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Optical Instrument Assembler Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,899 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$450

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Optical Instrument Assembler is $34,899 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Optical Instrument Assembler is between $26,805 and $41,503. 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

Description:
  • Performs any combination of following duties to assemble optical instruments, such as telescopes, level-transits, and gunsights: reads work order, blueprints, and sketches to determine assembly procedure.
  • Cleans elements, using tissue, cleaning solution, and compressed air device.
  • Coats optical elements according to specifications optical-element coater.
  • Cements multiple lens assemblies together cementer.
  • Picks up element, using vacuum-holding device, and positions element in mounting seat of instrument housing.
  • Inserts and screws locking ring in housing to hold element in place.
  • Applies cement to rings to prevent loosening.
  • Assembles structural and mechanical parts of instrument according to blueprint specifications, using wrenches and screwdrivers.
  • Computes standard trigonometric formulas to determine distance of test target from instrument.
  • Positions target in darkroom tunnel and connects optical instrument to test devices, such as oscilloscope and collimator.
  • Sights instrument on target and reads dials to determine optical center of instrument lens and to verify specified focusing power.
  • Measures elements and instrument parts to verify dimensional specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Records inspection and test data.
  • May set up and operate lathe to modify instrument parts.
  • May paint instrument parts, using brush or spray gun.
  • May fill instrument housing with nitrogen gas to minimize corrosive effects on internal optical surfaces, using vacuum pump.
Optical Instrument Assembler Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Job family population: 30,100

Estimated population of Optical Instrument Assembler jobs: 1,497

Rate of error: 3.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$40,457
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

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Skills

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