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Occupational Employment Statistics


53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers

Feed materials into or remove materials from machines or equipment that is automatic or tended by other workers.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 309$21.32/hr$15.76/hr$15.76/hr$19.16/hr$29.19/hr$29.19/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southwest Minnesota 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
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$22.45/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$19.16/hr0.0%
Northwest Balance of State 40$21.28/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$22.65/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 60$22.11/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$24.16/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 60$16.12/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$19.98/hr-0.5%
Southeast Minnesota 100$21.91/hr8.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 430$24.34/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 450$24.34/hrN/A
Minnesota 760$22.45/hr2.5%

  • Inspect materials and products for defects, and to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Fasten, package, or stack materials and products, using hand tools and fastening equipment.
  • Clean and maintain machinery, equipment, and work areas to ensure proper functioning and safe working conditions.
  • Identify and mark materials, products, and samples, following instructions.
  • Weigh or measure materials or products to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Record production and operational data, such as amount of materials processed.
  • Remove materials and products from machines and equipment, and place them in boxes, trucks or conveyors, using hand tools and moving devices.
  • Transfer materials and products to and from machinery and equipment, using industrial trucks or hand trucks.
  • Shovel or scoop materials into containers, machines, or equipment for processing, storage, or transport.
  • Load materials and products into machines and equipment, or onto conveyors, using hand tools and moving devices.