Sample 1 - State of California

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Mixing and Blending Machine Workers
(SOC Code : 51-9023)
in California

Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients. Exclude "Food Batchmakers" (51-3092).

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$16.97$11.79$15.82$21.52

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 202011,20011,6004003.6380

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 37220.6%
Cleaning Compound and Toiletry Mfg 23810.7%
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Mfg 1,4349.2%
Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing2,8984.2%
Other Food Manufacturing 8684.0%
Fruit, Vegetable, & Specialty Foods Mfg 2303.7%
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing 4,4382.6%
Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing 3422.4%
Misc Nondurable Goods Merchant Whsle 3,8471.7%
Dairy Product Manufacturing 1431.1%

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
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.
Examine materials, ingredients, or products visually or with hands to ensure conformance to established standards.
Add or mix chemicals or ingredients for processing, using hand tools or other devices.
Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory testing.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
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.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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