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Fondant Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,008 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fondant Machine Operator is $35,008 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Fondant Machine Operator is between $26,818 and $41,705. 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

  • Tends powder-mill pulverizer that grinds granular sugar into fondant or powdered sugar: starts powder mill, conveyors, dust collectors, and humidifying equipment to ready station for operations.
  • Opens valves to admit and regulate flow of sugar into pulverizer.
  • Adjusts controls to compensate for changes and fluctuations in production.
  • Dissolves specified amounts of sugar in water and spins solution in centrifugal device to determine starch percentage.
  • Regulates starch flow to bring percentage within specified limits and prevent powder from caking.
  • Dissolves other samples to test them for grist.
  • Cleans dust lines, scrolls, and chutes and clears hopper and elevator blockades.
  • Observes dials and gauges to ascertain that grinders are not overloaded or overheated.
  • Inspects chains, belts, and scrolls for signs of wear.
  • Keeps records of tests and production.
  • May be designated according to type of sugar pulverized as powdered-sugar-pulverizer operator; or equipment operated as fondant-machine operator.
Fondant Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 31,390

Estimated population of Fondant Machine Operator jobs: 369

Rate of error: 3.0%

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...

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