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Tester Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,659 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tester Operator is $37,659 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Tester Operator is between $28,695 and $45,016. 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

  • Breaks extruded tubes and rods by one or more of following methods and inspects exposed surface for defects, such as bubbles beneath skin of metal resulting from too rapid extrusion: (1) nicks workpiece, using file or saw, and breaks workpiece at nick by bending back and forth. (2) saws off piece of tube and holds on table under cone-shaped expander of hydraulic breaker.
  • Starts mechanism to raise table, forcing tube over expander to split sides of tube. (3) loads coiled rod onto coil tester and pulls end of rod to straighten it.
  • Places end of rod in channel of tester and starts mechanism oscillating to fracture rod. (4) places rod in machine and actuates wedge to partially cut rod.
  • Twists and bends rod to break off test piece.
  • Examines ends or interior of rods and tubes for bubbles and cuts off defective sections, using circular saw or automatic shears.
  • Gathers and sorts scrap materials according to type of metal.
  • Positions rods and tubes on table of circular saw or shearing machine and cuts them to length.
  • Important variables may be indicated by trade names of machines used or workpiece tested.
Tester Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Tester Operator jobs: 301

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Tester Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Bema, Incorporated
Bag Machine Operator A flexible packaging manufacturer is seeking to fill the position of an Auto ... All candidates are pre-screened with a phone interview and undergo drug testing and background ...
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May 15
McCook, IL, USA
... Testing Group and with Researchers • Ensure compliance with HS&E policies and procedures. • Recommend quality and productivity improvements. Qualifications: • High school diploma or GED. • ...
Reach Truck Operator
May 2
Roselle, IL, USA
Quality Staffing
Reach Truck Operator Roselle, IL $14.00 8:00 - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday Temp to Hire As a Reach ... testing and management reporting to assist in your staffing requirements.
Machine Operator
Apr 17
Buffalo Grove, IL, USA
Axcess Staffing Services
Come work as a Machine Operator on the Axcess Staffing team! Axcess Staffing has an immediate ... We will manage all aspects of the staffing process, including recruiting, screening, testing ...
Machine Operator Supervisor - Fri-Sun - Off Mon-Thu (AU#319581)
May 7
Saint Charles, IL, USA
Barton Staffing Solutions
Ensure all quality standards (including testing requirements) are met. Maintains accuracy and ... operative and pro-active 10. Basic computer skills and comprehension 11. Participation in ...
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