Soldering Machine Operators


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100483
Soldering Machine Operators

Soldering Machine Operators - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Almost all welding and soldering machine workers are employed in manufacturing industries.

Major employers:

  • Motor vehicle parts manufacturers
  • Structural metal products manufacturers
  • Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturers

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will decline. Job prospects are best for workers who can operate computer-controlled machines and who have certifications. Workers who have a background in machine operations and good knowledge of the properties of metals will also have good job opportunities.

Job openings will arise as workers retire or leave the occupation for other reasons.

Welding and Soldering Machine Operators (CIS 100483)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
1,849
Small
&
-9.6%
5.8%
>>>>
167
Few
  Champaign Area
25
Small
&
-8.0%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
79
Medium
&
-10.1%
5.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Cook County
577
Small
&
-8.7%
5.6%
>>>>
53
Few
  Decatur Area
23
Small
&
-8.7%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
117
Medium
&
-5.1%
9.7%
>>>>
11
Few
  Du Page County
203
Small
&
-9.9%
5.4%
>>>>
18
Few
  Edwardsville Area
26
Small
&
-11.5%
5.1%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
7
Very small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
24
Small
&
-8.3%
5.2%
>>>>
3
Few
  Lake County
105
Small
&
-5.7%
8.6%
>>>>
10
Few
  McHenry County
41
Small
&
-4.9%
6.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
23
Small
&
0.0%
6.8%
>>>>
3
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
63
Medium
&
-9.5%
3.6%
>>>>
6
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
119
Medium
&
-6.7%
7.3%
>>>>
11
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
36
Small
&
-2.8%
4.3%
>>>>
4
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
45
Small
&
-6.7%
5.7%
>>>>
4
Few
  Rockford Area
180
Large
&
-8.3%
7.6%
>>>>
17
Moderate
  Shawnee National Forest Area
13
Very small
&
0.0%
2.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
25
Small
&
-8.0%
4.7%
>>>>
3
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
30
Small
&
-13.3%
6.4%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Vermilion County
15
Small
&
6.7%
4.9%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
61
Small
&
-6.6%
9.1%
>>>>
7
Few
United States
37,200
Small
&
-6.7%
3.7%
>>>>
3,100
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.