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Grinder Setup Operator Thread Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$52,721 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Grinder Setup Operator Thread is $52,721 a year and $25 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Grinder Setup Operator Thread is between $38,831 and $64,308. 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 and prepares grinding machines to grind threads on metal objects, such as screws, bolts, and micrometer spindles, and to grind internal and external surfaces of metal work pieces to specifications, following tooling instructions, standard charts, blueprints, and job orders, applying knowledge of grinding procedures.
  • Reads blueprint and job order for product specifications, such as dimensions, tolerances, and number of parts to be ground, and tooling instructions, such as grinding speeds, feed rates, holding fixtures, and grinding wheel to be used.
  • Mounts wheel on spindle, using wrenches.
  • Dresses wheel to specifications, using dressing device.
  • Sets machine controls to specified grinding speeds, feed rates, and angle of wheel.
  • Positions and tightens cams and stops to control depth of cut and length of stroke.
  • Lifts and positions work piece, manually or using hoist, and secures work piece on faceplate or magnetic chuck, in fixture or chuck, or directly to machine table.
  • Starts machine and activates controls to feed wheel against work piece or vice versa, or engages automatic feeding device.
  • Verifies dimensions of finished work piece for conformance to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, preset gauges, load test equipment, thread measuring wires, and thread gauges.
  • Changes worn grinding wheel, using wrenches.
  • May place work piece in hopper or fixture of automatic feeding device.
  • May grind nonmetallic materials.
  • May be required to have experience with custom or production work or with specific type of machine, material, or product.
Grinder Setup Operator Thread Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 74,600

Estimated population of Grinder Setup Operator Thread jobs: 3,062

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Grinder Setup Operator Thread Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Mar 2
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
... Setup/Operators to join its growing team! Ideal candidates will have previous CNC programming ... CNC Grind, turning ( SWISS ), milling, lathes, able to translate and convert methods data to ...
Entry Level Machine Operator
May 20
Roselle, IL, USA
We are currently seeking a Machine Operator to join our Roselle team! We offer FANTASTIC benefits ... You will perform setup and operate a variety of equipment to cold head , point and thread-roll ...
Setup Man/Die Setter - Transfer Press/Progressive Die
Apr 27
Wood Dale, IL, USA
Twinplex Stamping Co
We are Seeking High Energy, Dependable, First Shift Setup Man for working on our Transfer Punch ... Operating most tool room machinery such as a polishing lathe and perform mill and grinding ...
CNC Machine Operator/Contract to Hire
May 16
Schaumburg, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
Setup and operate machines in prototype shop. Must also be able to run surface grinders and other ... and operating machine tools. * Perform milling, drilling, turning, grinding, material removal ...
Machine Operator-Extrusion
Apr 9
Manteno, IL, USA
Operation of all downstream equipment, including edge trim grinders, pull roll stand, silicon ... threading up of the entire orienteer line from the die to the slitter, including the MDO and TDO.
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