Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing

OJT for Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing: NAICS 326

The Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing subsector is part of the Manufacturing sector.

The Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing subsector includes the following industries:

  • Plastics Product Manufacturing
  • Rubber Product Manufacturing

Subsector Context

The following chart breaks down the parent sector into its subsectors. It shows the percentage of people that these subsectors employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these subsectors through 2026.

Largest Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Subsector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 59.3 9.4 -15.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Team assemblers 42.0 6.6 -23.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers 30.3 4.8 -3.8 High school diploma or equivalent None
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30.0 4.7 -15.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 21.6 3.4 -8.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Packers and packagers, hand 20.6 3.2 -2.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 20.5 3.2 -23.4 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Tire builders 18.3 2.9 -12.9 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 17.0 2.7 -3.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Industrial machinery mechanics 15.3 2.4 5.3 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training

Growth Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Subsector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic 0.6 0.1 12.2 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Operations research analysts 0.1 0.0 8.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Market research analysts and marketing specialists 1.6 0.2 6.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Software developers, applications 0.4 0.1 6.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Industrial machinery mechanics 15.3 2.4 5.3 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Maintenance workers, machinery 5.4 0.9 5.3 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Financial managers 2.4 0.4 5.3 Bachelor’s degree None
Lawyers 0.1 0.0 5.1 Doctoral or professional degree None
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 5.4 0.9 -1.9 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 0.7 0.1 -1.9 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training

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