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Cutting & Creasing Press Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,531 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Cutting & Creasing Press Operator is $46,531 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Cutting & Creasing Press Operator is between $34,650 and $56,425. 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 machine to print and slot container blanks, according to work orders: selects, installs, and adjusts slotting and perforating knives in machine according to specified dimensions of slot and spacing of perforations, assisted by printer-slotter helper.
  • Positions and attaches printing mats to print rollers according to printing order, using hand or air staple gun, wrenches, and tape measure.
  • Fills ink reservoirs with specified colors of ink and turns thumbscrews to adjust flow of ink through fountains.
  • Turns handwheels and pushes buttons or levers to adjust paper guides on machine feed table and automatic stacker, using handtools, and starts machine.
  • Measures printed-slotted blanks to verify machine setup.
  • Examines printed-slotted blanks for even ink distribution, trueness of color, printing flaws, and wrinkles.
  • May operate machine equipped with gluing and folding attachment and be designated flexo-folder-gluer operator.
Cutting & Creasing Press Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Printing Press Operators

Job family population: 171,130

Estimated population of Cutting & Creasing Press Operator jobs: 815

Rate of error: 1.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Cutting & Creasing Press Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Large Format Flatbed/Banner Press Operators
Apr 12
Franklin Park, IL, USA
Experience operating Large Format Flatbed & Banner Press & Digital Die Cutter (Knowledge/skill with Durst, Agfa, HP & Zund, Adobe Suite, Apogee, Caldera & Color Gate a plus) Ability to follow ...
Press Set Up / Cleaning Crew
Mar 19
Eagle Flexible Packaging
... to a Printing Press Operator position. * Seeking candidates with strong mechanical aptitude ... Keep core cutting area clean * Help with press set up and clean up * Help sink with cleaning as ...
InkJet Press Technical Specialist
Apr 18
Chicago, United States
Konica Minolta
Provide operator training and ongoing support * High degree of self-motivation to succeed and ... Visible, exciting work supporting sales of cutting edge technology and workflow solutions. Join ...
Digital Press
Feb 27
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
... Digital Press Operator. Shift is from 2 PM-10:30 PM (M-F). Pay will start between $20-28 per hour. ... Operate guillotine cutter, scoring, and folding equipment. - Create specified print materials.
Slitter / Rewinder Machine Operator
Apr 4
Cary, IL, USA
The Slitter Operator at Technipaq is a key player in slitting materials to support the press ... cutting, fabricating, and flexographic printing of pouches, lids and roll stock produced in a ...
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