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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic



Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces. Includes electrolytic processes.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 6010$19.25/hr$15.11/hr$15.37/hr$18.74/hr$23.82/hr$24.39/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing910$19.54/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services70$14.94/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/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
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 30$18.15/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$18.46/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$21.45/hr-7.1%
Northwest Balance of State 40$18.47/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$18.74/hr-5.1%
Southeast Balance of State 120$19.39/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 130$19.39/hr-4.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 700$19.54/hr-4.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 760$19.54/hrN/A
Minnesota 990$19.45/hr-4.9%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60$21.46/hrN/A
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 1,320$21.81/hr0.4%
Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 140$19.49/hr-11.4%


  • Test machinery to ensure that it is operating properly.
  • Spray coating in specified patterns according to instructions.
  • Remove objects from solutions at periodic intervals and observe objects to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Set up, operate, or tend plating or coating machines to coat metal or plastic products with chromium, zinc, copper, cadmium, nickel, or other metal to protect or decorate surfaces.
  • Adjust dials to regulate flow of current and voltage supplied to terminals to control plating processes.
  • Immerse workpieces in coating solutions or liquid metal or plastic for specified times.
  • Rinse coated objects in cleansing liquids and dry them with cloths, centrifugal driers, or by tumbling in sawdust-filled barrels.
  • Read production schedules to determine setups of equipment and machines.
  • Maintain production records.
  • Measure or weigh materials, using rulers, calculators, and scales.