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Card Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$24,959 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Card Operator is $24,959 a year and $12 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Card Operator is between $24,959 and $27,961. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Card 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

  • Tends carding machines that open, clean, and align cotton, asbestos, or other fibers, and convert laps ii of fibers into sliver: feeds loose fibers onto feeder apron or into hopper of machine, or mounts lap of fiber on bracket at feed end of machine and threads end of lap through feeder rollers or attaches end to lap in machine by pinching ends together with fingers.
  • Patrols work area and observes machine operation to detect exhausting fiber or lap supply, machine malfunctions, sliver or lap breaks, and full cans of sliver at discharge end of machine.
  • Pieces up broken sliver by rolling and twisting ends with fingers.
  • Cleans machine, using brush, waste, and airhose.
  • Replaces full cans of sliver with empty cans.
  • May oil machine.
  • May truck laps from picker room and hang laps on stands of machines.
  • May tend machines that produce sliver from raw stock.
  • May strip cards card stripper.
Card Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other

Job family population: 14,610

Estimated population of Card Operator jobs: 26

Rate of error: 8.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
13 %



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Card Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Molding Machine Operator
May 16
Pingree Grove, IL, USA
FlexiCorps, Inc
What does a Molding Machine Operator do? * Read a ruler and follow finishing procedures necessary ... Direct Deposit and Cash Card options We want you to join the team if you can perform these ...
Machine Operator
Apr 17
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Axcess Staffing Services
Payroll Debit Card Additional Incentives Offered for Night Shift and Perfect Attendance! * $200 ... As a Machine Operator, you can expect to: * Set-up and operate automated machinery by following ...
Machine Operator Assembler
Mar 26
North Aurora, IL, USA
FlexiCorps, Inc
What does a Machine Operator do? * Operate Semi-Automatic Machinery which makes wire rope ... Direct Deposit and Cash Card options We want you to join the team if you can perform these ...
Crane Operator
Mar 15
Portage, IN, USA
DOT Medical Card * Pass a drug screen * Minimum 2 years experience operating a crane to remove trees Qualifications: * Able to problem-solve and work with little supervision to complete assigned ...
2nd Shift Machine Operator
Mar 21
Libertyville, IL, USA
INSTAFF: A Division of BG Staffing, INC.
Machine Operator Job Type: Long Term Order#: 35868019 Location: Libertyville IL 60048 Days/Hours ... Direct Deposit or Pay Card (Visa) * Longevity and holiday pay * 401K plan * Medical, dental, vision ...
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