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Process Equipment Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$39,865 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Process Equipment Operator is $39,865 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Process Equipment Operator is between $30,173 and $47,896. 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

  • Etches specified portions of metal parts and materials used in manufacturing aircraft, using immersion equipment, templates, handtools, and precision measuring instruments: reads work order, blueprints, and process specifications to determine location of etch, finished dimensions, and method and sequence of operations.
  • Cleans surface of parts and materials to ensure uniform adhesion of maskant.
  • Applies maskant to surfaces to be etched, scribes etch lines, using template, and removes maskant from etch areas.
  • Immerses parts and materials in etching solution for specified time, manually or using hoist.
  • Removes objects from etch solution, rinses objects with water, and removes remaining maskant.
  • Measures etched parts and materials for conformance to specifications, using micrometers, scales, and other precision measuring instruments.
  • May immerse parts and materials in successive baths and rinses to perform surface processing in addition to etching, such as pickling, chromodizing, passivating, degreasing, and stripping, and be designated process equipment operator.
Process Equipment Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Job family population: 22,470

Estimated population of Process Equipment Operator jobs: 2,099

Rate of error: 4.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Process Equipment Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Clerk I - Equipment Operator
Mar 13
Bensenville, IL, USA
The Bradford Group
... internal processes and procedures and using radio frequency (RF) scanners. + Load and unload ... forklift equipment operator. + Successfully complete Safety Powered Industrial Truck Operation ...
Forklift Equipment Operator
Apr 27
Des Plaines, IL, USA
... process NOW with the link below!! Takes 2 minutes to fill out the prescreening questionnaire!! HERE --> AVAILABLE SHIFTS: 1st 2nd 3rd and Weekends! Pay Range $600 - $700 per week!!! Don't forget ...
Thermoforming Operator Associate--- Night shift
May 9
Franklin Park, IL, USA
Three (3) years of manufacturing or related experience operating and/ or running plastics processing equipment (thermoforms). * Effective communication skills, both written and verbal required.
Production Operator II, Manufacturing Operations - 2nd Shift
May 17
Green Oaks, IL, USA
Abbott Laboratories
Capable of operating complex processing equipment, including set up and closeout. * Troubleshooting experience with complex processing equipment. * Ability to read and comprehend written work order ...
Process Technician
May 9
Chicago, IL, USA
Three Point Solutions Inc
This position will work as Process Technicians and will be responsible for simultaneously operating ... The plant is also set up with tanks and equipment outside, so this position will spend time in all ...
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