Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-9012)

Occupation description:  Set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens; centrifuges; condenser tubes; precipitating, fermenting, or evaporating tanks; scrubbing towers; or batch stills. These machines extract, sort, or separate liquids, gases, or solids from other materials to recover a refined product. Includes dairy processing equipment operators. Excludes Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders (51-9011).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 43,80043,300 -1.30 1,3801,380

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.9311.4314.30 18.4424.1330.30
Alaska 21.4511.3516.63 22.1827.1329.78
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 17.3410.4411.89 16.1721.5526.83

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
479 19.120.5 10.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation7
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 16
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.3

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training