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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 91063$22.37/hr$18.74/hr$18.78/hr$21.80/hr$23.60/hr$27.82/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing710$22.53/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$22.58/hr
Professional and Business Services280$18.76/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southwest Minnesota N/A$32.73/hr8.3%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/A$28.80/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/A$19.97/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/A9.0%
Northeast Balance of State 30$19.07/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$24.52/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$22.63/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$21.75/hr6.9%
Southeast Balance of State 110$25.64/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 120$25.48/hr6.0%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 130$21.03/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 910$21.80/hr7.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,040$21.75/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,250$22.16/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.