Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4191)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend heating equipment, such as heat-treating furnaces, flame-hardening machines, induction machines, soaking pits, or vacuum equipment to temper, harden, anneal, or heat-treat metal or plastic objects.

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

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 19,80017,000 -14.2700 1,3001,720

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.6212.0914.48 17.9322.2326.43

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
61 16.720.0 20.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation2
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 5
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.0

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