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Ordnance Pellet Press Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$33,284 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

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The average pay for an Ordnance Pellet Press Operator is $33,284 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Ordnance Pellet Press Operator is between $25,633 and $39,516. 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 press that forms pellets of explosives from mixed powder for use in charging or producing detonators for grenades, bombs, shells, and other ammunition: rubs graphite on table plate and bottom of feed chute of machine.
  • Aligns dies and punches of machine, and adjusts cogwheels to which punches are attached to regulate punches to produce size pellets specified.
  • Fills machine hopper with powder and moves flywheel to make sample pellet.
  • Weighs pellet on balance scale and determines its size with micrometers.
  • Makes necessary adjustments to machine to produce pellets according to specifications.
  • Operates press by remote control due to fire and explosion hazards.
Ordnance Pellet Press Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 76,120

Estimated population of Ordnance Pellet Press Operator jobs: 606

Rate of error: 2.7%

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...

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