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Film Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$33,915 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$434

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Film Machine Operator is $33,915 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Film Machine Operator is between $26,118 and $40,265. 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

Description:
  • Tends machine that develops sheets, strips, or continuous roll of film preparatory to printing: pulls film through trapdoor into darkroom.
  • Strips paper backing from film and attaches identifying label.
  • Feels edges of film to detect tears and repairs film, using stapler.
  • Reads work order or feels film for size or notches to determine type of process and developing time required.
  • Positions racks of film on machine chain links according to developing time required or threads leader of continuous roll through machine preparatory to processing.
  • Activates machine that automatically transports film through series of chemical baths to develop, fix, harden, bleach, and wash film.
  • Listens for sounds that indicate machine malfunctioning and notifies supervisor or maintenance personnel when repairs are needed.
  • May run test strip through machine for inspection by supervisor and add chemicals to or adjust machine as directed.
  • May tend equipment that develops, fixes image, and dries x-ray plates and be designated x-ray-developing-machine operator.
Film Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Job family population: 22,450

Estimated population of Film Machine Operator jobs: 777

Rate of error: 3.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$39,317
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

Film Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

2nd Shift Machine Operator
May 8
Batavia, IL, USA
Eagle Flexible Packaging
Machine Operator Specific Duties: * Set-up and operate various Converting Department machines ... We provide high quality, printed roll-fed film for form, fill and seal machines, pouches, stand-up ...
Machine Operator
May 8
Batavia, IL, USA
Eagle Flexible Packaging
Machine Operator Specific Duties: * Set-up and operate various Converting Department machines ... We provide high quality, printed roll-fed film for form, fill and seal machines, pouches, stand-up ...
Lamination / Machine Operators - Night Shift
Apr 8
Cary, IL, USA
Technipaq
The Lamination Machine Operator at Technipaq is responsible for producing quality film consistently. They are able to manage the machine and workers at all times and any other tasks to ensure the ...
Slitter / Rewinder Machine Operator
Apr 4
Cary, IL, USA
Technipaq
Operate machine in an efficient, productive and safe manner; * Complete label request forms ... film, Tyvek® and paper laminates. Technipaq is a family owned and operated company serving the ...
HAAS CNC Programmer/Machine Operator
Mar 15
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Plitek, L.L.C.
Our HAAS CNC Programmer/Operator Machinist /Assembly Technician will primarily be responsible for ... Our converting capabilities include precision die cutting, multi-layer laminating, custom film ...
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