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Dry Cleaning Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$29,244 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Dry Cleaning Machine Operator is $29,244 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Dry Cleaning Machine Operator is between $24,959 and $34,272. 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 dry cleaning machine to clean garments, drapes, and other materials, utilizing knowledge of cleaning processes, fabrics, and colors.
  • Sorts articles and places lot of sorted articles in drum of dry cleaning machine.
  • Fastens cover and starts drum rotating.
  • Turns or pushes valves, levers, and switches to admit cleaning solvent into drum.
  • Adds liquid soap or chemicals to facilitate cleaning process.
  • Tends extractor that removes excess cleaning solvent from articles extractor operator.
  • Tends tumbler that dries articles and removes odor of solvent from articles tumbler operator.
  • Opens valves of dry cleaning machine to drain dirty solvent into filter tank.
  • Adds chemicals to solvent to facilitate filtration, and starts electric pumps, forcing solvent through filters to screen lint, dirt, and other impurities.
  • Pulls sludge box from bottom of tank to remove sludge.
  • Starts electric pumps and turns valves to operate distilling system that reclaims dirty solvent.
  • May operate dry cleaning machine that automatically extracts excess cleaning solvent from articles.
  • May clean by hand articles that cannot be cleaned by machine because of amount of soil on article or delicacy of fabric dry cleaner, hand.
  • May add chemicals to dry cleaning machine to render garments water repellant.
  • May spot articles spotter ii.
Dry Cleaning Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers

Job family population: 209,350

Estimated population of Dry Cleaning Machine Operator jobs: 3,057

Rate of error: 1.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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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 2,705,994 (2018), 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...

Dry Cleaning Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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May 23
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ESPO Engineering Corp
Machine Operator Rotomold Operator Location: Elgin, IL Pay Rate: $12-14/hr Duration of Job ... Keep work area clean and orderly * Must be a self-starter and good communicator * Examine parts ...
Set Up and Machine Operator
Mar 28
Chicago, IL, USA
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Set up and adjust all machines for Machine Operators according to procedures ... clean, tools are organized, and facilities and supplies are in order • Ensure that drawings ...
Machine Operator - Top 5 IL Company - Super Opportunity for YOU (HP#319515)
May 1
Roselle, IL, USA
Barton Staffing Solutions
You will be a Machine Operator for a company that is rated top 5 in Illinois and top 200 in the US. ... Proficiently maintain machinery through preventive maintenance; lubrication, cleaning and ...
SMT Machine Operator
May 5
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
M-Wave International
... clean and in a "ready for customer tour" condition at all times. 5. Help out in assembly ... Previous electronic/machine operator experience a preferred. Looking for motivated self starter.
Molding Machine Operator
May 16
Pingree Grove, IL, USA
FlexiCorps, Inc
What does a Molding Machine Operator do? * Read a ruler and follow finishing procedures necessary ... Keep work are clean and orderly. * Maintain communication with next shift person to take over ...
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