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Metal Fabricator Helper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$33,635 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Metal Fabricator Helper is $33,635 a year and $16 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Metal Fabricator Helper is between $25,971 and $39,863. 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

  • Assists Metal Fabricator in fabricating and assembling boilers and steel plate vessels, such as tanks and vats, by performing any combination of the following duties.
  • Tends machines, such as drill press, punch press, and boring mill to drill, punch, and ream metal stock for boiler parts.
  • Tends power shears to cut plate to size and shape.
  • Grinds welded joints, seams, and other irregular areas to smooth boiler surfaces, using portable and pedestal grinders.
  • Wraps blanket of spun glass around shell to insulate boiler and tacks blanket to shell surface, using stud welding gun.
  • Operates sandblasting machine to clean tank surfaces prior to painting or coating sandblaster.
  • Moves and positions materials at work site with help of other workers, using overhead bridge crane or dolly.
  • Removes casing, grates, and grate rigging from boiler prior to repair of boiler and reassembles them after repair, using hand tools.
  • Performs other duties described under helper.
Metal Fabricator Helper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Job family population: 77,600

Estimated population of Metal Fabricator Helper jobs: 527

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Metal Fabricator Helper Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Sheet Metal Layout Designer - Autocad and/or Solidworks 19-00329
Apr 29
Zion, IL, USA
ESPO Engineering Corp
... a custom metal fabricator specializing in stainless steel and a leading provider of custom ... Apply now and see why so many professionals choose ESPO to help advance their careers. To view ...
Scheduler/Customer Service Representative
Apr 15
Libertyville, IL, USA
Laser Precision
Previous scheduling, project coordination and or procurement experience would be helpful but is not ... As a contract metal fabricator, our extended supply chain services range from design collaboration ...
Inside Sales Specialist
Apr 11
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
... fabricator of "Hole Products," including Perforated and Expanded Metals, Wire Mesh and Designer ... Partner with outside sales managers to help drives sales and improved customer service * Other ...
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