Potters, Manufacturing

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What do they do?

Operate production machines such as pug mill, jigger machine, or potter's wheel to process clay in manufacture of ceramic, pottery and stoneware products.

Also known as:

Clay Mixer, Glazer, Jigger Artisan, Jigger Machine Operator, Jiggerman, Kiln Worker, Potter, Pottery Manufacturer, Production Potter, Pugmill Operator

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic is projected to Decline 4 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -4.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #42 in job growth rate
  • 100

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #22 in net job growth
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Majors that prepare Potters, Manufacturing:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1.3%)
  • Master's degree (3.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (15.5%)
  • Associate's degree (7.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (19.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (30.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (22.5%)

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Fine Arts - Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Operate heating or drying equipment.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Mix ingredients to create specific finishes.
  • Shape clay or dough to create products.
  • Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
  • Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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