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Bed Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,481 (USD)

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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Bed Operator is $35,481 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Bed Operator is between $27,144 and $42,340. 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

  • Tends equipment that transfers rolled steel shapes, such as blooms, billets, rails, and pipe from processing lines to cooling beds: presses controls to raise roll stop, start conveyor, and position material opposite specified cooling bed.
  • Pulls levers to start pusher straightedge and dog-chain (series of projections) that shoves material off conveyor line onto cooling bed.
  • Moves controls of dog-chain to pull cooled material from bed onto cradle or transfer car.
  • Records number and type of object cooled.
  • May assist other workers in making roll and hot saw blade changes and in repairing, replacing, or adjusting mill equipment.
Bed Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 26,570

Estimated population of Bed Operator jobs: 780

Rate of error: 3.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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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...

Bed Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Press Operator
Jun 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Novolex Holdings, Inc.
Reads job order and mounts specified polymer plate cylinders on shaft, and secures assembly in bed ... Usually operates press in team with Waxer Operator on press equipped with waxer that coats paper by ...
CNC Operator
Apr 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Huber Cabinet Works Inc.
Loading and unloading panels/parts from CNC bed - Utilizing Schmalz vacuum panel lift * Sort, mark ... year experience operating a woodworking CNC * Ability to operate various woodworking tools and ...
Brake Press Operator
Jun 10
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Vapor Bus International
Responsible for operating press break on machine. Fits and fabricates structural steel, completes ... Sets stops on machine bed, changes dies, and adjusts components, such as ram or power press, when ...
Cherry Picker Operator
Jun 3
Carol Stream, IL, USA
Skyline Staffing
Uses forklift to load and unload pipe and other material from flat bed and/or box type trailers. ... Utilize JDE operating system in inquiries for shipping and receiving functions. * Lift boxes of ...
CNC Machinist Operator
May 17
Elmhurst, IL, USA
Recruiting Resource Group
Attaches fixture to machine bed and positions and secures work piece in fixture according to setup ... Utilizes override control to correct conditions that are out of tolerance or operating unusually
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