Career Outlook for Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Cold Header Operator, Forging Roll Operator, Header Setup Operator, Spike Machine Operator, Swager Operator, Swaging Machine Operator
The overall job outlook for Metal or Plastic Forging Machine Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 41.65 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 6.94 percent per year. Demand for Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go up, with an expected 490 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 0.28 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the following states
Michigan 3,750
California 2,000
Pennsylvania 1,930
Texas 1,500
Ohio 1,470
Illinois 1,330
North Carolina 1,040
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Utah 40
South Dakota 60
New Jersey 70
Arizona 80
West Virginia 90
Oregon 100
Florida 110
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