What does a Mixing and Blending Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender do?
Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dump or pour specified amounts of materials into machinery or equipment.
- Observe production or monitor equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
- Stop mixing or blending machines when specified product qualities are obtained and open valves and start pumps to transfer mixtures.
- 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.
- Record operational or production data on specified forms.
- Transfer materials, supplies, or products between work areas, using moving equipment or hand tools.
- Tend accessory equipment, such as pumps or conveyors, to move materials or ingredients through production processes.
- Read work orders to determine production specifications or information.
- Compound or process ingredients or dyes, according to formulas.
- Unload mixtures into containers or onto conveyors for further processing.
- Clean and maintain equipment, using hand tools.
- Dislodge and clear jammed materials or other items from machinery or equipment, using hand tools.
- Open valves to drain slurry from mixers into storage tanks.
- Mix or blend ingredients by starting machines and mixing for specified times.