Layout Workers

The layout worker is a highly skilled specialist who marks metal castings, forgings, or metal stock to indicate where and how much machining is needed. By marking lines and points on the metal, these workers instruct the machinists and machine operators on how to shape it. Layout workers also lay out automotive panels to make quality control checks for consistency. There are approximately 8,300 layout workers in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
Related School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Technical/Shop
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification None