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Filling Machine Setup Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$44,768 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Filling Machine Setup Mechanic is $44,768 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Filling Machine Setup Mechanic is between $33,475 and $54,152. 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 filling and sealing machines to pack potato chips in bags: selects spouts according to size of bags being filled and attaches spouts to circular conveyor of filling machine, using handtools.
  • Adjusts height of conveyor that moves filled bags from spouts of circular conveyor.
  • Sets filling-machine scales according to weight specified for filled bags.
  • Starts heating unit of sealing machine and sets date on stamping unit of sealing machine.
  • Fills inkwell of stamping unit and regulates flow of ink onto stamp pad.
  • Places container under conveyor to catch chips from overflow of filling machine and dumps chips into filling-machine hopper.
  • Distributes supplies, such as bags and boxes, to workers engaged in tending machines.
  • Transports boxes of potato chips to storage area, using handtruck.
Filling Machine Setup Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Job family population: 341,260

Estimated population of Filling Machine Setup Mechanic jobs: 10,357

Rate of error: 0.9%

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 2,716,450 (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...

Filling Machine Setup Mechanic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Maintenance Mechanic 2nd Shift
May 11
Chicago, IL, USA
KIK Custom Products
... compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our ... Discusses difficulties in operating equipment with machine operators to isolate problems, and then ...
Roll Forming Machine Operator/Set up
Apr 27
Chicago, IL, USA
Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co.
Roll Forming Machine Operator/Setup Metal Roll Forming Co. in Berkeley, IL (near Hillside) seeks ... Mechanical ability and creativity needed. · Some heavy lifting required. · Must work well with ...
CNC Lathe Setup/Operator
May 2
Merrionette Park, IL, USA
CNC Lathe Setup/Operator If you are a CNC Lathe Setup/Operator with experience, please read on ... mechanics, shop mathematics, engineering drawings, material properties, layout, and machining ...
SMT Machine Operator
May 5
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
M-Wave International
... setup and change over time. Qualifications: Good computer aptitude. Good mechanical aptitude a plus. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to be flexible in the way you work as ...
Entry Level Machine Operator
May 20
Roselle, IL, USA
You will perform setup and operate a variety of equipment to cold head , point and thread-roll ... Mechanical aptitude (ability to use hand and power tools) * Ability to lift up to 50 lbs * MUST ...
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