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Acetylene Plant Operator Salary

$40,393 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$590

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 08, 2019

The average pay for an Acetylene Plant Operator is $40,393 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Acetylene Plant Operator is between $30,367 and $48,695. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Acetylene Plant Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Tends generating equipment that processes calcium-carbide crystals and water into acetylene gas: turns valves, level gauge, and thermostat to raise and heat water to prescribed level and temperature in generator.
  • Dumps specified quantity of calcium-carbide crystals into hopper, bolts in cover, and starts generator.
  • Opens hopper gate and starts vibrator that sifts crystals into generator.
  • Records amount of time consumed during operation and cylinder shipping data.
  • May tend compressor.
  • May ascertain level of acidity or alkalinity of gas with litmus paper, and test filled cylinders for leaks by brushing on chemical solution.
  • May fill cylinders with compressed gas cylinder filler.
Acetylene Plant Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 49,770

Estimated population of Acetylene Plant Operator jobs: 116

Rate of error: 2.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$46,827
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Acetylene Plant Operator Job Listings for United States

CNC operator - 4753798
Sep 10
Huntsville, AL, USA
Automation Personnel Services
... Acetylene or High Pressure Plant. - Willing to be trained in other operations in the line and work at this position when needed. - Willing to work 12 hour shifts/ 7 days per week You may start the ...
Industrial Electrician/Instrumentation Tech - Night Shift
Oct 29
Memphis, TN, USA
Sonoco
Familiar with the use of a welder and an oxy-acetylene torch. * Able to lift 50 pounds ... Supports Plant safety efforts by leading by example. * Inspects assigned equipment to ensure it is ...
Maintenance Technician LME required
Nov 21
Gresham, OR, USA
NW Staffing Clackamas Branch
... arc, acetylene and hydrogen • Experience/ knowledge of oils and lubrications, rigging of ... NW Staffing Resources is a privately owned and operated boutique staffing firm specializing in ...

The average pay for an Acetylene Plant Operator is $40,393 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Acetylene Plant Operator is between $30,367 and $48,695. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Acetylene Plant Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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CNC operator - 4753798
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... Acetylene or High Pressure Plant. - Willing to be trained in other operations in the line and work at this position when needed. - Willing to work 12 hour shifts/ 7 days per week You may start the ...
Industrial Electrician/Instrumentation Tech - Night Shift
Oct 29
Memphis, TN, USA
Sonoco
Familiar with the use of a welder and an oxy-acetylene torch. * Able to lift 50 pounds ... Supports Plant safety efforts by leading by example. * Inspects assigned equipment to ensure it is ...
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