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Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
District Of Columbia

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

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, or 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.
  • Dump or pour specified amounts of materials into machinery or equipment.
  • 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.
  • Stop mixing or blending machines when specified product qualities are obtained and open valves and start pumps to transfer mixtures.
  • Observe production or monitor equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory testing.
  • Add or mix chemicals or ingredients for processing, using hand tools or other devices.
  • Examine materials, ingredients, or products visually or with hands to ensure conformance to established standards.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Dollies
  • Hand trucks or accessories
  • Hoists
  • Pallet trucks
  • Screwdrivers

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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