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Life Tester Outboard Motors Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$41,770 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Life Tester Outboard Motors is $41,770 a year and $20 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Life Tester Outboard Motors is between $31,445 and $50,313. 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

  • Tests operation of outboard motor in tank and repairs, adjusts, or replaces parts according to specifications and engineering requirements, using measuring instruments and handtools: lowers motor on test frame into water tank, using chain hoist, and inspects wiring, screws, plugs, and assemblies for missing or broken parts.
  • Starts motor and listens to and inspects it for signs of malfunctioning, such as smoke, excessive vibration, and misfiring.
  • Holds tachometer against turning shaft and reads revolutions per minute.
  • Verifies timing of cam gears, idle gear, and flywheel, using stroboscope.
  • Turns regulating screws on carburetor to adjust idle speed, choke, and high-low speed.
  • Sets starter lock and aligns shift lever shaft with indicated marks for speeds, using gauges, screwdrivers, and wrenches.
  • Measures voltage, amperage, and polarity, using ammeter, voltmeter, and polarity gauge.
  • Idles motor and observes thermometer to determine effectiveness of cooling system.
  • Writes test report to indicate acceptance or reason for rejection of motor.
  • Oils carburetor.
  • Stamps identification number on motor, using hammer and metal stamping equipment.
  • May test specific aspects of engine performance, such as fuel consumption, compression, and power output, and recommend modifications to improve engine performance and be designated life tester, outboard motors.
Life Tester Outboard Motors Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians

Job family population: 21,160

Estimated population of Life Tester Outboard Motors jobs: 5,754

Rate of error: 3.7%

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...

Life Tester Outboard Motors Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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May 20
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Omron Automotive Electronics
Liaise with sub-contractors to implement production testing and training of local support personnel. ... Experience in the complete product test development life cycle * Experience with Automotive ...
Maintenance Technician
Mar 28
North Chicago, IL, USA
INSTAFF: A Division of BG Staffing, INC.
... checking motors, voltage and testing. Ability to operate lathe, drill press, grinder, milling ... and life insurance available for employee and family Want the fastest response from us? Upon ...
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