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Waxer Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$31,027 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Waxer Operator is $31,027 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Waxer Operator is between $24,959 and $36,615. 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 machines to coat paper or cardboard container blanks with wax or paraffin: mounts paper roll on machine feedrack by hand or using chain hoist, or loads blanks on stacking mechanism.
  • Fills tank with wax chunks or paraffin blocks, and turns valves to regulate temperature and melt material.
  • Starts machine and adjusts controls to regulate machine feed, temperature of wax, paraffin, cooling rolls, or cold water bath, and tension of paper feed or stacking mechanism.
  • Weighs standard-size paper sheets before and after coating and calculates weight of wax, or measures thickness of coated blanks with automatic micrometer, to verify that coating meets specifications.
  • Examines blanks for uneven paraffin distribution, bubbles, spots, or other imperfections.
  • May be designated according to type of product coated as carton-waxing-machine operator.
Waxer Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 86,270

Estimated population of Waxer Operator jobs: 1,175

Rate of error: 1.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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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...

Waxer Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Machine Operator
Apr 3
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Keep all jigs, fixtures, and molds clean, waxed and properly adjusted. Report any needed repairs to the supervisor immediately. When a job is completed, thoroughly clean all equipment before ...
Project Crew - Full Time - Norridge/Harwood Heights, IL
May 18
Norridge, United States
kimco services
... operating hours and other duties as outlined in the scope of work ? Other duties as assigned Job Requirements: Duties -Stripping and Waxing Floors, cleaning, Carpet Extraction and Window Cleaning.
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Apr 12
Woodstock, United States
Benchmark Hospitality
Performing all hair styling/cutting/chemical services as well as nail treatments, waxing, and ... Use products within proper guidelines as set by Standard Operating Procedures Equal Opportunities ...
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