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Punch Press Operator Automatic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$36,543 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Punch Press Operator Automatic is $36,543 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Punch Press Operator Automatic is between $27,845 and $43,682. 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 and prepares power press that automatically feeds bars, structural metal, blanks, or continuous roll of sheet metal into position under ram.
  • Installs specified dies in press, using gauges and hand tools.
  • Alters ram stroke of press, using hand tools.
  • Turns knobs or installs gears to synchronize action of feed bar or pinch rollers with feed and takeoff conveyor and automatic action of ram.
  • Positions and clamps feed guides.
  • Threads metal strip from play-out reel through pinch rollers, or loads hopper or conveyor with metal blanks.
  • May operate machine to crimp, punch, and cut metal foil used in fabricating radiator cores.
Punch Press Operator Automatic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 188,520

Estimated population of Punch Press Operator Automatic jobs: 13,967

Rate of error: 1.6%

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...

Punch Press Operator Automatic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Punch Press Set Up Operator
Apr 13
Chicago, IL, USA
Away Staffing Services
Our client, a metal stamping company located on the Northwest side of Chicago, seeks an experienced punch press set up operator. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience ...
Punch Press Setup / Operator - $18 / hr
May 15
Wauconda, IL, USA
A metal stamping company in Wauconda is looking for an experienced punch press die setter for a contract-to-hire opportunity. Flexible overtime available. First shift: 6:00am -2:20pm -Must have ...
Die Punch Press Setup Operator ( 2nd Shift)
Apr 18
Carpentersville, IL, USA
Creative Resource Personnel, Inc
Occasionally-instruct operator as to special job conditions or safety precautions. Notify ... Requirements: · Must have a minimum of 2 years of punch press set-up experience. · Know how to ...
Punch Press Setup / Operator - $23 / hr
Apr 15
Wonder Lake, IL, USA
A custom manufacturer of precision metal stampings in Ringwood, IL is looking for a Punch Press and Fourslide machine operator for their day shift. Qualified candidates will have experience operating ...
Press Operator Second Shift
Apr 25
Vernon Hills, IL, USA
H & H Graphics LLC
JOB SUMMARY Responsible for setting up and operating screen printing press (manual or automatic), according to written and/or verbal instructions, established company procedures, and safety and ...
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