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Job Description

Median Salary

 
Chemical Equipment OperatorsOperate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Equipment used includes devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels. The median hourly wage for Chemical Equipment Operators is $22.98
 
Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and TendersOperate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin plate, food, pulp, coal, plastic, or rubber, to remove impurities. The median hourly wage for Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders is $13.75
 
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and OperatorsSet up, operate, or tend machines to coat or paint any of a wide variety of products, including glassware, cloth, ceramics, metal, plastic, paper, or wood, with lacquer, silver, copper, rubber, varnish, glaze, enamel, oil, or rust-proofing materials. The median hourly wage for Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and Operators is $15.77
 
Coil Winders, Tapers, and FinishersWind wire coils used in electrical components, such as resistors and transformers, and in electrical equipment and instruments, such as field cores, bobbins, armature cores, electrical motors, generators, and control equipment. The median hourly wage for Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers is $16.30
 
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and PlasticDevelop programs to control machining or processing of metal or plastic parts by automatic machine tools, equipment, or systems. The median hourly wage for Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic is $24.33
 
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and PlasticOperate computer-controlled machines or robots to perform one or more machine functions on metal or plastic work pieces. The median hourly wage for Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic is $18.22
 
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters and OperatorsSet up, operate, or tend machines to crush, grind, or polish materials, such as coal, glass, grain, stone, food, or rubber. The median hourly wage for Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters and Operators is $16.54
 
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters and OperatorsSet up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material. The median hourly wage for Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters and Operators is $15.82
 
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters and Operators, Metal and PlasticSet up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or plastic material. The median hourly wage for Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters and Operators, Metal and Plastic is $15.58
 
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters and Operators, Metal and PlasticSet up, operate, or tend drilling machines to drill, bore, ream, mill, or countersink metal or plastic work pieces. The median hourly wage for Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters and Operators, Metal and Plastic is $17.50
 
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters and Operators, Metal and PlasticSet up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes. The median hourly wage for Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters and Operators, Metal and Plastic is $16.30
 
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters and OperatorsSet 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. The median hourly wage for Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters and Operators is $15.63
 
Fiberglass Laminators and FabricatorsLaminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, or other products. The median hourly wage for Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators is $14.86
 
Forging Machine Setters and Operators, Metal and PlasticSet up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts. The median hourly wage for Forging Machine Setters and Operators, Metal and Plastic is $17.74
 
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Operators, Metal and PlasticSet up, operate, or tend grinding and related tools that remove excess material or burrs from surfaces, sharpen edges or corners, or buff, hone, or polish metal or plastic work pieces. The median hourly wage for Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Operators, Metal and Plastic is $17.50
 
Heat Treating Equipment Setters and Operators, Metal and PlasticSet up, operate, or tend heating equipment, such as heat-treating furnaces, flame-hardening machines, induction machines, soaking pits, or vacuum equipment to temper, harden, anneal, or heat-treat metal or plastic objects. The median hourly wage for Heat Treating Equipment Setters and Operators, Metal and Plastic is $17.88
 
Helpers--Production WorkersHelp production workers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. The median hourly wage for Helpers--Production Workers is $11.92
 
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Operators, Metal and PlasticSet up, operate, or tend lathe and turning machines to turn, bore, thread, form, or face metal or plastic materials, such as wire, rod, or bar stock. The median hourly wage for Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Operators, Metal and Plastic is $18.51
 
Machine Feeders and OffbearersFeed materials into or remove materials from machines or equipment that is automatic or tended by other workers. The median hourly wage for Machine Feeders and Offbearers is $13.65
 
MachinistsSet up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Includes precision instrument makers who fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments. May also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures. The median hourly wage for Machinists is $20.05
 
Milling and Planing Machine Setters and Operators, Metal and PlasticSet up, operate, or tend milling or planing machines to mill, plane, shape, groove, or profile metal or plastic work pieces. The median hourly wage for Milling and Planing Machine Setters and Operators, Metal and Plastic is $19.13
 
MillwrightsInstall, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings. The median hourly wage for Millwrights is $25.19
 
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters and OperatorsSet up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients. The median hourly wage for Mixing and Blending Machine Setters and Operators is $17.16
 
Molding and Casting WorkersPerform a variety of duties such as mixing materials, assembling mold parts, filling molds, and stacking molds to mold and cast a wide range of products. The median hourly wage for Molding and Casting Workers is $14.71
 
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and PlasticSet up, operate, or tend metal or plastic molding, casting, or coremaking machines to mold or cast metal or thermoplastic parts or products. The median hourly wage for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic is $14.66
 
Multiple Machine Tool Setters and Operators, Metal and PlasticSet up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot. The median hourly wage for Multiple Machine Tool Setters and Operators, Metal and Plastic is $16.49
 
Painters, Transportation EquipmentOperate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment, such as automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes. Includes painters in auto body repair facilities. The median hourly wage for Painters, Transportation Equipment is $20.29
 
Painting, Coating, and Decorating WorkersPaint, coat, or decorate articles such as furniture, glass, plateware, pottery, jewelry, toys, books, or leather. The median hourly wage for Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers is $14.42
 
Paper Goods Machine Setters and OperatorsSet up, operate, or tend paper goods machines that perform a variety of functions, such as converting, sawing, corrugating, banding, wrapping, boxing, stitching, forming, or sealing paper or paperboard sheets into products. The median hourly wage for Paper Goods Machine Setters and Operators is $17.79
 
Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Operators, Metal and PlasticSet up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces. Includes electrolytic processes. The median hourly wage for Plating and Coating Machine Setters and Operators, Metal and Plastic is $15.05
 
Prepress Technicians Format and proof text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Includes digital and photo typesetting. May produce printing plates. The median hourly wage for Prepress Technicians is $18.70
 
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related MaterialsPress or shape articles by hand or machine. The median hourly wage for Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials is $10.24
 
Print Binding and Finishing WorkersBind books and other publications or finish printed products by hand or machine. May set up binding and finishing machines. The median hourly wage for Print Binding and Finishing Workers is $15.10
 
Printing Press OperatorsSet up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Includes short-run offset printing presses. The median hourly wage for Printing Press Operators is $17.07
 
Rolling Machine Setters and Operators, Metal and PlasticSet 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. The median hourly wage for Rolling Machine Setters and Operators, Metal and Plastic is $19.57
 
Sawing Machine Setters and Operators, WoodSet up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers. The median hourly wage for Sawing Machine Setters and Operators, Wood is $13.65
 
Sewing Machine OperatorsOperate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or nongarment products. The median hourly wage for Sewing Machine Operators is $11.39
 
Sheet Metal WorkersFabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes. The median hourly wage for Sheet Metal Workers is $22.55
 
Solderers and BrazersBraze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux. The median hourly wage for Solderers and Brazers is $18.94
 
Structural Iron and Steel WorkersRaise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings. The median hourly wage for Structural Iron and Steel Workers is $24.90
 
Structural Metal Fabricators and FittersFabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products. The median hourly wage for Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters is $18.13
 
Supervisors and Managers of Production and Operating WorkersDirectly supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operating workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators. The median hourly wage for Supervisors and Managers of Production and Operating Workers is $27.79
 
Team AssemblersWork as part of a team having responsibility for assembling an entire product or component of a product. Team assemblers can perform all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process and rotate through all or most of them rather than being assigned to a specific task on a permanent basis. May participate in making management decisions affecting the work. Includes team leaders who work as part of the team. The median hourly wage for Team Assemblers is $14.47
 
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters and OperatorsSet up, operate, or tend machines that knit, loop, weave, or draw in textiles. The median hourly wage for Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters and Operators is $13.22
 
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters and OperatorsSet up, operate, or tend machines that wind or twist textiles; or draw out and combine sliver, such as wool, hemp, or synthetic fibers. Includes slubber machine and drawing frame operators. The median hourly wage for Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters and Operators is $13.22
 
Tool and Die MakersAnalyze specifications, lay out metal stock, set up and operate machine tools, and fit and assemble parts to make and repair dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and machinists' hand tools. The median hourly wage for Tool and Die Makers is $24.57
 
Welders, Cutters, and Welder FittersUse hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. The median hourly wage for Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters is $18.94
 
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters and OperatorsSet up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines. The median hourly wage for Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters and Operators is $17.79
 

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