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Packaging Machine Tender Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$32,167 (USD)

Average Salary

$15/hr

Average Hourly

$402

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Packaging Machine Tender is $32,167 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Packaging Machine Tender is between $24,959 and $38,091. 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

Description:
  • Tends machine that performs one or more packaging functions, such as filling, marking, labeling, banding, tying, packing, or wrapping containers: starts machine and observes operation to detect malfunctions of machine.
  • Stops machine and reports malfunction to supervisor.
  • Makes minor adjustments or repairs, such as opening valves, changing forming and cutting dies, setting guides, or clearing away damaged product containers.
  • Inspects filled container to ensure that product is packaged according to specifications.
  • May feed product to conveyors, hoppers, or other feeding devices and unload packaged product.
  • May replenish packaging supplies, such as wrapping paper, plastic sheet, boxes, cartons, glue, ink, or labels.
  • May mount supplies on spindles or place supplies in hopper or other feeding devices.
  • May position and hold container in machine and depress pedal, press button, or move lever to clean, glue, label, sew, or staple container.
  • May cut stencils and stencil information on container, such as lot number or shipping destination.
  • May tally number of units of product packaged or record information, such as size, weight, and type of products packaged.
  • May be designated according to specific function or functions performed by machine tended as bottle washer, machine ii; capping-machine operator; container-maker-filler-packer operator; filling-machine operator; labeler, machine; wrapping-machine operator.
  • May be designated: aerosol-line operator; bag printer; blis.
Packaging Machine Tender Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 392,910

Estimated population of Packaging Machine Tender jobs: 9,457

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$37,290
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

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...

Packaging Machine Tender Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

General Labor
May 14
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Superior Staffing
General Labor • Picking, Packing and Labeling of various products. (Both Food or Industrial OK) • Assembly- Metal or plastics • Machine Operators/Tenders - Packaging Machines, Punch Press ...
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