Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
SOC: 51-9023.00

Description:

Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
125,100 employed

Projected (2024):
119,200 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Abrasive Mixer
  • Acetylene Cylinder Packing Mixer
  • Acid Adjuster
  • Acid Blower
  • Acid Mixer
  • Alum Operator
  • Ammonia Worker
  • Asphalt Blender
  • Asphalt Mixer
  • Asphalt Mixing Machine Operator
  • Auger Mill Operator
  • Automatic Brine Mixer Operator
  • Auxiliary Equipment Tender
  • Banbury Machine Operator
  • Banbury Mill Operator
  • Banbury Mixer Operator
  • Banbury Operator
  • Barratte Operator
  • Batch Attendant
  • Batch Blender
  • Batch Maker
  • Batch Mixer
  • Batch Room Technician
  • Bath Mixer
  • Batter Mixer
  • Beater Engineer
  • Beater Engineer Helper
  • Binder Technician
  • Bleach Maker
  • Bleach Mixer
  • Bleach-Liquor Maker
  • Blender
  • Blender Conveyor Operator
  • Blender Machine Operator
  • Blender Operator
  • Blending Line Attendant
  • Blending Machine Operator
  • Blending Operator
  • Blending Plant Operator
  • Blending Tank Tender
  • Blending Technician
  • Blow-Up Operator
  • Blunger
  • Board Mixer Tender
  • Boss Dyer
  • Bran Mixer
  • Breading Machine Tender
  • Brine Maker
  • Brine Mixer Operator
  • Broth Mixer
  • Bulk Plant Operator
  • Bulk Station Operator
  • Bullet Lubricant Mixer
  • Candy Maker Helper
  • Candy Puller
  • Carbide Powder Processor
  • Carbon Paste Mixer Operator
  • Carbon Plant Grinder
  • Carbonation Equipment Tender
  • Casing Fluid Tender
  • Catalyst Concentration Operator
  • Caustic Mixer
  • Cd Storage and Materials Make-Up Helper
  • Cd Technician
  • Cellophane Bath Mixer
  • Cement Mixer
  • Cheesemaker Helper
  • Chemical Mixer
  • Chemical Operator
  • Chemical Preparer
  • Chili Powder Mixer
  • Chip Mixing Machine Operator
  • Chopping Machine Operator
  • Churn Tender
  • Churner
  • Cistern Room Operator
  • Clay Maker
  • Clay Miller
  • Clay Mixer
  • Clay Puddler
  • Clay Stain Mixer
  • Clay Worker
  • Coagulating Bath Mixer
  • Coater Associate
  • Coater Operator
  • Coating Mixer
  • Coating Mixer Tender
  • Coating Operator
  • Cocoa Powder Mixer Operator
  • Color Developer
  • Color Drum Worker
  • Color Maker
  • Color Mixer
  • Color Paste Mixer
  • Composition Mixer
  • Composition Worker
  • Compound Finisher
  • Compound Mixer
  • Compound Specialist
  • Compounder
  • Conche Operator
  • Concrete Batcher
  • Concrete Mixer
  • Concrete Mixer Operator
  • Continuous Churn Buttermaker
  • Cooler Tender
  • Cosmetic Maker
  • Cream Maker
  • Crusher and Blender Operator
  • Crutcher
  • Devil Tender
  • Dextrine Mixer
  • Diamond Blender
  • Diamond Powder Mixer
  • Dip Dyer
  • Dope Mixer
  • Dough Brake Machine Operator
  • Dough Mixer
  • Dough Mixer Operator
  • Dross Puller
  • Dry Color Mixer
  • Dry Food Products Mixer
  • Dry Mixer
  • Dry Primer Powder Blender
  • Dry Starch Operator
  • Dust Mixer
  • Dustless Operator
  • Dye Maker
  • Dye Mixer
  • Dye Weigher
  • Dyer
  • Emulsion Operator
  • Extract Mixer
  • Feather Mixer
  • Feed Blender
  • Feed Mixer
  • Fertilizer Mixer
  • Finishing Area Operator
  • Flavor Extractor
  • Flavorer
  • Flour Blender
  • Flour Mixer
  • Fluorescent Solution Mixer
  • Flux Mixer
  • Foam Rubber Curer
  • Foam Rubber Mixer
  • Foamite Mixer
  • Formula Weigher
  • Formulator
  • Frit Burner
  • Frit Mixer
  • Frit Mixer and Burner
  • Frothing Machine Operator
  • Fur Dyer
  • Gasoline Catalyst Operator
  • Gasoline Finisher
  • Glaze Maker
  • Glaze Mixer
  • Grain Mixer
  • Granulator
  • Granulator Machine Operator
  • Grease Maker
  • Green Coffee Blender
  • Ground Mixer
  • Gum Mixer
  • Gum Rolling Machine Operator
  • Gunite Mixer
  • Gunite Nozzle Operator
  • Hair Mixer
  • Hide Dyer
  • Hot Mix Operator
  • Icing Mixer
  • Ink Blender
  • Ink Maker
  • Insecticide Maker
  • Insecticide Mixer
  • Issuing Operator
  • Jet Dyeing Machine Operator
  • Kettle Tender
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Lacquer Maker
  • Lime Mixer
  • Lime Mixer Tender
  • Lime Plant Operator
  • Lime Slaker
  • Lime Sludge Mixer
  • Liquid Sugar Fortifier
  • Liquid Sugar Melter
  • Lozenge Dough Mixer
  • Macerator Operator
  • Machine Operator
  • Machine Paint Mixer
  • Machine Plaster Mixer
  • Machine Sand Mixer
  • Make Up Operator
  • Manufacturing Assistant
  • Manufacturing Associate
  • Manufacturing Operator
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Margarine Churn Operator
  • Marinator
  • Mash Grinder
  • Master Dyer
  • Material Mixer
  • Meat Blender
  • Metal Bonding Crib Attendant
  • Metal Mixer
  • Mill Feeder
  • Miller
  • Mincemeat Maker
  • Mingler Operator
  • Mix House Tender
  • Mixer
  • Mixer and Blender
  • Mixer Lever Operator
  • Mixer Operator
  • Mixer Runner
  • Mixer Tender
  • Mixing House Operator
  • Mixing Machine Feeder
  • Mixing Machine Operator
  • Mixing Machine Tender
  • Mixing Operator
  • Mixing Plant Operator
  • Mixing Roll Operator
  • Mixing Tank Operator
  • Mixing Tumbler Operator
  • Molding Machine Tender
  • Mortar Mixer
  • Mortar Mixer Operator
  • Mottler Operator
  • Mud Cleaner Operator
  • Mud Mill Tender
  • Mud Mixer
  • Mud Mixer Operator
  • Mud Plant Operator
  • Mulling Machine Operator
  • Nitrate Operator
  • Nitrating Acid Mixer
  • Nitroglycerin Distributor
  • Noodle Press Operator
  • Oakes Machine Operator
  • Oil Mixer
  • Ore Mixer
  • Package Dyeing Machine Operator
  • Paint Maker
  • Paper Colorer
  • Paste Maker
  • Paste Mixer
  • Peanut Butter Maker
  • Pearl Glue Operator
  • Perfume Compounder
  • Perfume Maker
  • Pickling Solution Maker
  • Pigment Mixer
  • Plant Operator
  • Plaster Mixer
  • Plastic Mixer
  • Plasticator
  • Polish Compounder
  • Polish Maker
  • Polishing Machine Tender
  • Porcelain Mixer
  • Powder Blender
  • Powder Blender and Pourer
  • Powder Mixer
  • Powder Worker
  • Powerhouse Helper
  • Process Operator
  • Process Tank Tender
  • Process Worker
  • Production Operator
  • Puddler
  • Pug Machine Operator
  • Pug Mill Operator
  • Pug Mill Operator Helper
  • Pugger
  • Pulp Grinder and Blender
  • Pulp Mixer
  • Pulp Refiner Operator
  • Pulper
  • Pulverizing and Sifting Operator
  • Putty Maker
  • Putty Mixer
  • Reagent Tender
  • Reducer
  • Refined Syrup Operator
  • Refractory Mixer
  • Relish Blender
  • Resin Mixer
  • Restrictive Preparation Operator
  • Roof Cement and Paint Maker
  • Rouge Mixer
  • Rubber Compounder Mixer
  • Rubber Mill Tender
  • Rubber Mixer
  • Sagger Preparer
  • Sand Conditioner
  • Sand Control Worker
  • Sand Cutter Operator
  • Sand Mill Grinder
  • Sand Mill Operator
  • Sand Miller
  • Sand Operator
  • Sand Sifter
  • Sausage Maker
  • Sausage Mixer
  • Scratcher Tender
  • Screener and Blender
  • Seal Mixer
  • Seasoning Mixer
  • Silica Spray Mixer
  • Silver Solution Mixer
  • Sinter Machine Operator
  • Size Maker
  • Size Mixer
  • Size Worker
  • Slaker
  • Slate Mixer
  • Slime Plant Operator
  • Slip Maker
  • Slip Mixer
  • Slurry Control Tender
  • Slurry Mixer
  • Snack Foods Mixer Operator
  • Snuff Blender
  • Soap Maker
  • Soda Room Operator
  • Solution Maker
  • Solution Mixer
  • Solutions Operator
  • Solvent Mixer
  • Spice Mixer
  • Sponge Buffer
  • Spray Mixer
  • Stain Maker
  • Starch Treating Assistant
  • Stock Preparation Operator (Stock Prep Operator)
  • Supply Controller
  • Sweeping Compound Blender
  • Syrup Maker
  • Syrup Mixer
  • Tank Worker
  • Tankroom Worker
  • Tanning Solution Maker
  • Tetryl Dissolver Operator
  • Textile Colorist Dyer
  • Thinner
  • Tinter
  • Tobacco Blender
  • Tracer Powder Blender
  • Tumbler Operator
  • Tumbler Tender
  • Unleavened Dough Mixer
  • Varnish Mixer
  • Varnish Thinner
  • Vinegar Maker
  • Wax Blender
  • Weigher and Mixer
  • Weigher Bulker
  • Wet Mixer
  • Wet Pour Mixer
  • Wet Primer Powder Blender
  • Wet-End Operator
  • Wheel Mill Operator
  • Whipped Topping Finisher
  • Whipped Topping Mixer
  • Wine Fermenter


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, or products to ensure conformance to requirements.
  • Test samples of materials or products to ensure compliance with specifications, using test equipment.
  • Operate or tend machines to mix or blend any of a wide variety of materials, such as spices, dough batter, tobacco, fruit juices, chemicals, livestock feed, food products, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.
  • Dump or pour specified amounts of materials into machinery or equipment.
  • Observe production or monitor equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Stop mixing or blending machines when specified product qualities are obtained and open valves and start pumps to transfer mixtures.
  • Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory testing.
  • Add or mix chemicals or ingredients for processing, using hand tools or other devices.
  • Examine materials, ingredients, or products visually or with hands to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Record operational or production data on specified forms.
  • Transfer materials, supplies, or products between work areas, using moving equipment or hand tools.
  • Tend accessory equipment, such as pumps or conveyors, to move materials or ingredients through production processes.
  • Read work orders to determine production specifications or information.
  • Compound or process ingredients or dyes, according to formulas.
  • Unload mixtures into containers or onto conveyors for further processing.
  • Clean and maintain equipment, using hand tools.
  • Dislodge and clear jammed materials or other items from machinery or equipment, using hand tools.
  • Open valves to drain slurry from mixers into storage tanks.
  • Mix or blend ingredients by starting machines and mixing for specified times.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Claw hammers
  • Desktop computers
  • Dollies
  • Forklifts
  • Gram scales
  • Handtrucks
  • Hydraulic lifts
  • Hydrometers
  • Locking pliers
  • Measuring sticks
  • Overhead cranes
  • Pallet movers
  • Personal computers
  • pH indicators
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Platform scales
  • Power drills
  • Remote reading electronic thermometers
  • Safety gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Safety masks
  • Steam cleaning equipment
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Tuggers
  • Viscosity meters
  • Wire brushes
  • Data entry software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Windows
  • SAP software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software


  • production


    industry stats

    SOC: 51-0000

    Total Employed: 9,073,290

    Average Annual Salary: $36,220