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Freezer Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,071 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Freezer Operator is $37,071 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Freezer Operator is between $28,210 and $44,351. 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 one or more continuous freezers and other equipment to freeze ice cream mix into semisolid consistency.
  • Weighs or measures powder and liquid ingredients, such as color, flavoring, or fruit puree, using graduate, and dumps ingredients into flavor vat.
  • Starts agitator to blend contents.
  • Starts pumps and turns valves to force mix into freezer barrels, admit refrigerant into freezer coils, and inject air into mix.
  • Starts beater, scraper, and expeller blades to mix contents with air and prevent adherence of mixture to barrel walls.
  • Observes ammeter and pressure gauge and adjusts controls to obtain specified freezing temperature, air pressure, and machine speed.
  • Fills hopper of fruit feeder with candy bits, fruit, and nuts, using scoop, or pours syrups into holder of rippling pump.
  • Sets controls according to freezer speed to feed or ripple ingredients evenly into ice cream expelled from freezer.
  • Opens valve to transfer contents to filling machine that pumps ice cream into cartons, cups, and cones, or molds for pies, rolls, and tarts.
  • Places novelty dies in filler head that separates flavors and forms center designs or rosettes in packaged product.
  • Weighs package and adjusts freezer air valve or switch on filler head to obtain specified amount of product in each container.
  • Assembles pipes, fittings, and equipment for operation, using wrench.
  • Sprays equipment with sterilizing solution.
Freezer Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 8,630

Estimated population of Freezer Operator jobs: 389

Rate of error: 4.4%

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 2,705,994 (2018), 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...

Freezer Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Reach Truck Forklift Operator
May 20
Joliet, IL, USA
Malone Workforce Solutions
Work in a freezer/ cooler for entire shift * Use RF scanners Reach Truck Forklift Operator Requirements: * Must be willing to submit to a drug test and background check * 1 year of related work ...
Forklift Operator
May 24
Schaumburg, IL, USA
Staffinders, Inc. Chicago
We are hiring experienced forklift operators / material handlers ! We have multiple evaluation to ... This company manufactures food products that are stored in a -20 degree cold storage freezer until ...
Forklift Operator
Apr 9
Joliet, IL, USA
Integrity Trade Services LLC
Must be able to work in freezer. Temp to hire. 2nd and 3rd shifts available. Company Description Integrity Trade Services, Inc.'s core philosophy is "Staffing you can trust". The nucleus of this ...
Stand-up Forklift EPJ - Order Picker - Night Shift - Incentive Pay (HP#319419)
Apr 27
Bartlett, IL, USA
Barton Staffing Solutions
Work in a freezer/refrigerated environment 80% of the time (38 degrees) * Prior experience as warehouse worker * Experience operating material handling equipment (1 year minimum) is required
Material Handler 2nd Shift
May 17
Schaumburg, IL, USA
Staffinders, Inc. Chicago
We are hiring experienced forklift operators / material handlers ! We have multiple evaluation to ... This company manufactures food products that are stored in a -20 degree cold storage freezer until ...
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