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Lead Bender Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$30,213 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$378

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Lead Bender is $30,213 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Lead Bender is between $24,959 and $35,531. 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

Description:
  • 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 Bender 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 Bender jobs: 194

Rate of error: 4.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$35,025
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

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...

Lead Bender Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Control Panel Wirer and Control Panel Assembler​ 19-00217
Mar 15
Bensenville, IL, USA
ESPO Engineering Corp
Notify Lead Wirer (if applicable), Shop Supervisor, or Project Manager of any missing items or ... Use tube cutter, tube bender, pipe threader and other tools as appropriate. * Conduct pressure test ...
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