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Polystyrene Molding Machine Tender Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$33,239 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Polystyrene Molding Machine Tender is $33,239 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Polystyrene Molding Machine Tender is between $25,598 and $39,462. 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 automatic molding machines that mold preexpanded polystyrene beads under heat and pressure into cast foam products: observes platens and listens to steam exhaust to determine end of molding cycle.
  • Lifts cast foam products, such as balls, coolers, displays, and packing nests, from mold cavities while platens are parting.
  • Presses cycle repeat button to reactivate molding machine, and blows loose beads from mold cavities as platens close, using airhose.
  • Examines castings for post-expansion, fusion, shrinkage, and pits to ensure product meets quality standards.
  • Rubs wire screen along mold parting line on casting to remove flash.
  • May wrap advertising label around cooler cover and secure label, using masking tape.
  • May adjust machine knobs to compensate for variations in product, such as moisture content and bead density.
Polystyrene Molding Machine Tender 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 Polystyrene Molding Machine Tender jobs: 680

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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