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Shotblast Equipment Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$38,603 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Shotblast Equipment Operator is $38,603 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Shotblast Equipment Operator is between $29,336 and $46,223. 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 equipment to clean dirt, scale, and core materials from steel castings with blasts of steel shot: presses control panel buttons to adjust equipment settings for manual or automatic operations, length of cycle, sequence and timing of various operations, and position of oscillator.
  • Moves control to activate tow-mechanism drive to transport trolley loaded with castings into shotblast chamber, and watches operation to ensure that hydraulic doors close completely, trolley and oscillator positions are correct, and that air turbine and shotblast wheels start in sequence.
  • Monitors control panel dials and listens to equipment operations to detect jams or malfunctions.
  • Stops equipment to clear jams, replace fallen castings, reposition oscillator, and adjust hydraulic equipment.
  • Notifies machine repairer when unable to correct malfunction.
  • Greases equipment, maintains hydraulic fluid levels, and performs minor maintenance, using grease gun and handtools.
Shotblast Equipment Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 154,860

Estimated population of Shotblast Equipment Operator jobs: 226

Rate of error: 1.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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