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Flame Spray Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$32,569 (USD)

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Flame Spray Operator is $32,569 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Flame Spray Operator is between $25,214 and $38,534. 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

  • Sets up and operates flame-spray equipment and machine tools to build up worn parts, such as crankshafts, motor shafts, clutch plates, and piston rods, and to salvage defective machined parts, according to specifications: washes object with solvents, or heats object with torch or in furnace to remove impurities, such as grease or paint.
  • Operates machines, such as engine lathes and external grinders, to undercut or groove surface of object.
  • Cleans and roughens surface of object in sand or shotblast cabinet cabinet-abrasive sandblaster or by electrobonding process.
  • Preheats object for spraying, using oxyacetylene torch or metalizing gun.
  • Sprays metal or other material on object by either of following methods: (1) positions and clamps metalizing gun to engine lathe carriage.
  • Selects nozzle to accommodate size of wire to be sprayed and screws nozzle into place on metalizing gun.
  • Inserts wire to be sprayed into rear of gun and through feed rollers and nozzle.
  • Connects hoses from gun to air compressor and tanks of oxygen and fuel gas, such as acetylene.
  • Turns knobs to synchronize speed of wire feed, air pressure, flow of oxygen and fuel indicated on dials to specifications computed from data charts.
  • Installs gears in lathe and turns knobs to synchronize rotating speed of chuck and movement of carriage with rate of spray to achieve specified coating on workpiece.
  • Ignites gases to melt wire and presses button or trigger to release compressed air which atomizes and sprays molten metal onto workpiece. (2) pours specified powder of metal or other material,.
Flame Spray Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 37,200

Estimated population of Flame Spray Operator jobs: 669

Rate of error: 3.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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