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Extruding and Forming Machine Setters and Operators, Synthetic and Glass Fibers

Job Information

Set up, operate, or tend machines that extrude and form continuous filaments from synthetic materials, such as liquid polymer, rayon, and fiberglass.


  • Most workers learn their skills informally on the job, working alongside more experienced workers.
  • International competition and greater worker productivity will result in rapidly declining employment for most occupations; upholsterers and laundry and dry-cleaning workers, however, are expected to experience some employment growth.
  • The need to replace workers who retire or leave the occupation for other reasons will lead to numerous job openings.
  • Earnings of most workers are relatively low.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $31,760/yr ($15.88/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education High School diploma