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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders



Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 40046$21.96/hr$18.95/hr$18.95/hr$19.50/hr$24.42/hr$27.24/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing130$25.14/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities380$18.97/hr
Financial Activities120$24.46/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$23.17/hr6.6%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$17.08/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$25.45/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 40$25.16/hr7.1%
Northwest Balance of State 40$19.95/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$25.45/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$19.94/hr6.3%
Southwest Balance of State 60$23.74/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$15.78/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 110$25.16/hr7.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 400$19.50/hr4.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 410$19.58/hrN/A
Minnesota 640$22.16/hr6.1%




  • Collect samples of materials or products, checking them to ensure conformance to specifications or sending them to laboratories for analysis.
  • Read production and delivery schedules, and confer with supervisors, to determine sorting and transfer procedures, arrangement of packages on pallets, and destinations of loaded pallets.
  • Operate elevator systems in conjunction with conveyor systems.
  • Clean, sterilize, and maintain equipment, machinery, and work stations, using hand tools, shovels, brooms, chemicals, hoses, and lubricants.
  • Weigh or measure materials and products, using scales or other measuring instruments, or read scales on conveyors that continually weigh products, to verify specified tonnages and prevent overloads.
  • Measure dimensions of bundles, using rulers, and cut battens to required sizes, using power saws.
  • Affix identifying information to materials or products, using hand tools.
  • Record production data such as weights, types, quantities, and storage locations of materials, as well as equipment performance problems and downtime.
  • Position deflector bars, gates, chutes, or spouts to divert flow of materials from one conveyor onto another conveyor.
  • Load, unload, or adjust materials or products on conveyors by hand, by using lifts, hoists, and scoops, or by opening gates, chutes, or hoppers.