Occupational Employment Statistics


51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Set up, operate, or tend machines to roll steel or plastic forming bends, beads, knurls, rolls, or plate or to flatten, temper, or reduce gauge of material.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 10022$20.13/hr$16.21/hr$17.28/hr$19.07/hr$22.28/hr$27.78/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40N/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State 70$19.07/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 100$19.07/hr0.0%
Central Minnesota 110$19.53/hr-7.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 420$18.74/hr-7.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 450$18.68/hrN/A
Minnesota 720$19.99/hr-4.5%

  • Start operation of rolling and milling machines to flatten, temper, form, and reduce sheet metal sections and to produce steel strips.
  • Monitor machine cycles and mill operation to detect jamming and to ensure that products conform to specifications.
  • Adjust and correct machine set-ups to reduce thicknesses, reshape products, and eliminate product defects.
  • Record mill production on schedule sheets.
  • Examine, inspect, and measure raw materials and finished products to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Signal and assist other workers to remove and position equipment, fill hoppers, and feed materials into machines.
  • Calculate draft space and roll speed for each mill stand to plan rolling sequences and specified dimensions and tempers.
  • Record mill production on schedule sheets.
  • Read rolling orders, blueprints, and mill schedules to determine setup specifications, work sequences, product dimensions, and installation procedures.
  • Set distance points between rolls, guides, meters, and stops, according to specifications.