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Layout Workers

Overview

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 10,660 layout workers in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Hands On

Problem-Solving

Technical

Career Ladder
Shop Supervisor

Layout Worker

Machinist

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