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Soldering Machine Operator Automatic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$32,228 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Soldering Machine Operator Automatic is $32,228 a year and $15 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Soldering Machine Operator Automatic is between $24,983 and $38,098. 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

  • Sets up and operates thermal brazing machine which bonds components of fabricated metal products as specified by work orders, blueprints, and data charts: selects torch tips, braze alloy, and flux, according to type and thickness of metal, data charts, or previous brazing record.
  • Screws tips to torches.
  • Positions and clamps torches at specified distance and angle to workpiece.
  • Aligns and clamps holding fixtures to machine bed, table, or conveyor, using rule, square, and handtools.
  • Aligns and clamps workpieces into fixtures.
  • Fills hoppers with flux and positions spout to direct flow, or manually brushes flux onto seams of workpieces.
  • Loads reel of brazing wire onto machine holder and threads end through automatic feed rolls.
  • Positions preformed pieces of braze alloy along seams of workpiece, or manually applies alloy to seams during brazing.
  • Connects hoses from oxygen and fuel gas cylinders to regulator valves and torches.
  • Turns valves to start flow of gases, lights torch, and adjusts mixture to obtain flame of desired size and color.
  • Turns knobs to synchronize movement of conveyor, rotary table, or oscillating carriage with feed of wire, flux, and brazing action.
  • Starts machine which moves workpiece to flame or moves torch to workpiece to melt alloy into seam.
  • Moves workpiece away from machine to cool.
  • Removes and examines finished pieces for defective seams.
  • May dip pieces into water or acid bath to cool and clean them.
  • May operate machine which automatically moves pieces before air jet or into cooling chamber.
  • May manipulate levers or crank to control movement of machine.
Soldering Machine Operator Automatic 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 Soldering Machine Operator Automatic jobs: 3,778

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Soldering Machine Operator Automatic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

SMT Machine Operator
May 5
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
M-Wave International
... Solder machine, Vitronics and Seho wave solder machines. 1. Read verification sheets, assembly ... Previous electronic/machine operator experience a preferred. Looking for motivated self starter.
SMT (Surface Mount Technology) Machine Operator - ISO Custom Electronics Manufacturer (HP#319592)
May 4
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
Barton Staffing Solutions
Wave Solder * Conformal Coating * AOI * Hand soldering * Previous SMT Machine Operator Experience * ISO Experience 9000/9001 preferred Apply NOW by Clicking on "Apply Now" Or Call us at (630) 213 ...
Screw Machine Operator
Apr 9
Glendale Heights, IL, USA
Elgen Staffing
Our candidate of choice will be responsible for setting up and operating single or multiple spindle lathe type screw machines equipped with automatic indexing and feeding mechanisms to machine metal ...
Machine Operator Assembler
Mar 26
North Aurora, IL, USA
FlexiCorps, Inc
Operate Semi-Automatic Machinery which makes wire rope * Assemble cable wire by hand * Work with wire rope, cutting and coiling * Follow detailed assembly instructions, processes and procedures
Machine Operator
Mar 13
Aurora, IL, USA
FlexiCorps, Inc
Operate Semi-Automatic Machinery which makes wire rope * Assemble cable wire by hand * Work with wire rope, cutting and coiling * Follow detailed assembly instructions, processes and procedures
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