Career Outlook for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Drawbench Operator, Fiber Machine Tender, Synthetic Filament Extruder
The overall job outlook for Synthetic or Glass Fibers Extruding or Forming Machine Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 36.33 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 6.05 percent per year. Demand for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go down, with an expected -5,370 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 4.58 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the following states
North Carolina 2,030
Georgia 1,880
South Carolina 1,330
Ohio 870
California 820
Texas 760
Alabama 620
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Washington 80
Kansas 150
Arizona 150
Maine 160
Michigan 230
Wisconsin 250
Indiana 270
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