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Development Mechanic Salary
in Los Angeles, California

$46,477 (USD)

Average Salary

$22/hr

Average Hourly

$739

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Development Mechanic is $46,477 a year and $22 an hour in Los Angeles, California, United States. The average salary range for a Development Mechanic is between $34,752 and $56,219. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Los Angeles, California.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Lays out, fabricates, and assembles developmental or experimental structural and mechanical parts and assemblies, and installs parts and assemblies in prototype aircraft or spacecraft, following engineering information, using precision instruments, handtools, power tools, and shop equipment: reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, loft information, and related engineering data to plan sequence of operations and methods for fabricating, assembling, and installing parts and assemblies.
  • Lays out radii, angle, and dimensions of parts on assorted materials, using precision measuring and marking instruments, such as gauges, calipers, scale, and scriber, applying trigonometric calculations to solve layout problems.
  • Sets up and operates shop equipment, such as bandsaw, lathe, table saw, drill press, shear, and brake, to shape and form parts.
  • Verifies dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Drills, countersinks, and reams holes in parts and assemblies for bolts, rivets, and other fasteners, using power tools.
  • Aligns and joins structural assemblies, using transit, sight level, handtools, power tools, clamps, and fasteners.
  • Installs experimental parts and assemblies in prototype structure to verify accuracy of layout and assembly.
  • Tests functional performance of installed parts.
  • Confers with engineers to resolve fabrication and installation problems.
  • May fabricate or modify tooling, such as jigs, fixtures, templates, and form blocks.
  • May fabricate and assemble reduced-scale mockups of parts and assemblies.
  • May be designated by type of part or assembly developed.
Development Mechanic Job Prevalence in Los Angeles, California, United States

Job family: Machinists

Job family population: 378,320

Estimated population of Development Mechanic jobs: 9,969

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$53,880
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Development Mechanic Job Listings for Los Angeles, California

Mechanical Development Quality Engineer I
Jul 16
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Abbott Laboratories
... Mechanical Development Quality Engineer to assure new or modified products conform to quality standards and establish compliance with the quality system. Responsible for maintaining a strong ...
Mechanical Development Quality Engineer II
Jun 28
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Abbott Laboratories
We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Mechanical Development Quality Engineer to assure new or modified products conform to quality standards and establish compliance with the quality system.
R&D Technician - Mechanical Prototyping for Catheters/Med Device Exp.
Jul 19
Irvine, CA, USA
Engineering Technical Group
Need experience related to Mechanical prototyping * Performing verification testing * Minimum of 5 years of R&D technician experience. * Being able to interpret drawings * Creating manufacturing SOPs ...
Sr. Mechanical Engineer R&D - 8301
Jul 17
Foothill Ranch, CA, USA
SoloPoint Solutions
BSME * 5 plus years R&D * Creo Preferred - (Surfacing highly preferred) * Polymers, Plastics ... Mechanical and structural engineering of new products. * Project Planning * Perform Tests, FEA ...
Mechanical Creator
Jul 16
IRVINE, United States
Omnica Corporation - Product Development
We are looking for someone who likes to make things and also happens to have an ME degree as well. Our primary tool is Solidworks and PDM works. We prototoype nearly everything we design. Cradle to ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Development Mechanic is $46,477 a year and $22 an hour in Los Angeles, California, United States. The average salary range for a Development Mechanic is between $34,752 and $56,219. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Los Angeles, California.

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Development Mechanic Job Listings for Los Angeles, California

Mechanical Development Quality Engineer I
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Mechanical Development Quality Engineer II
Jun 28
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We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Mechanical Development Quality Engineer to assure new or modified products conform to quality standards and establish compliance with the quality system.
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