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Band Saw Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$30,458 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Band Saw Operator is $30,458 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Band Saw Operator is between $24,959 and $35,881. 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

  • Operates electrically powered band saw that cuts portions from hams to prepare hams for smoking, curing, or packing processes.
  • Lifts ham from meat tank onto saw table, using meat hook.
  • Presses button to start saw and adapts saw gauges according to size of ham.
  • Pushes and guides ham into saw blade by hand or with wooden device to cut shank from ham or to remove tip from shank.
  • Pushes sawed meat onto conveyor for further processing.
  • May tend band saw that cuts poultry into serving pieces for packaging.
Band Saw Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Job family population: 51,950

Estimated population of Band Saw Operator jobs: 520

Rate of error: 2.3%

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 2,705,994 (2018), 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...

Band Saw Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Machine Operator
Apr 13
Hobart, IN, USA
Daifuku Wynright Corporation
Overview The Machine Operator operates the machine shop and press-in assembly process under the ... band saw, hand tools and calipers and perform milling, turning, drilling, taping, deburring ...
Horizontal Saw Operator
Apr 25
Hobart, IN, USA
Daifuku Wynright Corporation
The Horizontal Saw Operator sets up and operates a metal cutting saw to saw steel into certain ... Responsibilities + Sets up and operates machines such as horizontal band saw, vertical saw, iron ...
Horizontal Saw Operator
Jun 13
Hobart, IN, USA
Integrity Trade Services LLC
* Sets up and operates machines such as horizontal band saw, vertical saw, iron worker, punch, and shear * Cuts, saws, and prepares materials as required per drawing requirements and shop work orders
Machine Operator
May 14
Carol Stream, IL, USA
Just In Time Staffing LLC
... Machine Operators on 1st and 2nd shift. This is a long-term position that offers growth and ... Operate saw using overhead crane & vertical band saws. Requirements: * Must have experience working ...
Saw Operator
Jun 19
Broadview, IL, USA
Express Employment
A fast-paced manufacturing company in Broadview, IL is seeking a qualified Saw Operator for their shop. * Candidates will be responsible for the set-up and operation a Marvel Horizontal Saw.
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