Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
88%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-10.9 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$47,040
or $22.61 per hour
Volume
24,750
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
2.3/10

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Automation risk

88% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

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What is the likelihood that Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' job openings is expected to decline 10.9% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' was $47,040, or $22 per hour

'Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' were paid 2.1% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 24,750 people employed as 'Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as 'Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic'.

Job description

Set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate, or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.

SOC Code: 51-4023.00

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Comments

No (Low) says
Too complex. Material used is never the same. No uniformity. Need constant human oversight. Rollformers are already complex finetuned machines without AI.
Jul 06, 2023 at 09:34 PM

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