CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients. Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, and products to ensure conformance to requirements.
 
Test samples of materials or products to ensure compliance with specifications, using test equipment.
 
Start machines to mix or blend ingredients; then allow them to mix for specified times.
 
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 and equipment.
 
Observe production and 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 and ingredients for processing, using hand tools or other devices.
 
Examine materials, ingredients, or products visually or with hands, in order to ensure conformance to established standards.
 
Record operational and production data on specified forms.
 
Transfer materials, supplies, and products between work areas, using moving equipment and hand tools.
 
Tend accessory equipment such as pumps and conveyors to move materials or ingredients through production processes.
 
Read work orders to determine production specifications and information.
 
Compound and 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 and equipment, using hand tools.
 
Open valves to drain slurry from mixers into storage tanks.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
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.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
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.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Data entry software Data base user interface and query software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Adjustable wrenches Adjustable wrenches
 
Claw hammers Hammers
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Dollies Dollies
 
Forklifts Forklifts
 
Gram scales Bench scales
 
Handtrucks Hand trucks or accessories
 
Hydraulic lifts Lifts
 
Hydrometers Hydrometers
 
Locking pliers Locking pliers
 
Measuring sticks Depth indicators
 
Overhead cranes Track cranes
 
Pallet movers Pallet trucks
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Phillips head screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Platform scales Floor or platform scales
 
Power drills Power drills
 
Remote reading electronic thermometers Remote reading thermometers
 
Safety gloves Protective gloves
 
Safety goggles Goggles
 
Safety masks Masks or accessories
 
Steam cleaning equipment Pressure or steam cleaners
 
Straight screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Tuggers Hoists
 
Viscosity meters Viscosimeters
 
Wire brushes Wire brushes
 
pH indicators pH meters
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
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
Ball Mill Operator
Banbury Machine Operator
Banbury Mill Operator
Banbury Mixer Operator
Banbury Operator
Barratte Operator
Batch Attendant
Batch Blender
Batch Maker
Batch Mixer
Batch Unloader
Batch and Binder Attendant
Batch and Binder Mixer
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
Blending Line Attendant
Blending Machine Operator
Blending Plant Operator
Blending Tank Tender
Blow-Up Operator
Blunger
Board Mixer Tender
Boss Dyer
Bran Mixer
Breading Machine Tender
Brine Maker
Brine Mixer Operator
Bristle Mixer
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
Cellophane Bath Mixer
Cement Mixer
Ceramics Operator
Cheesemaker Helper
Chemical Mixer
Chemical Preparer
Chemical Treatment Operator
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
Compounding Associate
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
Formulation Technician
Frit Burner
Frit Mixer
Frit Mixer and Burner
Frothing Machine Operator
Fur Dyer
Gasoline Catalyst Operator
Gasoline Finisher
Glaze Maker
Glaze Mixer
Glue 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
Ink Mixer
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 Handler
Material Mixer
Meat Blender
Medicine Preparator
Metal Bonding Crib Attendant
Metal Mixer
Mill Feeder
Mill Operator
Miller
Mincemeat Maker
Mingler Operator
Mix House Tender
Mixer
Mixer Lever Operator
Mixer Operator
Mixer Runner
Mixer Tender
Mixer and Blender
Mixing House Operator
Mixing Machine Feeder
Mixing Machine Operator
Mixing Machine Tender
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 Canner
Paint Maker
Paint Mixer
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 Preparation Operator
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
Pulping Technician
Pulverizing and Sifting Operator
Putty Maker
Putty Mixer
Raw Material Handler
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
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 Bulker
Weigher and Mixer
Wet Mixer
Wet Pour Mixer
Wet Primer Powder Blender
Wet-End Operator
Wheel Mill Operator
Whipped Topping Finisher
Whipped Topping Mixer
Wine Fermenter
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
 
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