Entry Level

Fabricators set up, operate, and maintain machines that press, bend, or otherwise shape raw materials into usable parts and finished or printed products. They monitor machine operation for errors or problems with safety and quality of products, filing reports, and making corrections when necessary to resolve issues.

Most fabricators are trained in on-the-job programs, but some earn technical certificates or associate's degrees through community colleges and technical schools. If you find yourself wondering how things work and like to see and feel what you have created, this position might be a great career choice for you.

Typical Education/Training: High School Diploma/HSED

Work Experience: 0-3 years 

Wage Range: $12 - $26/hour

Knowledge & Skills: 

  1. Comprehend and Follow Instructions
  2. Operation Monitoring
  3. Attention to Detail
  4. Advanced Computer Skills
  5. Problem Solving and Repair
  6. Safety and Quality Control

Similar Roles/Titles: Metal Machine Operator, Production Operator, Extrusion Operator, Press Machinist, Printing Press Operator, Fab Tech, Production Employee

Career Interest Types: RCI - Realistic, Conventional, Investigative


This occupation can be found at:

Interstates logoMaintainer Corp logoPost Equipment logoRosenboom logoDiversified Technologies logoLink Manufacturing logoJTV Manufacturing logoSiouxland MachineLVO MfgDen Hartog RJ Thomas Mfg., Inc.