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Casting Wheel Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$43,086 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Casting Wheel Operator is $43,086 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Casting Wheel Operator is between $32,392 and $51,985. 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 rotating casting wheel to pour molten nonferrous metal, such as copper, lead, or aluminum into molds to form ingots: moves control lever to rotate wheel and position mold under pouring spout of kettle or furnace.
  • Pulls lever to remove stopper from bottom of kettle or to tilt ladle to allow metal to flow into mold.
  • Rotates wheel to spot successive molds under spout.
  • Observes process to ensure that castings are dumped and that molds are returned to starting position.
  • May spray empty molds with coating to prevent metal from sticking to mold casting-wheel-operator helper.
  • May skim slag or dross from metal in furnace with rake or hoe furnace helper.
  • May divert stream of metal into bucket, using hose, to obtain samples for laboratory.
  • May operate pump to force lead from kettle into mold.
  • May skim impurities, using spatula or spoon, and solidify molten lead by regulating flow of water in water-cooled mold.
  • May observe furnace gauge to verify that temperature of molten metal meets specifications.
  • May change pouring spout, using chain hoist and handtools.
  • May operate casting-wheel machine that advances molds automatically at predetermined rate.
Casting Wheel 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 Casting Wheel Operator jobs: 1,817

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...

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