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Grinder Setup Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$52,796 (USD)

Average Salary

$25/hr

Average Hourly

$924

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Grinder Setup Operator is $52,796 a year and $25 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Grinder Setup Operator is between $38,886 and $64,399. 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 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 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 jobs: 3,062

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$61,205
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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Grinder Setup Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

CNC Grinder Setup / Operator - $25 / hr
Jun 11
Elgin, IL, USA
FactoryFix, Inc.
In this position, you will be responsible for set up, operation and maintenance of CNC-controlled 5-axis grinding centers as well as the quality of the manufactured cutting tools using the latest ...
Screw machine Setup / Screw Machine Operator 19-00129
Jun 18
Carpentersville, IL, USA
ESPO Engineering Corp
Screw machine Setup / Screw Machine Operator (1st shift) Location: Carpentersville, IL Pay Rate ... grind and sharpen drills, cutters, cut off tools, select speeds and feeds for standard jobs ...
Machine Operator/Contract to Hire
Jun 7
Elgin, 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 ...
CNC Operators
May 10
Wood Dale, 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 ...
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