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Synthetic and Glass Fiber Extruding and Forming Machine Operators

Operate or tend machines that form continuous filaments from synthetic materials.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$42.91 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  -4.3%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
  • Operate pumping systems or equipment.
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