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Grinding Mill Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$50,974 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Grinding Mill Operator is $50,974 a year and $25 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Grinding Mill Operator is between $37,751 and $61,969. 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 panelboard to control machinery and equipment, such as conveyor belts, vibrating feeders, rod and ball mills, centrifugal separators, distributors, magnetic separators, and pumps to grind ore and scrap metal and to separate iron particles from gangue.
  • Prepares and changes automatic controls on panel to regulate feed flow of conveyors, flow of lubricant to rod and ball mill bearings, and flow of water to mills and separators.
  • Starts grinding and separating machinery and equipment.
  • Observes lights, dials, and gauges, and turns levers or pushes buttons on panel to adjust operating conditions, such as temperature of mill bearings, amount of electric current flowing through mill drive motors, and rate of ore and scrap metal flowing from feeder conveyors.
Grinding Mill Operator 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 Grinding Mill Operator jobs: 2,281

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...

Grinding Mill Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Paint Operator
May 24
McHenry County, IL, USA
Express Employment Professionals
... grinder to remove excess burrs, operator and interpret mill gauge readings to make necessary adjustments and maintain 2-4 mills of paint at all times. The sky is the limit with US! This is a fun and ...
HAAS CNC Programmer/Machine Operator
Mar 15
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Plitek, L.L.C.
Our HAAS CNC Programmer/Operator Machinist /Assembly Technician will primarily be responsible for ... Experience with programing and using Prototrak Vertical Mill, surface grinder, lathe, etc. a must.
Maintenance Mechanic
May 7
Portage, IN, USA
Integrity Trade Services LLC
Ability to drill, tap, grind, etc. * Basic use of lathe and mill * Support Equipment Maintenance ... Support operator training for equipment operations and maintenance * position and/or department.
Setup Man/Die Setter - Transfer Press/Progressive Die
Apr 27
Wood Dale, IL, USA
Twinplex Stamping Co
... Supervisor. · Operating most tool room machinery such as a polishing lathe and perform mill and grinding functions. · Possessing a complete understanding of Statistical Process Control (SPC ...
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