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Forge Shop Machine Repairer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$50,881 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Forge Shop Machine Repairer is $50,881 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Forge Shop Machine Repairer is between $37,579 and $61,960. 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

  • Repairs and maintains forge shop machinery, such as hammers, forging presses, rolls, upsetters, and furnaces, following blueprints, manufacturer's catalogs, and data chart specifications, using handtools, power tools, and precision measuring instruments, such as micrometer, calipers, rule, square, and gauges: observes machine in operation to determine malfunction.
  • Disassembles machine, using handtools, and examines parts for defects.
  • Obtains replacement parts from stock or prepares sketches of parts for fabrication in forge shop or machine shop.
  • Welds broken or cracked metal parts.
  • Replaces drophammer boards and adjusts steam, pneumatic, hydraulic, fuel, and blower controls of presses, hammers, and furnaces, using handtools.
  • Fits parts together to reassemble machine, using measuring instruments, files, handtools, and power tools, such as portable drills and grinders.
  • Examines and repairs auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, valves, hoses, and compressors pump servicer.
  • Starts machine and observes operation to verify performance.
  • May repair electrical components, such as switches and circuits.
  • May set up machine for other workers.
  • May be designated according to type of machine repaired as load-chain welding-machine repairer.
  • May rebuild forging machinery and be designated machine rebuilder.
Forge Shop Machine Repairer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Job family population: 341,260

Estimated population of Forge Shop Machine Repairer jobs: 1,693

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Forge Shop Machine Repairer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

CNC Operator
May 1
South Elgin, IL, USA
KrisDee & Associates
Perform everyday machine maintenance (coolant, cleaning, etc.) * Maintain related records, perform ... Ability to read blue prints, apply general shop mathematics and identify out of tolerance ...
Production Operator
Mar 11
Chicago, IL, USA
Finkl Steel
We are hiring Production Operators in our Forging and Machining Shops. You will operate machinery and equipment, as well as work safely and learn the operation of steel making! Responsibilities
CNC Operator - 2nd Shift
Apr 9
Chicago, IL, USA
WaterSaver Faucet Co.
... forgings, and bar stock into quality parts for our customers. Operate and adjust CNC machine tools ... Must be able to read/understand English and do basic shop math. * CNC Certification a plus.
MRO Technical Services Engineer - Mechanical Engineer
Mar 1
Lake County, IL, USA
... with OEM service repairmen; reverse engineering of parts and assemblies. * Attend formal ... Experience in Machine Design and Build or Job Shop environment is a plus. * Understanding of ...
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