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Plate Setter Flexographic Press Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$50,723 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$786

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Plate Setter Flexographic Press is $50,723 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Plate Setter Flexographic Press is between $37,514 and $61,715. 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:
  • Prepares cylinders for installation in flexographic printing press according to specifications and diagrams: measures and cuts brass plate of specified dimensions, using rule and blade-shearer, and bends plate to fit curvature of cylinder, using plate curver.
  • Lifts and places printing cylinder of specified size on proof machine holding-rack.
  • Measures and draws centering lines on cylinder to be used as guides for alignment of plate and dies.
  • Slides formed plate on cylinder, positions plate according to centering lines, and clamps plate in place with tension bands.
  • Trims and bevels rough edges of rubber dies, using knife.
  • Positions dies on cylinder plate, following guide markings and diagrams, and fastens dies to plate with adhesive paper.
  • Applies ink to dies with roller, and operates proof machine to make trial impression on proof paper.
  • Examines proof to detect typographical or compositional errors and to verify quality and registration of print.
  • Measures thickness of mount with micrometer to verify tolerance.
  • Rejects defective dies and remounts or repositions dies to correct errors in original setup until trial impression meets quality standards.
Plate Setter Flexographic Press Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Plate Setter Flexographic Press jobs: 917

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$58,802
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

Plate Setter Flexographic Press Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Flexo Press Operator
May 9
Huntley, IL, USA
Flexo Finders
... ready and plate mounting, and able to operate, including running and wash ups, flexographic ... Knowledge of basic press adjustments, such as adjust speed, tension and alignment; Clean plates ...
Flexo Printing Press Operator/ Helpers
Apr 29
Huntley, IL, USA
Flexo Finders
FLEXO PRESS OPERATOR Able to perform set ups, including make ready and plate mounting, and able to operate, including running and wash ups, flexographic printing presses to stringent quality graphic ...
Print Press Operator
Mar 19
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Eagle Flexible Packaging
Eagle Flexible Packaging Now hiring entry level as well as experienced Flexographic Printing Press ... Document production issues, including material problems, down-time and plate-related problems
Print Press Operator
Mar 19
Batavia, IL, USA
Eagle Flexible Packaging
Eagle Flexible Packaging Now hiring entry level as well as experienced Flexographic Printing Press ... Document production issues, including material problems, down-time and plate-related problems
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