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Inspector Materials & Processes Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,770 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Inspector Materials & Processes is $37,770 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Inspector Materials & Processes is between $28,780 and $45,187. 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

  • Inspects and tests small arms ammunition to verify conformance with variety of qualitative specifications: collects quantity of cartridges or shotgun shells as they emerge from loading and assembling machines.
  • Tests crimping of case around bullet, using bench device that registers force required to withdraw bullet from case.
  • Cuts open shotgun shells to verify correct placement of wads, shot, and powder.
  • Weighs powder from several individual shells on balance scale and computes average weight.
  • Weighs shot pellet load from individual shell on shadowgraph scale and counts number of pellets in load, using pellet-counting device, and computes number of pellets per ounce; estimates average pellet size, using graduated device.
  • Reports patterns in ammunition defects that indicate loading or assembly machine malfunctions or maladjustments to machine adjuster or supervisor.
  • Records test results in tabular, graphic, or narrative form for quality control purposes.
Inspector Materials & Processes Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Inspector Materials & Processes jobs: 269

Rate of error: 0.7%

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...

Inspector Materials & Processes Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Quality Inspector - 1st shift
May 23
Carol Stream, IL, USA
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Batavia, IL, USA
Eagle Flexible Packaging
Independently perform in-process inspection, measurement and testing of finished product and raw material at all printing, laminating and converting stations. * Assist in the performance of internal ...
May 16
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Babbitting Services
The inspector will approve or reject material by performing detailed dimensional inspections on finished, in process, and incoming parts according to our defined criteria. Inspector will document ...
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