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Plastics Engineer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$92,235 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Plastics Engineer is $92,235 a year and $44 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Plastics Engineer is between $64,932 and $114,383. 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

  • Maintains and improves plastics manufacturing processes in terms of quality, safety, cost, delivery and communication.
  • Develops and implements new processes, or improvements or changes to existing processes, based on sound manufacturing or industry practices; and develops, documents, and maintains process documentation.
  • Mentors Process Technicians, and provides support for optimization of manufacturing processes and continuous improvement initiatives.
Plastics Engineer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Industrial Engineers

Job family population: 265,520

Estimated population of Plastics Engineer jobs: 11,510

Rate of error: 1.1%

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...

Plastics Engineer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Senior Automation Engineer - PCS 7
Apr 26
Downers Grove, IL, USA
Senior Automation Engineer - PCS 7 If you are an Automation Engineer with Siemens PCS7 experience ... oil & gas, plastics Preferred: - Experience with other control systems such as Rockwell ...
Product Design Engineer
Apr 25
Chicago, IL, USA
Reliance Recruiting, LLC
PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEER Metro Chicago SUMMARY : This is a key position with this area manufacturer ... DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ● Design and develop new blow molded and injection molded plastic ...
Product Engineer
Apr 18
Woodridge, IL, USA
We are seeking a Product Engineer for our Corporate Headquarters. The expected hours for this ... Basic knowledge of metals, alloys, aluminum extrusion and plastic composition related to injection ...
Quality Engineer
Feb 26
Northbrook, IL, USA
M. Holland Company
To us, plastics is personal, and we're committed to transforming the plastics experience for our customers and suppliers.
Sr Product Development Engineer
Mar 26
Bedford Park, IL, USA
Pactiv Foodservice/Food Packaging
Sr Product Development Engineer Lead the design and development of new food packaging products in ... Pactiv currently produces custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated ...
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