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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-9193 Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders



Operate or tend equipment, such as cooling and freezing units, refrigerators, batch freezers, and freezing tunnels, to cool or freeze products, food, blood plasma, and chemicals.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 7020$19.12/hr$15.51/hr$15.52/hr$19.69/hr$19.72/hr$19.72/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing200$19.69/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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI 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$19.35/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$24.56/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 60$19.69/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$19.69/hr7.1%
Southeast Minnesota 80$19.69/hr2.7%
Minnesota 240$19.69/hr5.0%




  • Position molds on conveyors, and measure and adjust level of fill, using depth gauges.
  • Start agitators to blend contents, or start beater, scraper, and expeller blades to mix contents with air and prevent sticking.
  • Load and position wrapping paper, sticks, bags, or cartons into dispensing machines.
  • Weigh packages and adjust freezer air valves or switches on filler heads to obtain specified amounts of product in each container.
  • Adjust machine or freezer speed and air intake to obtain desired consistency and amount of product.
  • Sample and test product characteristics such as specific gravity, acidity, and sugar content, using hydrometers, pH meters, or refractometers.
  • Activate mechanical rakes to regulate flow of ice from storage bins to vats.
  • Start machinery, such as pumps, feeders, or conveyors, and turn valves to heat, admit, or transfer products, refrigerants, or mixes.
  • Measure or weigh specified amounts of ingredients or materials, and load them into tanks, vats, hoppers, or other equipment.
  • Scrape, dislodge, or break excess frost, ice, or frozen product from equipment to prevent accumulation, using hands and hand tools.