Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-9032)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material. Excludes Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-7040), Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (51-4031), and Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-6062).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 5760 5.30 12
United States 63,60058,400 -8.10 1,2701,270

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 16.3510.4112.67 15.8019.4323.48
Balance of State 14.2010.1111.00 13.7317.1419.07

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
11568 59.156.9 45.1
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation15
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation26
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 29
Number of job position postings 33
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.9

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

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

Training Resources

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

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Long Hours on the ’Slime Line’ (November 2012)

Alaska’s Traveling Seafood Workforce (February 2006)