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Electrical Discharge Machine Setup Operator Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$39,811 (USD)

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The average pay for an Electrical Discharge Machine Setup Operator is $39,811 a year and $19 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for an Electrical Discharge Machine Setup Operator is between $31,199 and $47,548. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • Sets up and operates one or more electrical-discharge machines to shape metal workpieces to specifications, following standard charts and manuals, and applying knowledge of electrical-discharge machining processes and methods, electric currents and circuitry, metal properties, and shop mathematics: examines blueprint of product and plans operations.
  • Positions and secures workpiece on machine table with clamps, vise, or fixture.
  • Positions and secures electrode in holder on surface plate, verifying concentricity, alignment, and depth, using measuring instruments, such as calipers and dial indicators.
  • Mounts electrode and holder on machine spindle, using vernier dials on machine to verify alignment of electrode and workpiece.
  • Positions gauge blocks, dial indicator, and spindle stop on machine so that descending electrode will stop at specified depth when indicator feeler point touches gauge blocks.
  • Turns valve to adjust flow of dielectric coolant over electrode and workpiece or to immerse them in circulating bath.
  • Turns controls to adjust machine setting, such as voltage, current, frequency, and electrode feed rate, according to information on charts or knowledge of electrical discharge machining procedures.
  • Starts machine and observes beginning of operation.
  • May move controls to rotate electrode or workpiece.
  • May inspect completed workpiece visually and with templates and other measuring instruments.
  • May compute settings from specifications and knowledge of machine capacities.
  • May give tool maker specifications, such as allowances between blue.
Electrical Discharge Machine Setup Operator Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Job family population: 22,470

Estimated population of Electrical Discharge Machine Setup Operator jobs: 335

Rate of error: 4.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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