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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-9191 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders



Operate or tend bonding machines that use adhesives to join items for further processing or to form a completed product. Processes include joining veneer sheets into plywood; gluing paper; or joining rubber and rubberized fabric parts, plastic, simulated leather, or other materials. Excludes “Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders" (51-6042).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 13015$24.39/hr$19.49/hr$19.56/hr$24.60/hr$26.35/hr$31.51/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing200$23.83/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest 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
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$23.71/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$22.13/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$19.45/hr-2.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 130$24.60/hr-2.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 150$24.60/hrN/A
Minnesota 210$23.78/hr-0.9%




  • Monitor machine operations to detect malfunctions and report or resolve problems.
  • Observe gauges, meters, and control panels to obtain information about equipment temperatures and pressures, or the speed of feeders or conveyors.
  • Mount or load material such as paper, plastic, wood, or rubber in feeding mechanisms of cementing or gluing machines.
  • Adjust machine components according to specifications such as widths, lengths, and thickness of materials and amounts of glue, cement, or adhesive required.
  • Remove and stack completed materials or products, and restock materials to be joined.
  • Align and position materials being joined to ensure accurate application of adhesive or heat sealing.
  • Read work orders and communicate with coworkers to determine machine and equipment settings and adjustments and supply and product specifications.
  • Examine and measure completed materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices such as tape measures, gauges, or calipers.
  • Clean and maintain gluing and cementing machines, using solutions, lubricants, brushes, and scrapers.
  • Start machines, and turn valves or move controls to feed, admit, apply, or transfer materials and adhesives, and to adjust temperature, pressure, and time settings.