Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic



Set up, operate, or tend machines to extrude or draw thermoplastic or metal materials into tubes, rods, hoses, wire, bars, or structural shapes.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 21052$20.71/hr$15.96/hr$17.26/hr$19.42/hr$23.40/hr$28.20/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing1,670$19.11/hr
Professional and Business Services60$13.95/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$17.68/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$16.69/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$17.59/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 150$19.43/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 160$17.07/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 170$19.31/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 190$15.53/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 210$19.42/hr23.9%
Southwest Minnesota 250$16.61/hr-21.9%
Central Minnesota 260$18.35/hr19.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,020$19.76/hr-11.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,190$19.64/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,730$18.95/hr-6.1%




  • Measure and examine extruded products to locate defects and to check for conformance to specifications, adjusting controls as necessary to alter products.
  • Clean work areas.
  • Reel extruded products into rolls of specified lengths and weights.
  • Install dies, machine screws, and sizing rings on machines that extrude thermoplastic or metal materials.
  • Determine setup procedures and select machine dies and parts, according to specifications.
  • Start machines and set controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings, and temperature, and to synchronize speed of extrusion.
  • Start machines and set controls to regulate vacuum, air pressure, sizing rings, and temperature, and to synchronize speed of extrusion.
  • Change dies on extruding machines according to production line changes.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and make minor repairs to equipment.
  • Reel extruded products into rolls of specified lengths and weights.