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Cover Making Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$36,574 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cover Making Machine Operator is $36,574 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Cover Making Machine Operator is between $27,868 and $43,719. 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 machine that glues binder boards and reinforcing strips to covering material, miters corners of covers, and turns edges of covers over boards to assemble book covers: reads work order to determine adjustment requirements.
  • Turns thumbscrews to adjust feed hopper guides according to size of binder boards and covers, and fills feed hopper with binder boards and covers.
  • Mounts roll of reinforcing paper onto spindle, or inserts roll into holder, and adjusts cutting blade.
  • Adjusts corner-nicking and mitering blades as specified.
  • Fills glue fountain and turns switch to activate heating element.
  • Adjusts rollers to distribute glue on binder boards and reinforcing strips.
  • Adjusts pressure gauge of roller, according to thickness of binder boards.
  • Starts machine and places covering pieces sequentially onto feeder.
  • Examines finished covers to ensure established standards have been met.
  • Adjusts machine as necessary during production run.
  • Occasionally stirs glue to maintain consistency.
  • May mount roll of headbands on spindle of machine that cuts and glues headbands on each end of reinforcing strip.
  • May position, align, and press binder boards, reinforcing strips, and headbands onto covering material, and turn in corners manually.
  • May slide cover down into machine or push cover between press surfaces of pneumatic-powered machine that folds, creases, and bonds protruding edges of covers over boards and manually rotates cover until all edges have been creased and bonded.
  • May feed covers through rotary press to ensure bonding.
  • May stack finished covers on table.
Cover Making Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 15,860

Estimated population of Cover Making Machine Operator jobs: 479

Rate of error: 4.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Cover Making Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Apr 29
Franklin Park, IL, USA
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