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Pipe Cleaning & Priming Machine Operator Salary
in San Diego, California

$54,527 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Pipe Cleaning & Priming Machine Operator is $54,527 a year and $26 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Pipe Cleaning & Priming Machine Operator is between $40,106 and $66,566. 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

  • Operates pipe cleaning and priming machine to clean rust, scale, and dirt from pipelines, and to apply prime coating of hot asphalt: selects cleaning and priming head to fit pipe and bolts them to machine-driven pulley.
  • Bolts scraping knives and steel wire brushes to inside of cleaning head and bristle brushes inside priming head.
  • Adjusts spring tension on knives and brushes with handtools.
  • Signals tractor operator to lift and slide pipe cleaning and priming machine over end of pipe.
  • Starts engine and moves levers to rotate cleaning and priming heads around pipe, and to propel machine along pipeline.
  • Opens valve to start flow of hot asphalt coating onto pipe surfaces.
  • May operate machine to remove heavy deposits of scale, rust, or other foreign matter from pipes preparatory to cleaning and coating and be designated pipe-cleaning-machine operator.
Pipe Cleaning & Priming Machine Operator Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Solar Photovoltaic Installers

Job family population: 9,000

Estimated population of Pipe Cleaning & Priming Machine Operator jobs: 214

Rate of error: 10.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About San Diego, California

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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...

Pipe Cleaning & Priming Machine Operator Job Listings for San Diego, California

Machine Operator 3rd Shift - Urgent
May 24
San Diego, CA, USA
Machine Operator - 3rd Shift Our client, a leading manufacturer in the Poway area, is seeking a ... Maintains the work area and equipment in clean orderly condition and follows prescribed safety ...
2nd shift - Punch Machine Operator
Jun 10
Carlsbad, CA, USA
... clean work area, machines, tools and equipment. · Required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to ... operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. · Ability to write routine reports ...
Machine Operator Second Shift (12346148)
May 26
San Marcos, CA, USA
Everest Recruiting
... Operator to work the 2nd shift (3p - 11:30p) . Please read through the details of the job ... Cleans assigned machines as directed. During cleanup activities, looks for indications of machine ...
Machine Operator - 1st shift
Jun 18
Vista, CA, USA
Responsible for operating the tube and/or bottle filling machines per Manufacturing Instructions ... Responsible for cleaning machines per set schedule or Manufacturing Instructions. * Operates ...
Machine Operator/ Aerostructures Technician- 1st Shift
Apr 18
Valley Center, CA, USA
... machines as required. * 4. Read, understand and follow set-up instructions and planning. * 5. ... clean and organized work area. 11. Follow all company safety practices and policies. 12. Maintain ...
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