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Dinkey Operator Compressed Air Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$55,296 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dinkey Operator Compressed Air is $55,296 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Dinkey Operator Compressed Air is between $40,559 and $67,561. 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

  • Controls dinkey engine powered by electric, gasoline, steam, compressed air, or diesel engine to transport and shunt cars at industrial establishment or mine: controls movement of dinkey that transports coal, rock, timber, slag, or supplies by moving power controls and brake levers.
  • Signals brake holder by hand or whistle to couple cars.
  • Positions cars for loading or unloading according to signals of dumper.
  • Inspects engine at beginning and end of shift.
  • May move levers to open or tilt cars to dump materials.
  • May throw switches and couple cars.
  • May fuel and lubricate engine.
  • May inspect track for defects and assist in repairing track and installing additional rails and ties.
  • May be designated according to kind of power used as dinkey operator, compressed air; according to work area as dinkey operator, mine; or material hauled as dinkey operator, slag; dinkey operator, slate.
  • May operate flatcar equipped with derrick and be designated derrick-car operator.
  • May operate railcar to transport personnel and equipment in area of logging camp and be designated rail-car operator.
Dinkey Operator Compressed Air Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

Job family population: 6,140

Estimated population of Dinkey Operator Compressed Air jobs: 2,099

Rate of error: 23.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Dinkey Operator Compressed Air Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

CNC Machinist / Turning Set Up Operator
Apr 9
Kenosha, WI, USA
GEM Manufacturing, Inc
Removes debris with compressed air as needed between steps. Replaces tools as necessary. Removes ... Serves as good "role model" to Trainees and Operators of less skill and experience. * Performs ...
Industrial Refrigeration Apprentice - 357
Apr 11
Burr Ridge, IL, USA
Mars Inc
Support factory by operating and maintaining industrial ammonia refrigeration equipment efficiently ... Possess a fundamental understanding of Heat Trace, Glycol and Compressed Air Systems * Possess a ...
Maintenance Mechanic
May 7
Portage, IN, USA
Integrity Trade Services LLC
Ensure machine tools and equipment are safe and properly operated. * Generate improvement ideas for ... Work with building and facilities staff to ensure systems such as compressed air, electrical ...
Feb 25
Chicago, IL, USA
Global Company
Manages all facility capital including electric supply, HVAC, chilled water, compressed air, tower ... Forecasts operating costs of group and directs preparation of budget requests. Directs personnel ...
Maintenance Technician
Apr 30
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering, Inc
Support facility utilities including: waste water equipment, compressed air, refrigeration, boilers ... Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance ...
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