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Printing Platen Press Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$36,574 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Printing Platen Press Operator is $36,574 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Printing Platen Press Operator is between $27,868 and $43,719. 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

  • Sets up and operates automatic, platen-type cutting-creasing press to cut rolls of paperboard into carton blanks: selects, installs, and adjusts specified chase (cutting-creasing die) on press bed, using handtools.
  • Positions and attaches stripping cylinder on roller and turns wheel to adjust tension on rubberized backer roll.
  • Mounts roll of paperboard on machine feed spindle, using hoist, and threads paperboard through feed, tension, and idler rollers.
  • Starts machine and observes operation.
  • Turns dials and wheels to synchronize machine speed with speed of feed rolls and to regulate pressure on feed rolls.
  • Starts conveyor that transports broke to baling machine.
  • Measures cut-scored blanks for conformity to specifications, using tape measure, and examines blanks for defects, such as wrinkles and tears.
  • Adjusts machine to correct defects.
Printing Platen Press Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 60,460

Estimated population of Printing Platen Press Operator jobs: 3,181

Rate of error: 2.2%

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 2,716,450 (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...

Printing Platen Press Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Flexo Finders
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