Material Mixer

Tend drum-tumbling machines that mix ingredients.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Material Mixers do?

Tends drum-tumbling machine that mixes ingredients, such as resins, color pigments, and additives, for use in fabrication of plastic cosmetic packaging: Lines drum with plastic bag. Presses control to activate hopper that automatically fills drum with specified ingredients, or dumps measured ingredients into drum according to formula, using hand scoop and scale. Conveys filled drum to tumbling machine, using handtruck. Mounts and secures drum in holding device of machine, turns knob to set timing control, and presses button to actuate drum-tumbling action. Removes drum from machine at end of cycle and conveys drum to specified production machine, using handtruck.


Should I be a Material Mixer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Raw Material Handler

    How to become a Material Mixer

    Most Material Mixers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jdaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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