• Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 40,490
    $29,630 range bar $57,260
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.

What do they typically do

  • Mix or blend ingredients by starting machines and mixing for specified times
  • Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, or products to make sure they meet requirements
  • Add or mix chemicals or ingredients for processing, using hand tools or other devices
  • Observe production or monitor equipment to make sure it operates safely and efficiently
  • Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory testing
  • Read work orders to determine production specifications or information
  • Dump or pour specified amounts of materials into machinery or equipment
  • Compound or process ingredients or dyes, according to formulas

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.7%
Job Openings 621

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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