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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 62042$24.18/hr$19.09/hr$20.14/hr$23.73/hr$25.56/hr$30.68/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining20$44.57/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities120$19.14/hr
Professional and Business Services120$17.72/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$19.43/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$20.05/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$22.55/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$22.65/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$28.91/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 60$35.15/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$34.00/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 140$20.13/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 150$24.21/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 150$22.38/hr3.2%
Southeast Balance of State 160$22.51/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 160$23.53/hr3.0%
Southwest Balance of State 230$24.65/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 320$23.31/hr4.7%
Central Minnesota 350$24.07/hr2.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 620$23.73/hr5.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 830$23.73/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,690$23.67/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.