Mixing Machine Tender

Tend mixing machines, agitator tanks, kettles, and roller mills.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mixing Machine Tenders do?

Tends mixing machines, agitator tanks, kettles, roller mills, and related equipment to compound and process ingredients according to formula to make powdered, liquid, paste, or cream chemical products: Weighs ingredients and dumps, pours, pumps, or shovels them into machine, tank, or kettle. Turns controls to achieve specified temperature. Starts agitator to mix ingredients for specified time. Adds ingredients as specified during mixing cycle. Tests solution for specific gravity, viscosity, or acidity, using testing devices, or submits sample to laboratory. May cook mixture, using steam-jacketed kettle. May pump mixture through homogenizer to prepare emulsions or through filter press to remove impurities. May connect waterlines between deionizer, filter press, and vapor and storage tanks to purify water for use in products. May drain product into other machine units or into storage tanks. May be designated according to type of product mixed as Chemical Mixer; Cream Maker; Dental-Cream Maker; Dye Mixer; Liquid Compounder II; Ointment-Mill Tender. May be designated: Perfume And Toilet Water Maker; Powder Compounder; Powder Mixer; Roller-Mill Tender; Rouge Mixer.


Should I be a Mixing Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Mixing-Machine Attendant, Mixing-Machine Tender, Cork Gasket, Mixing-Machine Tender, Cork Rod, Mixing-Pan Tender

    How to become a Mixing Machine Tender

    Most Mixing Machine Tenders 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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