Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4023)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 33,70029,100 -13.50 830830

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.1512.3114.52 18.2023.3328.23

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
136 46.28.3 8.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation3
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 6
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Sheet Metal Worker

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Energy Isolation (NSTC and OSHA Offered)

 Degree
Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #23   (Anchorage)
Service Technician Apprenticeship Certificate
Sheet Metal Worker Apprenticeship Certificate