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Grinder Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,253 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Grinder is $34,253 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Grinder is between $26,309 and $40,735. On average, a Less Than HS Degree is the highest level of education for a Grinder. 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

  • Grinds particles of solid plastics materials to specified size using machine.
  • Starts machine and dumps or shovels plastics into hopper.
  • Observes equipment to detect stoppages.
  • May clean equipment with air hose, scrapers, or brushes.
  • May tend machine that grinds scrap material for reuse and be designated regrinder operator.
Grinder Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 31,390

Estimated population of Grinder jobs: 484

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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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...

Grinder Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Grinder Operator
May 23
Chicago, IL, USA
Quality Staffing
Job Requirements for Grinder: * Prior experience in with grinding a plus, but not required * Comfortable getting dirty * Ability to do heavy lifting * General labor around the shop * Assisting ...
Tool Grinder / Deburr / Gear Polisher
Apr 2
Downers Grove, IL, USA
Leading Machining Manufacturer
Remove burrs and sharp edges using air grinder; Polish webs and back angle, etc.; Clean up flat surfaces using belt sanders, files, and scrapers; Use care to prevent damage; Set stamping machine with ...
Sinker EDM (Elox Machines) Surface grinder set up and operate
May 30
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Ideal Carbide Die company
D grinding, rotary grinding (Heald) and O.D. grinding (Tschudin, Toyoda) Individual must have strong math skills and able to do set ups using tooling and fixtures. Must be able to read prints and ...
Precision Grinder - Metal Tooling Manufacturing PRE-RETIRE TO FLORIDA!
Apr 9
Lisle, IL, USA
Interplex Sunbelt
Select and mount grinding wheels on machines, according to specifications, using hand tools and applying knowledge of abrasives and grinding procedures. * Set up and operate grinding or polishing ...
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 ...
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