Weigher and Mixer

Tend machines that mix ingredients to produce ink or ink paste.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Weigher and Mixers do?

Tends machines that mix ingredients, such as pigments, resins, varnishes, solvents, and oils to produce ink or ink paste: Reads specifications to determine type and quantity of ingredients to be mixed. Starts pumps to transport preweighed liquid ingredients from storage tanks into containers. Weighs specified amounts of pigments and adds them to containers. Dumps contents of containers into rotary mixer, using hoist, or moves container onto bed of mixer and turns wheel that lowers mixing blades into containers. Starts motor to mix ingredients for predetermined time. Draws sample or scoops sample of solution for laboratory analysis. Adds ingredients as directed by laboratory, or extends mixing period to attain prescribed consistency. Scoops or pumps ink or ink paste to holding tanks or into containers. May heat solvents in kettle or with steam coil to remove chill before adding pigments.

Should I be a Weigher and 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Weigher and Mixer

    Most Weigher and 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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