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Track Surfacing Machine Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$61,172 (USD)

Average Salary

$29/hr

Average Hourly

$1,254

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Track Surfacing Machine Operator is $61,172 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Track Surfacing Machine Operator is between $44,496 and $75,052. 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 one or more machines mounted on flat-bed railroad trucks to spread, shape, and tamp ballast; raise, level, and align track; and prepare track foundation of crushed stone according to specifications: moves levers and brake pedal to guide machine into position.
  • Adjusts controls to activate jacks, tampers, and scraper blades.
  • Strings wire guidelines through leveling or aligning fixture.
  • Attaches line to rails or trailer extensions (buggies) coupled to machine to set up equipment.
  • Turns wheels to adjust guidelines for track alignments and grades, following specifications.
  • Observes indicator arms to verify level and alignment of track.
  • When concerned with jack-tamping machine, may be designated jack-tamp operator.
  • May control track-lining machine and be designated track-liner operator.
  • May operate machines that lay ties and lay rails to construct, repair, or maintain track track-moving-machine operator (construction; mine & quarry).
Track Surfacing Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Job family population: 15,070

Estimated population of Track Surfacing Machine Operator jobs: 3,099

Rate of error: 4.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$70,916
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

Track Surfacing Machine Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

SMT (Surface Mount Technology) Machine Operator - ISO Custom Electronics Manufacturer (HP#319592)
May 4
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
Barton Staffing Solutions
We' re hiring SMT Machine Operators. Come work in the plant at one of the best employers in the Chicago area! 1st shift are 6: 00AM - 2: 30PM Pay varies based on experience. In this role, you will ...
Machine Operator - Top 5 IL Company - Super Opportunity for YOU (HP#319515)
May 1
Roselle, IL, USA
Barton Staffing Solutions
You will be a Machine Operator for a company that is rated top 5 in Illinois and top 200 in the US. ... Track and document quality checks and scrap for assigned equipment as required. * Follow all ...
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 ... Track completed work by updating database records * Perform preventative maintenance on machinery ...
Machine Operator Second Shift
Apr 23
Melrose Park, IL, USA
Express Employment
2nd Shift Machine Operators needed for Tear Down Department 4:00PM - 12:30AM | Mon-Fri PLUS ... We have a proven track record of successful permanent placements excellent customer service. Our ...
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May 7
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Express Employment Professionals / Elk Grove Village
They offer a comprehensive selection of surface, personal and job site protection products. * 1st shift machine operators * 1st shift paper production helpers/packers * 1st shift light packaging ...
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