Mixers take chemicals and raw materials, combining them for manufacturing processes. They are also in charge of sampling and inspecting the materials to ensure that everything follows the regulatory standards set by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). Compliance with safety guidelines is an integral part of being a mixer, as many people have been harmed by poorly implemented or outright ignored OSHA and FDA protocols.
Mixers also keep production schedules on track. They often handle high volumes of materials and have to be meticulous about labels and measurements.
Mixers in the United States earn about $29,000 a year on average. While that might seem a bit low, mixers' average yearly salaries have been on the rise since 2012 and are expected to grow even further. The manufacturing, automotive, or retail industries, in particular, offer competitive yearly salaries of $30,000 or higher to their mixers.