Extruding, Forming, Pressing, & Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders


Set 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.
Also called: Extruder Operator, Extrusion Operator, Machine Operator, Press Operator

Knowledge:

    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

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

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Controlled Movement
  • change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
    Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking

Personality:

Description: 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
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • SAP
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
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