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Heavy Machinery Assembler Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$60,622 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Heavy Machinery Assembler is $60,622 a year and $29 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Heavy Machinery Assembler is between $44,157 and $74,315. 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

  • Erects and tests machinery and heavy equipment, such as hydraulic turbines, turbine wheels, jaw stone crushers, industrial surface condensers, flaking machines, valves, and mine hoists, according to blueprints and specifications, using hand tools, heating equipment, and measuring instruments.
  • Positions steel beams to support bedplates of machines and equipment.
  • Levels bedplate and establishes centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit.
  • Signals Overhead Crane Operator to lower basic assembly unit, such as shaft, shaft casing, frame, or housing unit, to bedplate and aligns unit to centerline.
  • Lays out mounting holes, using measuring instruments and drills holes with power drill.
Heavy Machinery Assembler Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Millwrights

Job family population: 41,360

Estimated population of Heavy Machinery Assembler jobs: 8,721

Rate of error: 2.6%

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 2,716,450 (2017), 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...

Heavy Machinery Assembler Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Assembler/Machine Operator
May 8
Pingree Grove, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
Prepare and assemble materials and parts in a manufacturing production environment. * Move, process ... Ability to work around hot heavy machinery * Ability to work in an open warehouse environment ...
Electrical/Hydraulic Crane Assembler
May 22
Hazel Crest, IL, USA
Mi-Jack Products
Mi-Jack Products is seeking assemblers . Responsibilities include assemblies of electrical ... heavy equipment and machinery. Accurate hand/eye coordination is required. Finger dexterity is ...
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