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Abrasive Water Jet Cutter Operator Salary
in Alabama, United States

$30,623 (USD)

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Last updated: March 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Abrasive Water Jet Cutter Operator is $30,623 a year and $15 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for an Abrasive Water Jet Cutter Operator is between $23,365 and $36,574. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Abrasive Water Jet Cutter Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up and operates high-speed water jet cutter to cut and trim parts and materials from assorted materials according to specifications: reads work order, blueprints, and specifications to determine machine setup, type of material or part, quantity, and finish dimensions.
  • Measures and marks cutting and trimming lines on material or part, using measuring instruments, scriber, or marking pen, or mounts material or part in cutting or trimming fixture.
  • Installs and aligns machine accessories, such as cutting tips, work positioner, plates, fixtures, and shields, using handtools and measuring instruments, or enters coordinate information into computer control panel, using teach pendant.
  • Manipulates machine controls, such as buttons, switches, dials, levers, and pedals, to regulate and adjust cutting speed and flow of fluid.
  • Cuts and trims parts by manually moving part or material under stream of fluid along cutting lines, controlling movement of part secured in fixture or on work positioner, or entering commands to retrieve and start preprogrammed cutting or trimming instructions to cut materials mounted on machine bed.
  • Observes displays, cutting or trimming process, and listens to sound of machines to detect malfunctions.
  • Replaces worn or damaged machine parts, such as nozzles, tips, and washers.
  • Measures dimensions of finished part, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, and dial indicators, or check fixture.
  • Cleans machines and work area.
  • May scoop or pour abrasive particles into hopper of machine.
  • May trim, sand, and drill parts, using shop equipme.
Abrasive Water Jet Cutter Operator Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 60,460

Estimated population of Abrasive Water Jet Cutter Operator jobs: 2,956

Rate of error: 2.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Abrasive Water Jet Cutter Operator Job Listings for Alabama, United States

Project Manager / Sr. Excavator Operator
Mar 26
Birmingham, AL, USA
Complete Demolition Services, LLC
... cutting, crushing and removal. Complete Demolition Services, LLC. has the expertise and resources ... We have successfully accomplished the following projects: demolition of water towers, parking decks ...
Supervisor 1 (Birmingham) - (SPRVSR 1.3)
Feb 27
Birmingham, AL, USA
... water lasers, cascade systems, chemical mixers, generators, air saws, drills, grinders, cutting ... Ensure that all equipment is maintained, repaired and in maximum operating condition * Perform ...
Maintenance Technician (Millwright)
Feb 8
Lanett, AL, USA
... good operating condition; diagnose problems and work in many varied and diversified capacities ... Exposure to noise, dirt, grease, water and sawdust is common. Physical requirements · Standing ...
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