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Loading Unit Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$32,330 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Loading Unit Operator is $32,330 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Loading Unit Operator is between $24,996 and $38,284. 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 machines that load small arms cartridge cases with powder and bullets and crimps cases, working as member of team: places powder dispensing plate in machine fixture and pushes lever that moves plate under machine hopper to fill holes in plate with powder and return it automatically.
  • Clamps plate of cartridge cases over powder plate and turns over assembly to dump powder into cases.
  • Taps dispensing plate with mallet to dislodge powder residue and removes plate.
  • Measures powder-filled cases, using special gauge, to verify cases are filled.
  • Positions plate of bullets over plate of cartridge cases and pulls bottom slide in bullet plate to drop bullets into cases.
  • Positions cartridge plate on press and pushes lever to lower punches that seat bullets to specified depth in cartridge cases.
  • Places plate of cartridges on press bed and pushes lever to lower crimping block that crimps cartridge cases around bullets.
  • Removes plate from press and examines cartridges for defects, such as dented points, scratches, and loose bullets.
  • Measures samples with fixed gauges to verify conformance to specifications.
  • May be designated according to machine unit tended as loading-unit operator, crimping; loading-unit operator, powder charging; loading-unit operator, seating.
Loading Unit Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 392,910

Estimated population of Loading Unit Operator jobs: 9,391

Rate of error: 1.4%

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 2,716,450 (2017), 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...

Loading Unit Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Material Handler III - Full-time w/ benefits
May 14
Minooka, IL, USA
APL Logistics
Loading & Unloading * Load picked orders or (pull & load) according to policies and procedures ... Operating & Maintenance - Equipment and Grounds * Assign / verify trailers to appropriate dock and ...
May 8
Franklin Park, IL, USA
Xpress Global Systems
... loading door. Follow bar code scanner operating procedures and policies. * Verify shipping information from the scan unit to ensure freight is labeled to go to the correct destination. * Attach bar ...
Shipping and Receiving
May 13
Chicago, IL, USA
M S International
... unit. · Pick orders for shipment and assemble various types of merchandise to be shipped. · ... loading products. · Operate equipment such as forklift, overhead crane, pallet jacks and more ...
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