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Print Line Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,860 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$726

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Print Line Operator is $46,860 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Print Line Operator is between $34,896 and $56,825. 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:
  • Operates tandem print-line machine to smooth, paint, and print wood grain designs on surface of furniture, composition-wood dimensional panels, or hardboard panels: confers with supervisor or reads production schedule to determine panels to be processed.
  • Selects printing cylinders according to production schedule and installs cylinders on machine, using hoist and handtools.
  • Gives directions to workers engaged in feeding, inspecting, and removing panels to ensure that sanding, painting, and printing of panels conforms to specifications.
  • Fills reservoir of printing unit with ink or stain.
  • Tests viscosity of paint in painting unit by timing flow of paint through porous container, using watch.
  • Pushes buttons to start individual units, and observes units to detect malfunctions.
  • Turns knobs and handles or pushes buttons to adjust sanding, painting, and printing of panel surfaces.
  • Occasionally assists maintenance personnel in disassembly and reassembly of individual units.
  • Maintains record of ink and paint used.
  • May blend stains to obtain color and viscosity specified by job order.
  • May add catalyst or solvent to paint, utilizing experience, to achieve specified viscosity of paint.
Print Line Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Printing Press Operators

Job family population: 171,130

Estimated population of Print Line Operator jobs: 794

Rate of error: 1.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$54,324
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

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 2,716,450 (2017), 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...

Print Line Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Print Press Operator
Mar 19
us
Eagle Flexible Packaging
Print Press Operator Essential Job Functions: * Take the lead on all aspects of printing job - from ... Ideal candidates will have an understanding of in-line lamination process, as well as in-line ...
Digital Print Operator
Mar 13
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
DP PFP
Digital Print Operator 11am-7pm shift Location: Buffalo Grove, IL Compensation: $24/ hr Description ... Excellent knowledge and ability to set up feed rollers, tensioning, timing and in-line finishing ...
Print Press Operator
Mar 19
Batavia, IL, USA
Eagle Flexible Packaging
Print Press Operator Essential Job Functions: * Take the lead on all aspects of printing job - from ... Ideal candidates will have an understanding of in-line lamination process, as well as in-line ...
Senior Extrusion Operator
May 24
Des Plaines, IL, USA
Snelling Staffing, L.L.C.
Checks line activity sheets, key dimension sheets and reads shop orders. * Produce parts that meet ... Must be able to understand part prints dimensional requirements. Benefits and Perks: * 2 medical ...
Feeder, Web
May 21
Niles, IL, USA
Specialty Print Communications
Job Overview Assist web press manufacturing by operating the auto splicer and infeed. Ensure ... line printing, digital imaging, lettershop, postal logistics, and digital brand execution.
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