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Machinist Brake Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$40,846 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machinist Brake is $40,846 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Machinist Brake is between $30,833 and $49,158. 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

  • Sets up and operates brakedrum lathe to resurface automotive brakedrums, and operates grinding machine to grind brakeshoe linings: clamps hub and drum on lathe spindle and adjusts cutting tool to machine drum surface.
  • Starts spindle and feeds tool into drum by hand, or adjusts automatic feed mechanism.
  • Measures drum to verify specified dimensions, using calipers, drum gauge, or micrometer.
  • Clamps brakeshoe on grinder and grinds lining to specified arc as determined by new diameter of drum.
  • May replace defective brake cylinders and fill master brake cylinder with brake fluid.
  • May mount wheel on axle and adjust drumshoe clearance.
Machinist Brake Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 29,620

Estimated population of Machinist Brake jobs: 1,227

Rate of error: 3.6%

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 2,705,994 (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...

Machinist Brake Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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May 20
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This position will set up and operate machines listed in Press Brake / Roll category. Must have ability to maintain production rates, and read manufacturing prints. Summary of Responsibilities
CNC Press Brake Operator
May 24
Monee, IL, USA
Press Brake Operator
Apr 12
Addison, IL, USA
Recruiting Resource Group
Press brakes, or brake presses, are "computer numeric controlled" (CNC) machine tools designed to make punches, bends, and cuts into sheet or plate material, particularly sheet metal. Press brake ...
CNC Press Brake Operator
Apr 18
Wood Dale, IL, USA
Superior Staffing
Job Summary Responsible for operating Trumpf TruBend 3100 Brake Press machine. Fits and fabricates steel sheet metal, completes layout, and inspects finished product. Primary responsibilities
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