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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders



Set up, operate, or tend machines, such as glass forming machines, plodder machines, and tuber machines, to shape and form products, such as glassware, food, rubber, soap, brick, tile, clay, wax, tobacco, or cosmetics. Excludes “Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders" (51-9196) and "Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders" (51-6042).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 23031$20.61/hr$15.24/hr$15.90/hr$19.45/hr$23.82/hr$30.90/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing1,350$19.74/hr
Professional and Business Services20$16.97/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State 50$24.04/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$19.58/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 60$24.04/hr5.9%
St Cloud MN MSA 70$19.39/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 110$20.53/hr-0.8%
Southeast Balance of State 130$20.62/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 200$18.84/hr4.6%
Central Minnesota 230$19.45/hr9.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 710$19.74/hr6.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 860$19.74/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,370$19.74/hr5.9%




  • Feed products into machines by hand or conveyor.
  • Synchronize speeds of sections of machines when producing products involving several steps or processes.
  • Ignite burners to preheat products, or use torches to apply heat.
  • Pour, scoop, or dump specified ingredients, metal assemblies, or mixtures into sections of machine prior to starting machines.
  • Review work orders, specifications, or instructions to determine materials, ingredients, procedures, components, settings, and adjustments for extruding, forming, pressing, or compacting machines.
  • Swab molds with solutions to prevent products from sticking.
  • Examine, measure, and weigh materials or products to verify conformance to standards, using measuring devices such as templates, micrometers, or scales.
  • Send product samples to laboratories for analysis.
  • Complete work tickets, and place them with products.
  • Monitor machine operations and observe lights and gauges to detect malfunctions.