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Mill Operator Grinding Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,563 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Mill Operator Grinding is $35,563 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Mill Operator Grinding is between $27,207 and $42,438. 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 one or more mills that grind materials, such as rock, ore, ingredients for food, drugs, and chemicals with steel, stone, or ceramic balls or rods.
  • Pushes lever or adds balls to mill as needed or specified.
  • Dumps material or opens flow gate to load mill.
  • Secures cover plate.
  • Starts and runs mill for specified time depending on size of load, grindability of material, and required fineness.
  • Removes cover plate, attaches grid, and starts mill to discharge contents.
  • Regulates inflow of materials and observes outflow to ensure attainment of specified product (when operating continuous ball mills).
  • May tend mill utilizing vacuum or other pressure.
  • May tend steam-jacketed mill that heats materials during processing.
  • May use mill to mix materials for wet or dry grinding.
  • May keep production records.
  • May be designated according to grinding agent.
Mill Operator Grinding Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 31,390

Estimated population of Mill Operator Grinding jobs: 416

Rate of error: 3.0%

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...

Mill Operator Grinding Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Apr 5
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ESPO Engineering Corp
... Turn Mill Operator 3 openings - 2nd shift Horizontal Machine Center Operator 2 openings- 1st shift Horizontal Machine Center Operator 1 opening- 1st shift Lap or Grind Operator Min of 2 years ...
HAAS CNC Programmer/Machine Operator
Mar 15
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Plitek, L.L.C.
Our HAAS CNC Programmer/Operator Machinist /Assembly Technician will primarily be responsible for ... Experience with programing and using Prototrak Vertical Mill, surface grinder, lathe, etc. a must.
Maintenance Mechanic
May 7
Portage, IN, USA
Integrity Trade Services LLC
Ability to drill, tap, grind, etc. * Basic use of lathe and mill * Support Equipment Maintenance ... Support operator training for equipment operations and maintenance * position and/or department.
Setup Man/Die Setter - Transfer Press/Progressive Die
Apr 27
Wood Dale, IL, USA
Twinplex Stamping Co
... Supervisor. · Operating most tool room machinery such as a polishing lathe and perform mill and grinding functions. · Possessing a complete understanding of Statistical Process Control (SPC ...
Team Lead - Machine Shop and Fabrication
Apr 6
Skokie, IL, USA
... and operating various model shop machines and related equipment [e.g. indicating, blocking and ... lathe, mill, drill press, saw, grinder, press brake, pneumatic tools and hand tools] - Previous ...
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