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Scouring Train Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$28,965 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Scouring Train Operator is $28,965 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Scouring Train Operator is between $24,959 and $33,975. 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 scouring train (series of tanks or bowls) to wash, rinse, and dry raw wool preparatory to dyeing or carding: turns valves to start continuous flow of water, detergent, and acid into bowls.
  • Reads thermometer and turns steam valves to heat wash and rinse solutions to specified operating temperature.
  • Starts machine that feeds raw wool from hopper into washbowl and activates rakes that move wool through bowls to squeeze rolls and rinse bowl.
  • Patrols scouring train to detect choke-up at squeeze rolls and removes jammed fibers by hand.
  • Observes sudsing in washbowls and turns valve to increase or decrease concentration of detergent.
  • Tests acidity of solution in finishing bowl by titration.
  • Turns valve to control flow of acid to maintain specified concentration.
  • Starts fans that circulate hot air in drier.
  • Feels wool delivered from drier and adjusts thermostatic control if wool is not dry.
  • Drains and cleans machine.
  • May feed raw wool into scouring machine hopper.
  • May direct activities of team workers and be designated scouring-train operator, chief (carpet & rug; textile).
Scouring Train Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 9,800

Estimated population of Scouring Train Operator jobs: 557

Rate of error: 5.5%

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...

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