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Marking Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,709 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Marking Machine Operator is $46,709 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Marking Machine Operator is between $34,830 and $56,594. 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 machine that prints identifying information, such as brand names, size, and style onto such products as hosiery, knitted garments, or towels: reads work order to determine color of ink to use and information to print.
  • Pushes lever to move specified stamp keys into position, attaches rubber typing plate to type holder and inserts type holder into slots of printing head, or inserts slugs in chase of printing plate and turns setscrew to lock printing plate in machine.
  • Spreads ink paste on ink roller of machine or clamps tube of ink in automatic ink dispenser.
  • Places article on bed of machine under printing head.
  • Depresses pedal or flips switch to start machine that transfers printed information from inked plate onto article.
  • Stacks printed article onto worktable.
  • Cleans machine, type slugs, type plate and holder, ink plate and rollers, using cleaning solution, cloth, brush, and airhose.
  • May erase misprints, using tissue paper and ink eradicator.
Marking Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Printing Press Operators

Job family population: 171,130

Estimated population of Marking Machine Operator jobs: 1,236

Rate of error: 1.2%

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 2,716,450 (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...

Marking Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Machine Operator
Apr 17
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Axcess Staffing Services
Come work as a Machine Operator on the Axcess Staffing team! Axcess Staffing has an immediate ... checks, bench marking, quality control, invoicing, and management support. Vendor management ...
CNC Machine Operator
Mar 1
Lake Zurich, IL, USA
GereMarie Corporation
Produces machined parts by operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine; maintaining ... marking, assembly and full metrology lab with industry-leading CMM with scanning technology.
CNC Operator - 1st and 2nd Shift
Apr 2
Elmhurst, IL, USA
AJ Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Manual machining experience * Operates machines running complex and high tolerance components ... polishers, marking equipment, and a 6-Station Cold-former. We are one of only a handful of ...
Tool Grinder / Deburr / Gear Polisher
Apr 2
Downers Grove, IL, USA
Leading Machining Manufacturer
Operator will perform a variety of operations: Remove burrs and sharp edges using air grinder ... Set stamping machine with metal impression stamp called for by process, or hand stand using sketch ...
Brushing Operator/General Labor
Mar 22
Lake Zurich, IL, USA
GereMarie Corporation
... machining centers, complemented by swiss turning, laser cutting, laser marking, assembly and full metrology lab with industry-leading CMM with scanning technology. Finishing processes include ...
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