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Machinist Automotive Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$50,240 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machinist Automotive is $50,240 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Machinist Automotive is between $37,157 and $61,128. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Machinist Automotive. 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

  • Repairs automotive engine parts or auxiliary units, such as transmission, differential, springs, or brakes, by setting up and operating variety of general or specialized metalworking machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, and machine procedures.
  • Operates lathe to machine water-pump castings, piston heads, valves, and other automotive parts.
  • Clamps piston in carriage of piston-grinding-and-turning machine to grind piston heads to fit cylinders.
  • Adjusts grinding wheel to make cut of specified depth.
  • Clamps valves in position on grinding wheel to grind seating surfaces of valves, moving levers to achieve required depth of cut.
  • Operates boring machine to machine internal surfaces of cylinders in engine block.
  • Cleans parts, before and after machining, in agitator-type cleaning tank to remove grease, rust stains, and foreign matters.
  • Operates lathe, boring, or honing machine to refinish internal surfaces of bearings and connecting rods.
  • Verifies dimensions, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, and height gauges to ensure adherence to tolerance specifications.
  • May grind metal surfaces of engine block or other parts, using portable or bench grinders.
  • May spray worn or gouges parts with molten aluminum, zinc, or other metal to build up parts.
  • May examine parts for fractures, using magnaflux test equipment.
  • May repair cracks in engine head and other vehicle parts with arc or gas welding equipment.
  • May operate drum lathe to resurface brake drums.
  • May repair and resurface leaf.
Machinist Automotive Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Machinists

Job family population: 378,320

Estimated population of Machinist Automotive jobs: 12,095

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Machinist Automotive Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

May 16
Calumet City, IL, USA
A leading Manufacturer of automotive components near Calumet City , is seeking a MANUFACTURING ENGINEER experienced in MACHINING / CNC Cell improvement and Lean Manufacturing techniques improving ...
Accounting, Human Resources and Administration Head (Italian required)
May 13
Chicago, IL, USA
Italian Trade Agency
ITA Chicago office specializes in machinery, automotive, major food retailers, private label sector, and publishing, among other sectors. More information on the Italian Trade Agency activities in ...
Quality Engineer Automotive
May 13
Addison, IL, USA
Manufacturing Company
... machining. We manufacture precision metal work for a wide variety of industries, including ... Automotive, Aerospace, Telecommunications, and Electronics.
Machinist Set-Up Operator, Night Shift
Apr 20
Hanover Park, IL, USA
We are seeking a seasoned Machinist familiar with high production requirements. Knowledge of ... automotive and OEM companies in the world. We are located in Hanover Park, Illinois, a suburb 30 ...
Apr 23
Gurnee, IL, USA
Edmik Inc
1st shift, Experienced Tool Room Machinist/ Tool & Die Maker. Must be able to read and work off of ... We specialize in Engineering/ Manufacturing for Medical, Food Packaging, Automotive, and Audio ...
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