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Heat Transfer Technician Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$44,176 (USD)

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Heat Transfer Technician is $44,176 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Heat Transfer Technician is between $33,122 and $53,391. 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 requirements for fabricating, installing, testing, and servicing climate control and heat transfer assemblies and systems to assist engineering personnel, utilizing knowledge of heat transfer technology and engineering methods: calculates required capacities for equipment units of proposed system to obtain specified performance and submits data to engineering personnel for approval.
  • Studies supplier catalogs and technical data to recommend equipment unit selections for system.
  • Prepares unit design layouts and detail drawings for fabricating parts and assembling system.
  • Estimates cost factors, such as labor and material for purchased and fabricated parts, and costs for assembling, testing and installing in customer's premises.
  • Fabricates nonstandard parts for system, using metalworking machinery and assembles system, using handtools and power tools.
  • Installs test fixtures, apparatus, and controls and conducts operational tests under specified conditions.
  • Analyzes test data and prepares report for evaluation by engineering personnel.
  • Installs system in customer premises and tests operational performance for compliance with contract specifications and applicable codes.
  • Diagnoses special service problems of systems under service contract and writes instructions for service or repair personnel.
  • May be designated according to specialty as air-conditioning technician; heating technician; refrigerating technician.
Heat Transfer Technician Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Job family population: 43,390

Estimated population of Heat Transfer Technician jobs: 5,280

Rate of error: 1.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Heat Transfer Technician Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Energy Technician
May 30
Alsip, IL, USA
Affiliated Steam & Hot Water
... heat transfer specialty products. Our systems based approach includes a strong emphasis on energy conservation.
Refrigeration Systems Engineer
Apr 25
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering
Experience with thermodynamics, heat transfer, CFD, statistics software, and 6 sigma tools. ... Technical Engineering - With over a 40 year singular focus on technical, engineering and technician ...
Lead Mechanical Engineer
Jun 15
CHICAGO, United States
Lead engineers and technicians in coordination and successful completion of all job ... Skills:Thorough understanding of fluid flow, heat transfer, vaporization, DC power control ...
Vacuum Truck Operator
May 21
Mokena, IL, USA
GFL Environmental Services USA, Inc.
Depending on location, drivers may be asked to perform the duties of a Field Technician if business ... Our services include: • Collection, hauling, sorting, transfer and disposal of non-hazardous ...
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