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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
Southwest Minnesota 22022$22.50/hr$17.58/hr$18.96/hr$23.54/hr$24.45/hr$26.96/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining20$38.27/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities160$19.43/hr
Professional and Business Services50$18.85/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$19.43/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$23.44/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$23.30/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 70$26.40/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 80$15.48/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$19.39/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$28.97/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 120$19.38/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 130$19.51/hr3.0%
Southeast Minnesota 140$20.34/hr3.2%
Southeast Balance of State 160$22.13/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 190$23.62/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 220$23.54/hr4.7%
Central Minnesota 280$22.48/hr2.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 610$23.91/hr5.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 870$23.82/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,470$23.33/hr4.5%

  • 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.