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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic



Set up, operate, or tend more than one type of cutting or forming machine tool or robot.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southwest Minnesota 10022$26.02/hr$15.61/hr$22.28/hr$25.06/hr$31.91/hr$31.91/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing1,540$24.07/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities170$19.54/hr
Professional and Business Services150$18.85/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$19.43/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$19.39/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$25.05/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$24.45/hr9.0%
Northwest Balance of State 50$24.50/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$22.25/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$31.91/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$19.54/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 100$25.06/hr8.3%
Central Minnesota 110$22.11/hr6.9%
Southeast Balance of State 360$19.43/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 400$19.63/hr6.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,160$22.97/hr7.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,300$22.11/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,860$21.90/hr7.1%




  • Select the proper coolants and lubricants and start their flow.
  • Select, install, and adjust alignment of drills, cutters, dies, guides, and holding devices, using templates, measuring instruments, and hand tools.
  • Observe machine operation to detect workpiece defects or machine malfunctions, adjusting machines as necessary.
  • Perform minor machine maintenance, such as oiling or cleaning machines, dies, or workpieces, or adding coolant to machine reservoirs.
  • Record operational data, such as pressure readings, lengths of strokes, feed rates, or speeds.
  • Compute data, such as gear dimensions or machine settings, applying knowledge of shop mathematics.
  • Position, adjust, and secure stock material or workpieces against stops, on arbors, or in chucks, fixtures, or automatic feeding mechanisms, manually or using hoists.
  • Inspect workpieces for defects, and measure workpieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments.
  • Measure and mark reference points and cutting lines on workpieces, using traced templates, compasses, and rules.
  • Inspect workpieces for defects, and measure workpieces to determine accuracy of machine operation, using rules, templates, or other measuring instruments.