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Blow Molding Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$33,889 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Blow Molding Machine Operator is $33,889 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Blow Molding Machine Operator is between $26,132 and $40,199. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Blow Molding Machine Operator. 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 and sets up blow molding machine to mold plastic products according to specifications.
  • Turns valves to start flow of water and release air pressure to machine.
  • Moves machine controls to set timing unit and temperature of heating unit and start automatic feed mechanism.
  • Adjusts machine mandrel and aligns mandrel with mold chamber, using wrenches.
  • Starts molding machine that automatically feeds material from mixing unit to mandrel and to mold chamber.
  • Closes chamber to mold product under heat and pressure.
  • Removes workpiece from mold after timing device opens mold, and trims excess material from workpiece, using knife or bandsaw.
  • Regrinds excess material and unsatisfactory workpiece for reuse, using grinding machine.
  • May weigh completed workpiece to determine accuracy of machine operation.
Blow Molding Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 154,860

Estimated population of Blow Molding Machine Operator jobs: 1,129

Rate of error: 1.8%

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...

Blow Molding Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Machine Operator
Jun 4
Skokie, IL, USA
Metro Staffing Service
Skokie area manufacturer has immediate openings on ALL SHIFTS for experienced Machine Operators. ... Safe operation of injection and blow molding machines * Assist with material handling and setup ...
Machine Operator Needed!!!
Jun 12
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
We have immediate openings for a Machine Operator in Bolingbrook, IL. WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU ... Understand ASTM standard on all governed molded products * Operate all rubber goods testing ...
Machine Operator
Jun 6
West Chicago, IL, USA
Machine Operator located in West Chicago,IL Hours- 6pm-6am -(12 hours Shifts) Pay rate- $15.00 Hour ... Must have experience working with plastic molding machines and mechanically inclined. Operate ...
Machine Operator
May 29
Addison, IL, USA
Just In Time Staffing LLC
A Plastic Fabrication company in Addison is looking for a Machine Operator Responsibilities/Duties ... Remove finished products from injection molding press. * Inspect products for defects. * Trim ...
Machine Operator
Jun 7
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
First Staff Services
Plastic injection molding company needs Machine Operators for 12-hour shifts! 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.- $13.50/hr. 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.- $14.50/hr. Only applications with a resume will be considered. Job offer ...
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