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Automatic Pad Making Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,693 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Automatic Pad Making Machine Operator is $35,693 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Automatic Pad Making Machine Operator is between $27,342 and $42,556. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up and operates battery of machines to produce quilted and laminated padding from batting: places rolls of batting and burlap base in feed holders of machine.
  • Aligns and threads ends of material through machine.
  • Turns handwheels to heat calender roll.
  • Threads needles of quilting machine that binds batting to base to form padding.
  • Turns air valve that activates stationary spray gun to spray binder to surface of padding.
  • Aligns end of second roll of batting to sprayed surface under pressure roll to form laminated padding.
  • Turns handwheels to position circular knives that trim padding to specified width.
  • Turns knobs to adjust electric eye controlled mechanism which automatically cuts padding to specified length, drops on layer of gauze, and cuts and laps gauze over pads.
  • Starts spray gun that sizes pad to hold covering in place.
  • Turns knobs to synchronize speed of machine and starts machine.
  • Replaces broken needles.
  • Fills tanks with specified size.
  • Places rolls of narrow reinforcing batting in holder and guides under needles when specified.
  • Sews together burlap and gauze, and laps together batting to form continuous roll.
Automatic Pad Making Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 20,920

Estimated population of Automatic Pad Making Machine Operator jobs: 2,213

Rate of error: 3.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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