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Forming Mill Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$29,531 (USD)

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Forming Mill Operator is $29,531 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Forming Mill Operator is between $24,959 and $34,639. 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 automatic multiple-operation machine that performs any combination of bending, punching, roll forming, beading, cutting and welding, soldering, or clinching of metal to fabricate items, such as rims, molding, panels, cans, tubing, and housings.
  • Places roll of metal sheet, strip, or wire onto feedrack and threads end into drive rolls or through machine.
  • Positions metal blanks manually into feed rolls, or feeds blanks into hopper or onto feed conveyor.
  • Starts machine, observes operation, and verifies finished product visually or by using fixed gauges.
  • May tighten bolts or turn knobs or hand wheels to specified points on scale or dial to reset and maintain original setup of machine.
  • May tend one or more work stations of mechanized line of machines operating in tandem.
  • May tend slitting machine to cut body blanks from sheet metal and form seam cans.
  • May be designated by function of machine.
Forming Mill Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 121,160

Estimated population of Forming Mill Operator jobs: 1,066

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Forming Mill Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Team Lead - Machine Shop and Fabrication
Apr 6
Skokie, IL, USA
... and operating various model shop machines and related equipment [e.g. indicating, blocking and ... lathe, mill, drill press, saw, grinder, press brake, pneumatic tools and hand tools] - Previous ...
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