurities from molten metal
Build production molds
Construct molds for casting objects
Prepare site or surface before casting metal
Reassemble equipment after repair

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Computerized Numerical Control Lathes
Forklift Operation
Milling Cutters

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