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Extruding & Forming Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Synthetic & Glass Fibers

Also called: Extruder Operator, Extrusion Line Operator, Extrusion Operator, Spindraw Operator

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What they do:
Set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form continuous filaments from synthetic materials, such as liquid polymer, rayon, and fiberglass.
On the job, you would:
  • Set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form filaments from synthetic materials such as rayon, fiberglass, or liquid polymers.
  • Press buttons to stop machines when processes are complete or when malfunctions are detected.
  • Notify other workers of defects, and direct them to adjust extruding and forming machines.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Industrial control software
  • Camstar Manufacturing Execution System MES
  • Statistical process control SPC software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$34,200
$24,240
$50,100

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