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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-6062 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders



Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut textiles.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7014$18.40/hr$14.22/hr$15.07/hr$17.99/hr$22.93/hr$23.99/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing140$17.99/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/A$15.29/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 70$17.99/hr-10.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 80$17.99/hrN/A
Minnesota 140$17.99/hr-11.1%




  • Inspect machinery to determine whether repairs are needed.
  • Adjust machine controls, such as heating mechanisms, tensions, or speeds, to produce specified products.
  • Confer with coworkers to obtain information about orders, processes, or problems.
  • Stop machines when specified amounts of product have been produced.
  • Adjust cutting techniques to types of fabrics and styles of garments.
  • Study guides, samples, charts, and specification sheets or confer with supervisors or engineering staff to determine set-up requirements.
  • Place patterns on top of layers of fabric and cut fabric following patterns, using electric or manual knives, cutters, or computer numerically controlled cutting devices.
  • Thread yarn, thread, or fabric through guides, needles, and rollers of machines.
  • Inspect products to ensure that the quality standards and specifications are met.
  • Start machines, monitor operations, and make adjustments as needed.