Career Outlook for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Aluminum Molding Machine Operator, Blow Mold Operator, Compression Molding Machine Operator, Plastic Cup Fabricating Machine Operator
The overall job outlook for Metal or Plastic Molding, Coremaking, or Casting Machine Setter/Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 26.66 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 4.44 percent per year. Demand for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is expected to go up, with an expected 22,630 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.46 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders in the following states
Michigan 10,270
Ohio 9,560
Indiana 8,180
California 7,990
Wisconsin 6,850
Illinois 5,950
North Carolina 5,610
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Wyoming 70
Delaware 90
Hawaii 90
North Dakota 120
Montana 120
New Mexico 170
Nevada 260
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