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Plant Machinist Salary
in San Diego, California

$57,883 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Plant Machinist is $57,883 a year and $28 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Plant Machinist is between $42,339 and $70,840. 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

  • Repairs and maintains in operating condition mechanical elements of generators, waterwheels, water-inlet and floodgate controls, valves, and piping in hydroelectric generating station.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools to repair or reproduce machine parts and fittings, working from blueprints or defective part.
Plant Machinist Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Job family population: 341,260

Estimated population of Plant Machinist jobs: 30,427

Rate of error: 0.9%

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...

Plant Machinist Job Listings for San Diego, California

Maintenance Mechanic B
May 29
San Diego, CA, USA
To perform preventative maintenance on all plant machinery and equipment to make periodic inspections. Must have complete knowledge of industrial mechanics and have industrial electrical (pneumatic ...
Jun 3
El Cajon, CA, USA
Western Staffing Solutions
We have a local reputable client seeking a PLANT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN for a temporary assignment ... machinery) experience - SHIFT starts at 6:00 AM Monday through Friday with possible Saturday ...
Machine Operators (All Shifts Available, $14-$14.75 hr.)
Apr 19
Vista, CA, USA
Express Employment Professionals - Van Allen Way, CA
Oversee and coordinate plant operations and activities * Troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely fashion * Load and unload equipment and materials * Provide innovative solutions to improve plant ...
Production Equipment Specialist
May 31
San Diego, CA, USA
Frontier Technology Inc.
Identify specialized training requirements and associated costs for Industrial Plant Equipment (IPE ... Mechanical, Electrical, Machinist, Hull Technician/Damage Control man. * Nuclear and/or Submarine ...
EH&S Specialist
Jun 17
San Marcos, CA, USA
Hocking International Laboratories
Areas of responsibility include making sure plant floor safety practices are followed, insuring ... safety audits on all machinery as instructed by management. · Ensure proper equipment ...
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