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Hydraulic & Plumbing Development Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$44,942 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Hydraulic & Plumbing Development Mechanic is $44,942 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Hydraulic & Plumbing Development Mechanic is between $33,604 and $54,361. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Hydraulic & Plumbing Development Mechanic. 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

  • Lays out, fabricates, and assembles developmental or experimental structural and mechanical parts and assemblies, and installs parts and assemblies in prototype aircraft or spacecraft, following engineering information, using precision instruments, handtools, power tools, and shop equipment: reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, loft information, and related engineering data to plan sequence of operations and methods for fabricating, assembling, and installing parts and assemblies.
  • Lays out radii, angle, and dimensions of parts on assorted materials, using precision measuring and marking instruments, such as gauges, calipers, scale, and scriber, applying trigonometric calculations to solve layout problems.
  • Sets up and operates shop equipment, such as bandsaw, lathe, table saw, drill press, shear, and brake, to shape and form parts.
  • Verifies dimensions of parts, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Drills, countersinks, and reams holes in parts and assemblies for bolts, rivets, and other fasteners, using power tools.
  • Aligns and joins structural assemblies, using transit, sight level, handtools, power tools, clamps, and fasteners.
  • Installs experimental parts and assemblies in prototype structure to verify accuracy of layout and assembly.
  • Tests functional performance of installed parts.
  • Confers with engineers to resolve fabrication and installation problems.
  • May fabricate or modify tooling, such as jigs, fixtures, templates, and form blocks.
  • May fabricate and assemble reduced-scale mockups of parts and assemblies.
  • May be designated by type of part or assembly developed.
Hydraulic & Plumbing Development Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Machinists

Job family population: 378,320

Estimated population of Hydraulic & Plumbing Development Mechanic jobs: 9,969

Rate of error: 0.9%

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...

Hydraulic & Plumbing Development Mechanic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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Our Client is a world-leading innovator in the development and manufacture of super abrasive ... Experience with hydraulic presses * Working knowledge of pneumatic systems and components
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May 8
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Sterling Engineering, Inc
Electrical, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, etc. * Bld Maintenance, Elect. Plumbing, HVAC, Carpentry etc. ... We reward employees' performance and provide career development which has encouraged many employees ...
Maintenance Mechanic (*2nd & 3rd Shift)
Apr 16
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
Kronos Foods
Plumbing * Welding * Hydraulics 3. 2-5 years' experience in maintenance in manufacturing ... We are proud to be driving innovation in core products and new product development, which is ...
Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic
Apr 11
Chicago, IL, USA
Lyons HR
... plumbing, mechanical, hydraulic, and structural components and accessories, using hand tools and power tools · Check for corrosion, distortion, and invisible cracks in the fuselage, wings, and tail ...
Building Maintenance (Non Union)
May 22
Woodstock, IL, USA
Hispanic Housing Development Corp
Hispanic Housing Development Corporation (HHDC) is seeking an experienced maintenance professional ... Perform a variety of preventative maintenance on mechanical systems. * Perform a wide range of ...
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