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Diesel Engine Inspector Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$42,433 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Diesel Engine Inspector is $42,433 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Diesel Engine Inspector is between $31,944 and $51,154. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Diesel Engine Inspector. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Inspects internal combustion engines after test for conformance to blueprints and specifications, using measuring instruments and handtools: reviews performance test report and compares log data, such as temperature, lubrication compression, horsepower, fuel consumption, and manifold pressure with specifications.
  • Signs inspection tag to release engines from test floor or analyzes data to locate assemblies and parts not functioning according to specifications.
  • Measures dimensions of disassembled parts and assemblies, such as pistons, cylinder liners, valves, bearings, shafts, governors, injectors, or carburetors, and clearances between moving and stationary parts, using scale, micrometers, special tools, and gauging setups.
  • Compares measurements with specifications to locate faulty parts.
  • Records findings and notifies supervisor of results of inspection.
  • May inspect incoming materials for conformance with specifications.
  • May disassemble engines during inspection process.
  • May supervise crating and shipping of engines to consignees.
  • May be designated according to type of engine inspected as diesel-engine inspector; gasoline-engine inspector.
Diesel Engine Inspector Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Diesel Engine Inspector jobs: 1,274

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Diesel Engine Inspector Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Diesel Mechanic (11221)
May 8
Niles, IL, USA
First Student
Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts. * Identify ... A minimum of 3 years hands-on diesel/gas engine maintenance experience and/or vocational training.
Diesel Mechanic Technician
Apr 16
Hillside, IL, USA
Central Transport
Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings and other important parts to ensure that ... Repairing and troubleshooting of major components such as engine, transmission, and differentials
Diesel Mechanic
Apr 30
Pressure Washing Systems
* Determines vehicle condition by conducting inspections and diagnostic tests; identifying worn and ... Complies with federal and state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety, and emissions ...
Mechanical Technician
May 17
Minooka, IL, USA
Visron Technical LLC
Performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs on; work may include but is not limited to fueling, sanding, daily inspections, diesel engine repairs, electrical system repairs, and air ...
May 3
Riverside, IL, USA
Army National Guard Units
... inspection, and/or overhaul of a variety of combat, tactical, commercial, and special purpose ... diesel, multi-fuel or gasoline engines, turbine engines, automatic and manual transmissions ...
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