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Gate Shear Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,559 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$541

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Gate Shear Operator is $37,559 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Gate Shear Operator is between $28,543 and $44,973. 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

Description:
  • Operates and prepares power shear to cut metal objects, such as plates, sheets, slabs, billets, or bars to specified dimensions and angle.
  • Turns hand wheels to adjust rake (angle) and pressure of blade.
  • Positions and clamps stops and side guides to set length and angle of cut, using rule, built-in gauges, or template.
  • Lifts work piece manually or by hoist or crane to machine bed or roller table and positions it against side guide and end stops.
  • Starts machine which clamps work piece and lowers blade to cut metal.
  • Lays out cutting lines on metal, using rule, square, or template when shearing single pieces.
  • May tilt bed, blade, or install fixtures to shear, bevel, or trim fabricated items.
  • May set up and operate shear on production line in which shear is fed by conveyor, such as automobile frame line or rolling mill.
  • May operate portable shear to cut sheet metal.
  • May inspect work, using tape, compass, gauge, template, or micrometer to verify dimensions.
  • May be designated by type of shear or by application of shear.
  • May operate shear that automatically shears to uniform length metal sheets, plates, or structural shapes fed into machine by continuous coil or conveyor.
Gate Shear Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 188,520

Estimated population of Gate Shear Operator jobs: 14,143

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,542
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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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...

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