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Mechanic Experimental Structural Assembly Salary
in San Diego, California

$45,908 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Mechanic Experimental Structural Assembly is $45,908 a year and $22 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Mechanic Experimental Structural Assembly is between $34,327 and $55,531. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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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.
Mechanic Experimental Structural Assembly Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Machinists

Job family population: 378,320

Estimated population of Mechanic Experimental Structural Assembly jobs: 9,969

Rate of error: 0.9%

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Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

Mechanic Experimental Structural Assembly Job Listings for San Diego, California

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S.) in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, and possibly a Masters or Doctorate. Preference will be ... Experiments with and analyzes different materials, manufacturing processes, design tolerances and ...
Senior Engineer - Mechanical
Apr 5
San Diego, CA, USA
Resolving assembly and equipment challenges on semi/full automation equipment as well as DFM ... Experiments. * Understands and can apply statistical tools used to assist in development and ...
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Apr 5
San Diego, CA, USA
... experimentation, and other risk identification and mitigation activities. Working as a member of a ... Conducts tolerance analysis and produces component and assembly level specifications. * Captures ...
Cable Assembler
May 8
San Diego, CA, USA
PEAK Technical Staffing USA
Operates lab and experimental equipment; collects and summarizes data. * Cleans, adjusts and ... Performs complex but repetitive tasks in preparation for electronic and/or mechanical assembly.
Senior Engineer - Process Development
Apr 5
San Diego, CA, USA
... design, and experimentation. This position will transfer and scale up new products from R&D. ... Implement, characterize, and optimize processes, mechanical tests, and fixtures/jigs for assembly ...
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