Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders



Operate or tend heating equipment other than basic metal, plastic, or food processing equipment. Includes activities, such as annealing glass, drying lumber, curing rubber, removing moisture from materials, or boiling soap.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 4010$21.49/hr$13.12/hr$14.19/hr$18.43/hr$28.80/hr$35.68/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing230$16.88/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Central Minnesota N/A$16.54/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/A6.2%
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/A$20.25/hr-2.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$21.26/hrN/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
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$14.68/hr-9.5%
Northwest Minnesota 40$18.43/hr2.8%
Northwest Balance of State 60$17.84/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 60$16.27/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 90$17.17/hrN/A
Minnesota 730$19.66/hr8.1%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Machine Feeders and Offbearers 820$18.20/hr-2.8%
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 30$15.33/hrN/A
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,180$22.18/hr-7.6%


  • Read and interpret work orders and instructions to determine work assignments, process specifications, and production schedules.
  • Monitor equipment operation, gauges, and panel lights to detect deviations from standards.
  • Examine or test samples of processed substances, or collect samples for laboratory testing, to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Record gauge readings, test results, and shift production in log books.
  • Press and adjust controls to activate, set, and regulate equipment according to specifications.
  • Transport materials and products to and from work areas, manually or using carts, handtrucks, or hoists.
  • Confer with supervisors or other equipment operators to report equipment malfunctions or to resolve production problems.
  • Record gauge readings, test results, and shift production in log books.
  • Press and adjust controls to activate, set, and regulate equipment according to specifications.
  • Monitor equipment operation, gauges, and panel lights to detect deviations from standards.