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Autoclave Operator Salary

$31,956 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Autoclave Operator is $31,956 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Autoclave Operator is between $24,642 and $37,939. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Autoclave Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates and prepares autoclaves and auxiliary equipment to cure and bond metallic and nonmetallic aircraft parts and assemblies according to specifications.
  • Reads and interprets shop orders and authorization documents to determine bonding process specifications.
  • Picks parts and assemblies for simultaneous bonding, based on similarity of processing requirements and autoclave capacity.
  • Arranges jigs and fixtures containing parts and assemblies on bonding racks and positions racks in autoclave, manually or using equipment, such as hoist, forklift, or tow.
  • Inspects general condition of parts and assemblies, examines positioning of parts and assemblies in jigs and fixtures, and verifies that vacuum bag installation conforms to specifications prior to bonding.
  • Connects thermocouples and vacuum lines to fittings on jigs and fixtures and inside autoclave.
  • Adjusts manual controls or enters commands in computerized control panel to regulate and activate autoclave power supply, cooling system, vacuum, heat, and pressure gauges and recorders, and to close interlocking autoclave doors.
  • Monitors instruments, switches, and recorders and listens for warning signals during autoclave operation to ensure conformance to specifications, and modifies or aborts process as required.
  • Maintains manual or computerized autoclave processing records.
  • Operates curing ovens and presses with heated platens metal-bonding press operator to cure and bond parts.
  • Suggests methods or procedures for improved operations to supervision or liaison personnel.
Autoclave Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders

Job family population: 18,030

Estimated population of Autoclave Operator jobs: 122

Rate of error: 3.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Autoclave Operator Job Listings for United States

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Williamson Medical Center
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Kelly Services
Revise and initiate Batch Production Records (BPRs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and ... Operate and maintain Getinge Autoclave and Gruenberg Oven. * Prepare glassware and equipment, media ...
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