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Film Inspector Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,758 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Film Inspector is $37,758 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Film Inspector is between $28,771 and $45,173. 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 motion picture projector to inspect home movie film and visually examines slides for defects to determine need for reprocessing and repair: randomly selects specified number of home movie reels and inserts reels in magazine of projector.
  • Threads film through projector onto take-up reel.
  • Starts projector and adjusts lens to focus image on screen.
  • Examines projected image to detect defective exposure or color density and presence of scratches or foreign matter.
  • Records findings on quality control sheet and notifies processing department personnel regarding need for machine adjustments or customer regarding defective camera lens.
  • Measures width of film to determine accuracy of slitting, using precision measuring instrument, and notifies slitting department personnel when width is not within specified tolerances.
  • Examines specified number of randomly selected photographic slides to detect scratches or defects in color density, accuracy, and exposure.
  • Records type defect and reprocessing required on quality control form and routes form and defective slides to processing department.
  • Conveys acceptable reels and slides to packaging department.
  • Collects daily reports from production personnel, totals production figures, and calculates production averages to determine whether quotas have been met.
Film Inspector Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Film Inspector jobs: 177

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Film Inspector Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Quality Control Inspectors
Apr 23
Chicago, IL, USA
Fought & Company, Inc.
Current American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) * Experience working with one or ... Radiographic film interpretation (optional) * Ability to work independently to established ...
Coating Technician
Apr 1
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Just In Time Staffing LLC
Apply coating uniformly to the film thickness required in accordance with specification and ... Perform incoming, in-process and final inspections as well as accept/reject criteria as applicable.
Engineering & Technical Services Specialist - Bilingual in Spanish
May 10
Chicago, IL, USA
Taghleef Industries, Inc
Review new formulations to verify processing capabilities. * Assist launching new machine-film ... Help develop and manage the system for inspection of incoming materials. * Manage the system for ...
Turn Down Attendant - Housekeeping- Full or Part Time
Mar 29
Naperville, IL, USA
Hotel Arista
... film crews and more. This is a crowd that likes the seduction of an effortless, evocative ... Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill cleaning/inspection tasks. Interested in ...
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