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Machine Helper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$31,701 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machine Helper is $31,701 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Machine Helper is between $24,959 and $37,475. 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

  • Assists in machine manufacturing of felt goods by performing any combination of following tasks.
  • Cuts felt from feed rolls and removes rolls of processed material from machine.
  • Marks length of finished felt on tag attached to roll.
  • Lifts and positions rolls of base material and bats into feed holders of machine.
  • Hand sews or glues together roll ends to form continuous feed through machine.
  • Transfers materials by hand truck or dolly from discharge end of one machine to feed end of next.
  • Picks up scraps of material around machine and throws scraps into bins or hoppers.
  • Fills pans on machines with sizing inks.
  • Measures and dumps spray solution ingredients in mixing vats according to specifications.
  • Removes foreign particles from scoured and blended stock.
  • Lifts felt rolls from conveyors, and stacks and bundles finished felt rolls to prepare rolls for shipment or stock.
  • May assist operators to set up machine.
  • May be designated by specific activity performed or according to machine operated.
Machine Helper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Helpers--Production Workers

Job family population: 402,140

Estimated population of Machine Helper jobs: 595

Rate of error: 2.0%

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...

Machine Helper Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Bobst Machine Operator
May 30
Chicago, IL, USA
First Staff Services
Experienced Machine Operator needed ASAP! Chicago, IL, North Side Permanent Hire position $15-$17 ... We will work with you to understand your needs and skills and help you find a position that you ...
Machine Operator
Jun 26
Elgin, IL, USA
Task Management, Inc.
We are seeking a Machine Operator to join our team ... You will help oversee operational activities and ensure excellent quality control. Submit Resume ...
Machine Shop Helper
Jun 14
Bedford Park, IL, USA
Crown Services, Inc. - Chicago - Burbank
An industrial metal fabrication company in the Bedford Park area is looking for Machine Shop Helpers. Our client is one of the Midwest's oldest and largest metal fabrication and welding services.
Machine Operator 3rd Shift
Jun 20
Hodgkins, IL, USA
Alternative Staffing Inc
Job Description Machine Operators needed to work in a Co-packer of dry goods. Familiarity working ... At ASI, we offer jobs for skilled and general labor workers, and insights and advice to help ...
Machine Operator
Jun 20
Libertyville, IL, USA
Randstad USA -Chicago
Operating plastic injection molding machines creating various plastic products * Visual inspections ... Our priority is helping you meet your career objectives. With challenging market conditions ...
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