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Job and Die Setters

Advancement Prospects

Most employees consider advancing from setter to shop supervisor a natural step. Some also further their careers by taking classes at a technical school or a two-year college. This may help them advance to more skilled work, such as numerical control tool programming or tool designing, which is more lucrative than operating machines. Skilled setup operators might also consider opening their own shops. To be successful, however, workers should prepare themselves by acquiring business and computer skills.

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