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Engineering Test Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,613 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Engineering Test Mechanic is $46,613 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Engineering Test Mechanic is between $34,711 and $56,525. 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

  • Plans, lays out, constructs, modifies, tests, and maintains laboratory test equipment and related structural assemblies used to test experimental aircraft and space vehicle parts and assemblies, using precision instruments, handtools, power tools, and shop equipment: reads and interprets blueprints, engineering drawings, and sketches, or receives verbal instructions, to determine methods and sequence of operations to lay out and construct mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, or hydraulic test equipment and related structures.
  • Lays out and fabricates parts from assorted materials, such as aluminum, steel, wood, plastic, and graphite composites, using measuring instruments and shop equipment, such as saws, shears, drill presses, lathes, and routers.
  • Fits, aligns, and assembles parts, equipment, specialized test devices, and structural framework to build test units, using precision measuring instruments, such as transit and level, power tools, rivets, bolts, clamps, pins, and other fasteners.
  • Installs, or assists other workers in installing, test specimens in test equipment, using hoist, overhead crane, or related equipment.
  • Assists engineers in operating test equipment to obtain research data on performance of experimental parts and assemblies under varying operational conditions.
  • Diagnoses test equipment malfunctions and services and repairs equipment as required.
  • May repair test specimens damaged during testing to prepare item for retesting.
  • May specialize in constructing mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, or structural test equipment.
Engineering Test Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

Job family population: 131,590

Estimated population of Engineering Test Mechanic jobs: 31,361

Rate of error: 1.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Engineering Test Mechanic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Test Engineer
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Mechanical Engineer - Hydraulics
Apr 16
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Senior Mechanical Engineer
May 1
Utilize a broad range of experience and engineering principals to design and develop methods and ... Lead development of complex test methods and procedures to characterize components, subsystems, and ...
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