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Tempering Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$40,802 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tempering Machine Operator is $40,802 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Tempering Machine Operator is between $30,799 and $49,105. 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

  • Heats and cools chocolate using water-jacketed kettles or automatic equipment to temper chocolate in preparation for molding or coating operations.
  • Starts pumps to transfer specified quantity of chocolate from storage tanks or dumps block chocolate into tempering kettles.
  • Observes thermometer and turns valves to admit water or steam into jacket of kettle and to alternately heat and cool chocolate, according to temperature time chart specifications.
  • Starts agitators and scrapers to mix chocolate in tank.
  • Tests viscosity of chocolate with viscosimeter, and adds cocoa butter and lecithin as required.
  • Pumps chocolate from tempering kettle through water-cooled column when using automatic tempering equipment.
  • Sets thermometer dial to regulate temperature of chocolate to achieve specified temper.
Tempering Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 33,340

Estimated population of Tempering Machine Operator jobs: 520

Rate of error: 4.3%

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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