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Staple Shear Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,549 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Staple Shear Operator is $37,549 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Staple Shear Operator is between $28,535 and $44,961. 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 shear to cut metal objects, such as plates, sheets, slabs, billets, or bars to specified dimensions and angle.
  • Turns hand wheels to adjust rake (angle) and pressure of blade.
  • Positions and clamps stops and side guides to set length and angle of cut, using rule, built-in gauges, or template.
  • Lifts work piece manually or by hoist or crane to machine bed or roller table and positions it against side guide and end stops.
  • Starts machine which clamps work piece and lowers blade to cut metal.
  • Lays out cutting lines on metal, using rule, square, or template when shearing single pieces.
  • May tilt bed, blade, or install fixtures to shear, bevel, or trim fabricated items.
  • May set up and operate shear on production line in which shear is fed by conveyor, such as automobile frame line or rolling mill.
  • May operate portable shear to cut sheet metal.
  • May inspect work, using tape, compass, gauge, template, or micrometer to verify dimensions.
  • May be designated by type of shear or by application of shear.
  • May operate shear that automatically shears to uniform length metal sheets, plates, or structural shapes fed into machine by continuous coil or conveyor.
Staple Shear Operator 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 Staple Shear Operator jobs: 14,143

Rate of error: 1.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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