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Fulling Mill Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$36,918 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Fulling Mill Operator is $36,918 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Fulling Mill Operator is between $28,168 and $44,130. 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 fulling mill to shrink and interlock fibers of woolen cloth by application of moisture, heat, and pressure.
  • Threads cloth through tension guides or rollers which control shrinkage in width between pressure rollers, and through trap (crimp box) which controls shrinkage in length.
  • Sews ends of cloth together to form endless rope, using portable sewing machine.
  • Turns hand wheel to regulate pressure on tension guides and sets air pressure gauge on rollers and trap, following specifications for style of cloth.
  • Turns valves to admit water and soap solution to tub through which cloth passes.
  • Measures distance between markings on cloth to determine when specified shrinkage has been attained.
  • Ravels seam connecting ends of cloth and guides cloth over reel into hand truck.
Fulling Mill Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Fulling Mill Operator jobs: 10

Rate of error: 4.0%

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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