Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

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What do they do?

Set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate, or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.

Also known as:

Breakdown Mill Operator, Calender Operator, Caster Operator, Cold Mill Operator, Hot Mill Roller, Machine Operator, Mill Operator, Roll Operator, Roller, Rolling Mill Operator, Roughing Mill Operator, Temper Mill Operator, Tube Mill Operator, Weld Mill Operator

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic is projected to Decline 13 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -13.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #30 in job growth rate
  • 50

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #18 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.5%)
  • Associate's degree (4.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (28.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (47.6%)
  • Less than high school diploma (13.1%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Reaction Time - The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Rate Control - The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
  • 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.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
  • Inspect metal, plastic, or composite products.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 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

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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