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Compact Press Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,079 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$484

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Compact Press Operator is $35,079 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Compact Press Operator is between $26,872 and $41,825. 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

Description:
  • Tends mechanical or hydraulic presses which compress metal powders into parts, such as bearings, gears, filters, and rings, and coin them to specified size: pours metal powder into hopper.
  • Starts press, observes operation, and notifies press setter of malfunctions.
  • Examines finished part for nicks, burrs, and cracks.
  • Weighs parts on scale and measures dimensions, using micrometers or fixed gauges, to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • May adjust shuttle mechanism to regulate amount of powder in part.
  • Places finished parts on tray or in stock pan.
  • May write identifying information, such as mix number, number of parts, and date, on tag and attach it to tray or pan.
  • Feeds parts into coining press to correct distortions created in sinking process.
  • Removes parts from press and inspects them for burrs or other imperfections.
  • Places parts on tray or in stock pan.
  • May tend forming presses that fabricate clockwork parts from powdered metal.
Compact Press Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 188,520

Estimated population of Compact Press Operator jobs: 1,493

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$40,666
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

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...

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