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Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators

Operate machines to shape and form products like glassware, food, wax, brick, or cosmetics.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Below the statewide median
$19.55 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Average
Growth rate:  6.4%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Operate metal or plastic forming equipment.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
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