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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders



Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material. Excludes “Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-7040), "Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic" (51-4031), and "Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-6062).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 68047$23.87/hr$15.93/hr$19.89/hr$24.48/hr$24.76/hr$31.09/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction50$35.30/hr
Manufacturing1,630$24.47/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$29.96/hr-11.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$29.96/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$22.22/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 60$22.75/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 100$19.74/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 140$24.58/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 160$24.01/hr1.7%
Southwest Minnesota 170$24.45/hr0.5%
Southeast Minnesota 240$22.13/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 280$22.14/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 390$25.06/hr-6.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 680$24.48/hr-1.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 780$24.48/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,700$24.48/hr-1.6%




  • Press buttons, pull levers, or depress pedals to start and operate cutting and slicing machines.
  • Feed stock into cutting machines, onto conveyors, or under cutting blades, by threading, guiding, pushing, or turning handwheels.
  • Remove completed materials or products from cutting or slicing machines, and stack or store them for additional processing.
  • Turn cranks or press buttons to activate winches that move cars under sawing cables or saw frames.
  • Examine, measure, and weigh materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices, such as rulers, micrometers, or scales.
  • Move stock or scrap to and from machines manually, or by using carts, handtrucks, or lift trucks.
  • Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.
  • Direct workers on cutting teams.
  • Clean and lubricate cutting machines, conveyors, blades, saws, or knives, using steam hoses, scrapers, brushes, or oil cans.
  • Remove defective or substandard materials from machines, and readjust machine components so that products meet standards.