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Tape Keller Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$44,131 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$693

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tape Keller Operator is $44,131 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Tape Keller Operator is between $33,043 and $53,335. 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

Description:
  • Operates and prepares multiaxis numerical-control milling machine to mill surfaces of metallic and nonmetallic work pieces according to specifications and tooling instructions, applying knowledge of machining methods.
  • Threads perforated or magnetic tape through read-head in control console, or enters commands into control panel, to retrieve preprogrammed machine data from mainframe computer.
  • Inserts precision indicator in machine spindle, and depresses switches to jog spindle into contact with work piece, synchronize tape and tool, and record setup point.
  • Retracts spindle and loads and secures first preset tool and holder.
  • Starts machine and observes cutting operation.
  • Compares numerical data display with specifications on operations sheet.
  • Assembles and presets tooling for next operation during automated cycle to reduce machine downtime.
  • Replaces milling tools with drilling and boring tools at specified change points to reduce or eliminate subsequent machining of work piece on another machine.
  • May operate machine on preliminary dry run before machining first part to detect errors in tape or computer program.
  • May be designated according to make, trademark, or configuration of machine, characteristics of control system, or type of product as contour-path tape-mill operator; planer-type milling-machine operator, numerical control; profile-mill operator, tape control; tape control skin-or-spar-mill operator; tape keller operator.
Tape Keller Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 144,660

Estimated population of Tape Keller Operator jobs: 10,664

Rate of error: 1.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$51,160
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

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