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Pulp Refiner Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$35,210 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pulp Refiner Operator is $35,210 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Pulp Refiner Operator is between $26,936 and $41,981. 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

  • Operates battery of machines to refine pulp and shorten fibers as pulp flows continuously through machines to prepare pulp for papermaking: turns handwheels to adjust distance between bedplate and rotor knives to obtain specified fineness of fibers.
  • Starts machines and pumps to regulate flow of pulp from beater chests through refining machines to paper machine chest.
  • Examines pulp, reviews laboratory test reports, and adjusts machines to ensure that pulp meets specifications.
  • May change bedplates and rotor knives, using handtools.
  • May clean interior of storage chests, using water hose.
Pulp Refiner Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 31,390

Estimated population of Pulp Refiner Operator jobs: 317

Rate of error: 3.0%

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 2,705,994 (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...

Pulp Refiner Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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