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Paper Wrapping Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,543 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Paper Wrapping Machine Operator is $37,543 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Paper Wrapping Machine Operator is between $28,607 and $44,915. 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 machine to wind insulating material, such as tape, yarn, and cloth around electric wire and cable: loads reel of wire onto machine spindle and threads wire between metal and felt cleaning strips, through tank of liquid adhesive, and through taping mechanism.
  • Fastens wire to takeup reel.
  • Winds end of insulating material around wire and starts machine.
  • Observes automatic wrapping of material around wire to detect broken or loose wrapping or uneven winding of wire on reel.
  • Stops machine to repair breaks, adjust guides, and replenish supply of insulating material and liquid adhesive.
  • Forms continuous wire by clamping ends of wire to be joined in electrodes of electric brazing torch, turning on current, and holding filler rod to heated wire ends.
  • Measures wire with micrometer to determine that insulation meets specifications.
  • Wraps paper around full wire reels, attaches identification tag, and lifts reel from machine.
  • May operate machine, equipped with winding device, to wrap protective metal strip over insulation.
  • May thread insulated wire through melted paraffin and polishing wipers to make insulation waterproof.
  • May be designated according to insulating material applied as paper-wrapping-machine operator; varnish-cambric-covering-machine operator; or type of machine operated as double-lay-winder-and-paraffin-unit operator; tandem-taping-and-paper-wrapping-machine operator.
Paper Wrapping Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Paper Wrapping Machine Operator jobs: 10

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Paper Wrapping Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Warehouse/Forklift/Machine Operators/Production Jobs
May 7
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Express Employment Professionals / Elk Grove Village
They offer a comprehensive selection of surface, personal and job site protection products. * 1st shift machine operators * 1st shift paper production helpers/packers * 1st shift light packaging ...
Extrusion Machine Operator - 12 hour Shifts
May 16
Carol Stream, IL, USA
Phoenix Staffing & Management Systems, Inc.
The extrusion operator position will be setting up and running an extrusion machine. This is a ... wrap all finished product from machine > Properly fill out paperwork for extrusion production ...
Industrial Sewing Machine Operator/Sewing Helper
Feb 21
Itasca, IL, USA
ABS Graphics
... and wrap banner to specification and instruction • Ensure quality and specification of sewn ... Machine Operator • The ability to read, comprehend and interpret job specifications and work ...
Lamination / Machine Operators - Night Shift
Apr 8
Cary, IL, USA
The Lamination Machine Operator position at Technipaq is a key player in our mission to send our ... paper laminates. Technipaq is a family owned and operated company serving the Diagnostic ...
Machine Operator 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Available!!
Mar 1
Sauk Village, IL, USA
Pratt Industries
Maximize the utilization of equipment by operating the machinery at available capacity and speed. ... The company operates four of the most modern, cost effective paper mills in the country, as well as ...
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