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Press Operator Automatic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$32,468 (USD)

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Last updated: May 27, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Press Operator Automatic is $32,468 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Press Operator Automatic is between $25,070 and $38,480. 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 packing machine and press that fill containers with tobacco: positions empty container under charger and pushes button to lower charger onto container.
  • Starts flow of tobacco into container and observes signal lights to determine stage of filling-packing.
  • Reads scales to determine when specified weight is attained.
  • Pushes buttons to lower hydraulic ram into container to press tobacco and to divert flow of tobacco to another container.
  • Raises ram and charger and removes container.
  • May record grade and district (locality where grown) on ticket and staple ticket onto container.
  • Workers who tend machines that only ram-pack hogsheads (containers) are classified as hydraulic-press operator.
Press Operator Automatic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 392,910

Estimated population of Press Operator Automatic jobs: 9,296

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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 2,705,994 (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...

Press Operator Automatic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Press Operator Second Shift
Apr 25
Vernon Hills, IL, USA
H & H Graphics LLC
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Screen Printing Production Manager
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Second City Prints
... clear for each press operator by passing out daily updated production schedules. -Assists in ... and automatic presses. -Must be proficient in all Screen Print production processes (screen ...
Warehouse Associate/Material Handler
May 14
Crystal Lake, IL, USA
The Material Handler will supply all production areas to include Lamination, Slitting, Press and ... Previous automatic shrink wrapper experience a PLUS. * Previous experience using balers a plus.
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