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Side Seam Tender Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$38,602 (USD)

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Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Side Seam Tender is $38,602 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Side Seam Tender is between $29,296 and $46,261. 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

  • Tends welding, brazing, or soldering equipment that joins metal components of products, such as auto, aircraft, and jewelry parts, brackets, panels, housings, and electric circuit boards: lifts metal parts and loads in welding, brazing, or soldering machine.
  • Moves lever to lock parts in position.
  • Presses foot controls or pushes buttons to start machine which automatically welds, brazes, or solders, and unloads parts onto conveyor.
  • Observes operation of machine to detect malfunctioning, and reports malfunctions to machine setter or supervisor.
  • Inspects joined components for defects.
  • May unload parts from machine and place on conveyor.
  • May clean metal parts, using wire brush.
  • May tend machine that solders tin can bodies and be designated side-seam tender (welding).
  • May tend machine that welds ends of wire together to form continuous coil and be designated wire-drawing-machine tender (welding).
  • May be designated spot welder (welding).
  • Variations are based on type of machine tended, such as resistance-welding machine, cold-welding machine, soldering/brazing machine, diffusion-welding machine, or laser-beam machine.
Side Seam Tender Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 38,750

Estimated population of Side Seam Tender jobs: 2,411

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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