Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Batch Attendant, Batch Maker, Batch Room Technician, Blender, Blender Operator, Blending Technician, Chemical Mixer, Chemical Operator, Coater Associate, Coater Operator, Compound Specialist, Compounder, Formulator, Ink Blender, Ink Maker, Issuing Operator, Laboratory Technician, Machine Operator, Manufacturing Technician, Marinator, Mixer, Mixer Operator, Mixing Operator, Paint Maker, Plant Operator, Process Operator, Production Operator, Stock Preparation Operator (Stock Prep Operator)

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • -1.5%

    Percent Change

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  • 14,900

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.6%)
  • Associate's degree (6.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (21.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (46.6%)
  • Less than high school diploma (18.1%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Measure ingredients or substances to be used in production processes.
  • Weigh finished products.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Mix substances to create chemical solutions.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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