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Horizontal Boring Drilling & Milling Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,821 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Horizontal Boring Drilling & Milling Machine Operator is $37,821 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Horizontal Boring Drilling & Milling Machine Operator is between $28,741 and $45,324. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Horizontal Boring Drilling & Milling Machine Operator. 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 horizontal boring, drilling, and milling machine to perform machining operations, such as milling, drilling, boring, and reaming metal work pieces, such as machine, tool, or die parts, analyzing specifications and deciding on tooling according to knowledge of shop mathematics, metal properties, and machining procedures.
  • Examines machining instructions, such as job order, blueprint, process sheet, or layout on work piece to determine machining required, sequence of operation, tooling, feed, and speed rate, applying knowledge of materials and machining.
  • Lifts work piece either manually or with crane or hoist onto machine table or directs monorail crane operator to put work piece on machine table.
  • Positions and secures work piece to table or angle plate, using clamps, shims, and parallel blocks and verifies position with such instruments as dial indicators, gauge blocks, and height gauges.
  • Selects and mounts tool in spindle.
  • Moves controls to set feeds, speeds, and depth of cut, and to position tool and work piece in relation to each other, verifying position visually, with instruments, such as thickness gauges, and by reading dials.
  • Starts machine and observes operation, making one or more trial passes with manual control before engaging feed.
  • Verifies dimensions of machined work piece with such measuring instruments as micrometers, telescoping gauges, vernier calipers, and dial indicators.
  • Works to tolerance of plus or minus 0.001 inch.
  • May use precision positioning devices, such as dial indicators mounted on machine troughs with standard le.
Horizontal Boring Drilling & Milling Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 11,030

Estimated population of Horizontal Boring Drilling & Milling Machine Operator jobs: 1,500

Rate of error: 4.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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...

Horizontal Boring Drilling & Milling Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Machine Operator / Fabricator
May 21
Elmhurst, IL, USA
Crown Services, Inc. - Chicago - West
Machine Operator / Fabricator Responsibilities: * Take measurements with ruler * Read blueprints ... Use grinder, brake and drill presses * Spot Welding Work hours are 1st shift, 6am - 230pm Monday ...
CNC Machine Operator - $25 / hr
May 20
Carol Stream, IL, USA
A manufacturer in Carol Steam, IL is looking for a CNC Machine Operator for a full-time opportunity. ... Their machines are Okuma Lathes and have one milling machine - HAAS. This candidate must be capable ...
CNC Machine Operator/Contract to Hire
May 16
Schaumburg, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
Knowledge of standard functions of horizontal/vertical mills and horizontal/vertical lathes ... Perform milling, drilling, turning, grinding, material removal operation, CNC or manual machinery.
Machine Operator
May 14
Carol Stream, IL, USA
Just In Time Staffing LLC
... Machine Operators on 1st and 2nd shift. This is a long-term position that offers growth and ... Cut, mill, drill and assemble aluminum units. * Operate saw using overhead crane & vertical band ...
CNC Machinist Operator
May 17
Elmhurst, IL, USA
Recruiting Resource Group
Performs a variety of milling, drilling, boring, or related operations to close and interrelated ... Attaches fixture to machine bed and positions and secures work piece in fixture according to setup ...
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