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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders



Operate or tend machines to wash or clean products, such as barrels or kegs, glass items, tin plate, food, pulp, coal, plastic, or rubber, to remove impurities.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 407$23.12/hr$18.85/hr$19.24/hr$23.41/hr$23.82/hr$30.21/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing90$19.45/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Minnesota N/A$19.45/hrN/A
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A$19.13/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/A$22.84/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$19.34/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 40$23.41/hr4.1%




  • Adjust, clean, and lubricate mechanical parts of machines, using hand tools and grease guns.
  • Load machines with objects to be processed and unload them after cleaning, placing them on conveyors or racks.
  • Measure, weigh, or mix cleaning solutions, using measuring tanks, calibrated rods or suction tubes.
  • Drain, clean, and refill machines or tanks at designated intervals, using cleaning solutions or water.
  • Add specified amounts of chemicals to equipment at required times to maintain solution levels and concentrations.
  • Observe machine operations, gauges, or thermometers, and adjust controls to maintain specified conditions.
  • Operate or tend machines to wash and remove impurities from items such as barrels or kegs, glass products, tin plate surfaces, dried fruit, pulp, animal stock, coal, manufactured articles, plastic, or rubber.
  • Examine and inspect machines to detect malfunctions.
  • Set controls to regulate temperature and length of cycles, and start conveyors, pumps, agitators, and machines.
  • Record gauge readings, materials used, processing times, or test results in production logs.