Career Outlook for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Annealing Furnace Operator, Carburizing Furnace Operator, Flame Hardening Machine Setter, Heat Treater Apprentice, Heat Treating Furnace Tender, Induction Machine Setter, Wire Annealer, Wire Temperer
The overall job outlook for Metal or Plastic Heat Treating Equipment Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 28.77 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 4.79 percent per year. Demand for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go up, with an expected 2,400 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.64 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the following states
Ohio 1,910
Pennsylvania 1,740
Texas 1,630
Indiana 1,330
California 1,210
Michigan 1,190
Illinois 990
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Maine 60
Nevada 70
Colorado 70
Utah 80
Nebraska 90
West Virginia 100
Florida 120
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