Extruding & Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders, Metal & Plastic


Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.
Also called: Extruder Operator, Extrusion Press Operator, Machine Operator, Operator

Knowledge:

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

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    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
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath

Personality:

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

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • SAP
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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