Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders:

Set up, operate, or tend machines, such as glass forming machines, plodder machines, and tuber machines, to shape and form products, such as glassware, food, rubber, soap, brick, tile, clay, wax, tobacco, or cosmetics.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $33,300.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,720
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 4.77 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Cast precision cast patterns, molds, or dies to form objects
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Connect supply lines to production equipment or tools
Perform installation or removal of equipment accessories or tools
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of production materials or products
Adjust equipment controls to regulate coolant flow
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Apply parting agents or other solutions to molds
Remove workpieces from molds
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Cut glass or crystal to specifications
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Ignite fuel to activate heating equipment
Construct molds for casting objects
Collect samples for analysis or testing

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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
Supervisory Skills
Product Sales
Description and Demonstration of Products
Retail Sales
Customer Contact

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