Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic:

Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets, plates, tubes, structural shapes, castings, or machine parts, for further processing. Includes shipfitters.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $44,780.00
Average Time to Fill 34 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 204
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -2.55 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Assemble/Disassemble manufactured metal or plastic products by hand
Assemble metal or plastic parts or products
Preheat metal before welding, brazing, or soldering
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Attach decorative or functional accessories to products
Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products
Shape metal or plastic
Cut metal or plastic material
Fabricate manufactured products, parts, or components by hand
Process metals using power or hand tools

Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment

Lay out machining, welding or precision assembly projects
Determine production, construction, or installation specifications
Lay out parts to prepare for assembly
Construct patterns, templates, or other work aids
Design templates or patterns

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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
Quality Assurance and Control
Manual Dexterity
Schematic Diagrams
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Occupational Health and Safety

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