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Composition Board Press Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$33,148 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Composition Board Press Operator is $33,148 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Composition Board Press Operator is between $25,562 and $39,354. 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 steam-heated hydraulic press which compresses paper and cardboard to form insulation board: positions preformed cardboard and paper on bed of press.
  • Starts press to lower ram, and turns steam valve to bond paper and cardboard together.
  • Closes valve, raises ram, and removes finished board from press.
  • May tend semiautomatic press that forms insulation panels and transfers them to trimming and painting machines, monitoring temperature and pressure gauges to maintain press conditions within plant standards.
  • May measure thickness of pressed board, using micrometer, to determine conformity of product to specifications.
Composition Board Press Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 76,120

Estimated population of Composition Board Press Operator jobs: 706

Rate of error: 2.7%

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 2,716,450 (2017), 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...

Composition Board Press Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Assistant Printing Press operator- Night shift
May 10
Saint Charles, IL, USA
Pactiv currently produces custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated board, and molded-fiber packaging. Want to learn more? Visit www.Pactiv.com Pactiv LLC is an equal ...
Thermoforming Operator Associate--- Night shift
May 9
Franklin Park, IL, USA
Must be able to feed material through thermoformed and trim press * Must be able to make learn ... board, and molded-fiber packaging. Want to learn more? Visit www.Pactiv.com Pactiv LLC is an equal ...
Warehouse Associate/Material Handler
May 14
Crystal Lake, IL, USA
The Material Handler will supply all production areas to include Lamination, Slitting, Press and ... Must have basic key boarding and data entry skills * Must be able to read, write and orally ...
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