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Lead Assembler Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$30,214 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Lead Assembler is $30,214 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Lead Assembler is between $24,959 and $35,533. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Lead Assembler. 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

  • Tends variety of machines that form and assemble electrical wire leads, performing any combination of following tasks: reads work order to determine information, such as type and sequence of assembly and color-coded wire to use.
  • Places coil in vise or clamping device of machine and depresses pedal or turns lever to close clamps which shape coil lead.
  • Feeds wire into foot shear to cut wire leads to specified lengths.
  • Scrapes ends of lead wires to remove insulation, using knife and scraper, or adjusts stop guides and feeds wire into pedal-operated wire stripping machine which strips insulation from wires.
  • Dips stripped leads into tinning pot and inserts into wire brush machine to smooth surfaces.
  • Strings specified number of plastic beads or slides cotton sleeving over end of wire to insulate field coil lead.
  • Inserts end of lead wire into bullet press and depresses pedal to automatically position lugs on end of wire and to activate upper die which crimps lugs around end of lead.
  • Wraps cut lengths of insulated wire together, using waxed cord to form cables.
  • Positions lugs on wire leads by hand, prior to inserting assembly in press or crimping machine.
  • May be designated according to task performed as bead stringer; lead tinner; lugger; sleever; wire cutter; wire stripper.
Lead Assembler Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Job family population: 22,470

Estimated population of Lead Assembler jobs: 194

Rate of error: 4.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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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...

Lead Assembler Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

May 14
Franklin Park, IL, USA
Randstad USA -Chicago
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Lombard, IL, USA
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May 26
Itasca, IL, USA
We are seeking an Assemblers for 3rd shift must be able to train on 1st shift. Must pass a background and drug test. Need Steel Toe Shoes. Responsibilities: * Work with a team to assemble entire ...
Assembler (1st & 2nd Shift)
May 21
Vernon Hills, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
Our client is in need of a 1st & 2nd Shift Assemblers available to start ASAP. Please reach out to our Northshore/Libertyville Branch Office (IL02@chaseprofessionals.com) for additional information ...
May 18
Montgomery, IL, USA
Now Hiring 1st Shift Entry Level General Labor / Assembler in Montgomery, IL Paying 12.00 an hour Hours: 6:00am - 2:30pm ( overtime available based on production needs) One of our manufacturing ...
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