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Die Casting Machine Maintainer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$40,748 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Die Casting Machine Maintainer is $40,748 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Die Casting Machine Maintainer is between $30,800 and $48,998. 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

  • Sets up diecasting machines that cast parts, such as automobile trim, carburetor housings, and motor parts from nonferrous metals, such as zinc, aluminum, or magnesium: lifts specified die sections into machine, using chain fall or hoist.
  • Secures die sections in position and adjusts stroke of ram, using handtools.
  • Connects water hoses to cooling system of die.
  • Preheats die sections with torch or electric heater.
  • Turns valves and sets dials to regulate flow of water circulating through die, timing cycle, and operating speed of machine, based on size and structure of part to be cast and type and temperature of metal being used.
  • Starts machine to produce sample casting, and examines casting to verify setup.
  • May clean diecasting machines, using high-pressure steam hose and detergent.
  • May perform maintenance on machine or dies, such as replacing pipelines or hoses, lubricating machine, or replacing ejector pins in dies.
  • May verify machine setups and adjust malfunctioning machines and be designated die-casting-machine maintainer.
  • May dismantle dies for repair by die maker, stamping.
Die Casting Machine Maintainer 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 Die Casting Machine Maintainer jobs: 5,247

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 2,716,450 (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...

Die Casting Machine Maintainer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Maintenance Mechanic
Mar 11
Chicago, IL, USA
Finkl Steel
Exposure and/or experience to fundamental machining operations considered a plus. Welding and ... die casting tool steels and custom open-die forgings, processing over 200,000 tons of steel each ...
Flexo Folder Gluer/Rotary Die Cutter / Machine Operator - 1st shift
Mar 26
Wood Dale, IL, USA
Champion Container Corporation
We are seeking Machine Operators for our 1st shift to join our team! You will perform operational ... Conduct routine preventive maintenance on the equipment * Log and record readings for equipment and ...
Quality Engineer
May 15
Chicago, IL, USA
Adams Burke & Associates
Support Responsibilities: · Supports manufacturing concepts for die casting, machining and assembly operations. · Supports supplier selection, logistics, and timing/lead times. 8. Maintains and ...
Tool & Die Maker
May 14
McCook, IL, USA
ODM Tool & Mfg. Co., Inc.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Perform all levels of maintenance on existing dies ... all machines and tools necessary to perform die repair functions. · Work with apprentices to ...
Production Operator
Mar 11
Chicago, IL, USA
Finkl Steel
Operate, maintain, and clean manufacturing machinery and equipment * Learn to operate an overhead ... die casting tool steels and custom open-die forgings, processing over 200,000 tons of steel each ...
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