Occupational Employment Statistics


51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients. Excludes “Food Batchmakers" (51-3092).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 22044$19.66/hr$15.50/hr$16.95/hr$18.97/hr$22.24/hr$25.38/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities230$20.72/hr
Professional and Business Services50$19.40/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$17.23/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$21.78/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 80$17.79/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$16.60/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 90$19.14/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 110$23.84/hr-1.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 120$21.92/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 190$21.43/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 220$21.37/hr1.6%
Southeast Minnesota 220$18.97/hr13.8%
Southwest Balance of State 260$24.83/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 260$21.85/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 330$21.55/hr-10.0%
Central Minnesota 420$21.84/hr15.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 900$20.37/hr-2.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,230$19.93/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,130$20.78/hr1.9%

  • Unload mixtures into containers or onto conveyors for further processing.
  • Record operational or production data on specified forms.
  • Compound or process ingredients or dyes, according to formulas.
  • Operate or tend machines to mix or blend any of a wide variety of materials, such as spices, dough batter, tobacco, fruit juices, chemicals, livestock feed, food products, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.
  • Dump or pour specified amounts of materials into machinery or equipment.
  • Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, or products to ensure conformance to requirements.
  • Observe production or monitor equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Read work orders to determine production specifications or information.
  • Transfer materials, supplies, or products between work areas, using moving equipment or hand tools.
  • Read work orders to determine production specifications or information.