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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 17022$18.16/hr$12.74/hr$13.83/hr$16.02/hr$22.04/hr$28.11/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing1,030$19.69/hr
Professional and Business Services100N/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/A$17.93/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$19.01/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$19.48/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 100$22.81/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 120$16.02/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 120$22.49/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 120$18.17/hr26.0%
Central Minnesota 160$17.87/hr9.9%
Northwest Minnesota 170$16.02/hr5.6%
Southeast Minnesota 180$16.83/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 260$17.11/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 500$21.59/hr3.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 580$20.24/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,150$19.55/hr6.4%




  • Synchronize speeds of sections of machines when producing products involving several steps or processes.
  • Review work orders, specifications, or instructions to determine materials, ingredients, procedures, components, settings, and adjustments for extruding, forming, pressing, or compacting machines.
  • Examine, measure, and weigh materials or products to verify conformance to standards, using measuring devices such as templates, micrometers, or scales.
  • Monitor machine operations and observe lights and gauges to detect malfunctions.
  • Record and maintain production data, such as meter readings, and quantities, types, and dimensions of materials produced.
  • Move materials, supplies, components, and finished products between storage and work areas, using work aids such as racks, hoists, and handtrucks.
  • Monitor machine operations and observe lights and gauges to detect malfunctions.
  • Move materials, supplies, components, and finished products between storage and work areas, using work aids such as racks, hoists, and handtrucks.
  • Press control buttons to activate machinery and equipment.
  • Turn controls to adjust machine functions, such as regulating air pressure, creating vacuums, and adjusting coolant flow.