Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic:

Set up, operate, or tend heating equipment, such as heat-treating furnaces, flame-hardening machines, induction machines, soaking pits, or vacuum equipment to temper, harden, anneal, or heat-treat metal or plastic objects.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $44,910.00
Average Time to Fill 35 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 918
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -8.17 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Load items into ovens or furnaces
Position raw materials on processing or production equipment
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Adjust metal or plastic processing equipment and machinery
Adjust equipment controls to regulate gas flow
Heat material or workpieces to prepare for or complete production
Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Braze metal parts or components
Adjust position of molds during processing
Cast metal objects
File metal or plastic objects
Cut metal or plastic material
Process metals using power or hand tools

Controlling Machines and Processes

Fabricate sheet metal parts or items
Operate heating or drying equipment
Implement metal processing methodology
Operate industrial testing equipment
Operate vacuum or air hose
Operate metal or plastic fabricating equipment
Operate sheet metal fabrication machines
Fabricate products or components using machine tools
Operate sandblasting equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Driver's License
Manual Dexterity
Machine Operation
Engineering Specifications
Predictive / Preventative Maintenance
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
Industrial Engineering Industry Expertise
Forklift Operator Certification

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