• Synthetic and Glass Fibers Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 37,240
    $26,340 range bar $53,370
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Synthetic and glass fibers extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form continuous filaments from synthetic materials, such as liquid polymer, rayon, and fiberglass.

What do they typically do

  • Move controls to activate and adjust extruding and forming machines
  • Remove excess, entangled, or completed filaments from machines using hand tools
  • Press buttons to stop machines when processes are complete or when malfunctions are detected
  • Start metering pumps; observe operation of machines and equipment; ensure continuous flow of filaments extruded; and detect processing defects
  • Notify other workers of defects and direct them to adjust extruding and forming machines
  • Load materials into extruding and forming machines using hand tools, and adjust feed mechanisms to set feed rates
  • Record details of machine malfunctions
  • Set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form filaments from synthetic materials such as rayon, fiberglass, or liquid polymers

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -1.4%
Job Opening 277

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
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