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Autoclave Operator Salary
in Maryland, United States

$33,097 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Autoclave Operator is $33,097 a year and $16 an hour in Maryland, United States. The average salary range for an Autoclave Operator is between $25,522 and $39,293. 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 Maryland, 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.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Autoclave Operator Job Listings for Maryland, United States

Medical Assistant II
Dec 5
Easton, MD, USA
Planned Parenthood of Maryland
... Operating Procedures and Clinical Workflow guidelines and Medical Standards and Guidelines. 4 ... Cleans instruments, exam rooms, lab area, and autoclave as assigned. 15. Acts as a Planned ...
QC Associate
Sep 24
Rockville, MD, USA
Vigene Biosciences Inc
Support validation activities such as facility and utility performance qualifications and autoclave ... Experience with operating under GMP's and CRO/CMO's management a plus * Ability to work ...