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Drill Press Operator Printed Circuit Boards Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,198 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drill Press Operator Printed Circuit Boards is $37,198 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Drill Press Operator Printed Circuit Boards is between $28,306 and $44,541. 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 and operates single- or multispindle drill press to bore holes in fiberglass boards used in production of printed circuit boards (pcb's): studies drill drawing and product specifications to determine hole locations and dimensions, drill speed, and feed rate.
  • Selects and installs bits in spindles, using handtools.
  • Moves controls to set drill speed, feed rate, and depth of cut.
  • Positions board (s) to be drilled over registration pins on machine bed.
  • Views enlarged image of artwork on lighted scope to position and align single-spindle drill and board and depresses pedal or moves lever to operate drill press to bore holes.
  • Positions template on registration pins under stylus of multispindle drill press and guides stylus that automatically depresses bit to activate drill press to bore holes.
  • May operate single-spindle drill press to bore holes in metal template.
  • May measure hole size, using micrometer gauge.
  • May sand finished boards or template, using sander.
Drill Press Operator Printed Circuit Boards Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 11,030

Estimated population of Drill Press Operator Printed Circuit Boards jobs: 3,273

Rate of error: 4.8%

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...

Drill Press Operator Printed Circuit Boards Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Drill Press Operator
Mar 29
Shorewood, IL, USA
First Staff Services
Drill Press Operator needed in Shorewood, IL Shift: 3:30pm - 12:00am (+ overtime) Pay: $12.00/hr Requirements: Resume with machine shop experience preferred Job offer pending background screening You ...
Print Press Operator
Mar 19
Eagle Flexible Packaging
Eagle Flexible Packaging Now hiring entry level as well as experienced Flexographic Printing Press Operators, this is your opportunity to join Eagle Flexible Packaging's growing team! We believe that ...
Flexo/Gravure Printing Press Operators
May 10
Saint Charles, IL, USA
Flexo Finders
Will consider wide web flexo/CI/grauvure or narrow web flexo press operator experience. ... Company Description Flexo Finders is a nation wide recruiting service in flexo/digital printing. We ...
Flexo Press Operator/Press Operator
May 20
Huntley, IL, USA
Flexo Finders
FLEXO PRESS OPERATOR Able to perform set ups, including make ready and plate mounting, and able to ... Experience in 4 color process printing a plus. Preferred experience includes: * Read job orders and ...
Printing Press Operators - Komori 40", HP Indigo 7600 AND Fuji JPress
Mar 21
Broadview, IL, USA
Classic Color
Fuji JPress Operator Komori Positions Details * Operation and maintenance of a multicolor Komori press, running high-end, quality printed pieces * Requirements Include: * Minimum 5 years experience ...
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