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Straightening Press Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,545 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Straightening Press Operator is $37,545 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Straightening Press Operator is between $28,608 and $44,918. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Straightening Press Operator. 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 power press equipped with pressure blocks or dies to straighten warped or bent metal objects, such as plates, structural castings, shapes, forgings, and shafts to specified dimensions: examines workpiece to locate defects, using such devices as straightedge, deflection gauge, template, and square.
  • Positions and locks specified pressure blocks, or die, into ram of machine, or positions shims under high spots of workpiece.
  • Lifts and positions workpiece into bed of machine manually or using jib or crane.
  • Starts ram which presses out bent or high spots of workpiece.
  • Reexamines and repositions workpiece, changing shims for each pass until workpiece conforms with specifications.
  • May turn levers or handwheels to adjust depth and pressure of ram.
  • May preheat metal, using heating furnace or hand torch and clean dies between pressings, using compressed air, oil, and brush.
  • May tend machine equipped with preset dies to bend metal to specified shapes.
  • May grind rough edges from finished workpiece, using portable hand grinder.
  • May be designated according to part straightened as barrel straightener ii; crankshaft straightener; gear straightener; or according to type press operated as gag-press straightener.
Straightening Press Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Job family population: 365,300

Estimated population of Straightening Press Operator jobs: 1,633

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Straightening Press Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Material Handler - 1st Shift
Mar 25
Waukegan, IL, USA
Precision Resource
Summary Precision Resource seeks an experienced fork lift operator to join our well-established ... and press rings to their proper shelf location, loading large steel coils on straightening ...
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