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Form Finishing Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,423 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Form Finishing Machine Operator is $34,423 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Form Finishing Machine Operator is between $26,475 and $40,903. 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

  • Presses drycleaned and wet-cleaned silk and synthetic fiber garments, using hot-head press or steamtable, puff irons, and hand iron: operates machine presses to finish those parts that can be pressed flat and completes other parts of garments by pressing with hand iron.
  • Finishes parts difficult to reach, such as flounces, by fitting parts over puff irons.
  • Finishes velvet garments by steaming on buck of hot-head press or steamtable, and brushing pile (nap) with handbrush.
  • Finishes fancy garments, such as evening gowns and costumes, with hand iron, applying knowledge of fabrics and heats to produce high quality finishes which cannot be obtained on machine presses.
  • Presses ties on small pressing machine or by inserting heated metal form into tie and touching up rough places with hand iron.
  • Finishes pleated garments, determining size of pleat from evidence of old pleat or from work order (for new garments) and presses with machine press or hand iron.
  • May press wool fabrics requiring precision finishing.
  • In establishments where many silk finishers are employed may be designated according to specialty as finisher, hand; form-finishing-machine operator; hot-head-machine operator; pleat presser; puff-iron operator i; tie presser; velvet steamer.
Form Finishing Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials

Job family population: 42,830

Estimated population of Form Finishing Machine Operator jobs: 20,381

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Form Finishing Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Molding Machine Operator
May 16
Pingree Grove, IL, USA
FlexiCorps, Inc
What does a Molding Machine Operator do ... Read a ruler and follow finishing procedures necessary to produce quality parts. * Keep work are ...
Machine Operator Supervisor - Fri-Sun - Off Mon-Thu (AU#319581)
May 7
Saint Charles, IL, USA
Barton Staffing Solutions
Staffing Machine Operators, in support of the daily finishing schedule. 13. Responsible to operate machines as necessary, meeting the established productivity, quality and efficiency standards as ...
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 ...
2nd Shift Machine Operator
Mar 21
Libertyville, IL, USA
INSTAFF: A Division of BG Staffing, INC.
Machine Operator Job Type: Long Term Order#: 35868019 Location: Libertyville IL 60048 Days/Hours ... Cut & form components from blueprint specification and/or Work Orders to required tolerances
Machine Operator - Slitter
May 6
Schaumburg, IL, USA
You will operate machines and support other operators when needed. This person will ensure ... Print finishing supplies and equipment. We are a company that values its employees, provides ...
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