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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 27033$22.72/hr$15.68/hr$16.27/hr$19.88/hr$26.00/hr$39.26/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing590$24.60/hr
Professional and Business Services10$18.95/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/A$24.71/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/A$19.88/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$23.44/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$19.38/hr0.0%
Northwest Balance of State 40$19.38/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 140$25.06/hr-11.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 270$19.88/hr-3.8%
Minnesota 600$24.60/hr-5.6%




  • 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.
  • Thread or feed sheets or rods through rolling mechanisms, or start and control mechanisms that automatically feed steel into rollers.
  • 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.