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Machine Line Molder Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$42,736 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machine Line Molder is $42,736 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Machine Line Molder is between $32,129 and $51,519. 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

  • Operates molding machine to form sand molds used in production of metal castings: assembles flask, pattern, and follow board on molding table of machine.
  • Sifts sand over pattern, using riddle, and fills flask with sand by opening hopper or using shovel.
  • Packs sand around pattern contours, using ramming tool or pneumatic hammer.
  • Starts machine that compacts sand in flask to form mold.
  • Cuts pouring spout and vents in mold, using sprue cutter and wire.
  • Lifts cope half of flask off drag half and removes pattern.
  • Cleans cavity of mold, using airhose.
  • Positions cores in drag, and assembles cope and drag.
  • May set cores in mold cavity.
  • May install pattern on bed of machine, and adjust pressure of ram.
  • May be designated by machine operated as machine molder, roll-over; machine molder, squeeze; or product molded as molder, fitting.
Machine Line Molder Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 154,860

Estimated population of Machine Line Molder jobs: 1,855

Rate of error: 1.8%

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...

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