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
Southeast Minnesota 240105$23.71/hr$20.30/hr$21.48/hr$23.46/hr$25.60/hr$29.52/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing390$22.35/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Central Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$23.39/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$23.71/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 40$17.62/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 50$17.04/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 80$17.65/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 80$18.29/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 240$23.46/hr2.8%
Minnesota 420$21.89/hr0.7%




  • Start machinery, such as pumps, feeders, or conveyors, and turn valves to heat, admit, or transfer products, refrigerants, or mixes.
  • Read dials and gauges on panel control boards to ascertain temperatures, alkalinities, and densities of mixtures, and turn valves to obtain specified mixtures.
  • Correct machinery malfunctions by performing actions such as removing jams, and inform supervisors of malfunctions as necessary.
  • Assemble equipment, and attach pipes, fittings, or valves, using hand tools.
  • Record temperatures, amounts of materials processed, or test results on report forms.
  • Record temperatures, amounts of materials processed, or test results on report forms.
  • Monitor pressure gauges, ammeters, flowmeters, thermometers, or products, and adjust controls to maintain specified conditions, such as feed rate, product consistency, temperature, air pressure, and machine speed.
  • Monitor pressure gauges, ammeters, flowmeters, thermometers, or products, and adjust controls to maintain specified conditions, such as feed rate, product consistency, temperature, air pressure, and machine speed.
  • Correct machinery malfunctions by performing actions such as removing jams, and inform supervisors of malfunctions as necessary.
  • Monitor pressure gauges, ammeters, flowmeters, thermometers, or products, and adjust controls to maintain specified conditions, such as feed rate, product consistency, temperature, air pressure, and machine speed.