Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic :

Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $32,030.00
Average Time to Fill 36 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 12,675
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -1.22 %

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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
Set-up specialized rigging
Set-up computer numerical control machines
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
Perform installation or removal of equipment accessories or tools
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Cut metal or plastic material
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
File metal or plastic objects
Shape metal or plastic
Process metals using power or hand tools

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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
Color Editing
Computer Aided Drafting/Design (CAD)
Data Entry

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