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Straightening Press Operator Salary
in Birmingham, Alabama

$32,705 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$801

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Straightening Press Operator is $32,705 a year and $16 an hour in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Straightening Press Operator is between $24,920 and $39,127. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Straightening Press Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates power press equipped with pressure blocks or dies to straighten warped or bent metal objects, such as plates, structural castings, shapes, forgings, and shafts to specified dimensions: examines workpiece to locate defects, using such devices as straightedge, deflection gauge, template, and square.
  • Positions and locks specified pressure blocks, or die, into ram of machine, or positions shims under high spots of workpiece.
  • Lifts and positions workpiece into bed of machine manually or using jib or crane.
  • Starts ram which presses out bent or high spots of workpiece.
  • Reexamines and repositions workpiece, changing shims for each pass until workpiece conforms with specifications.
  • May turn levers or handwheels to adjust depth and pressure of ram.
  • May preheat metal, using heating furnace or hand torch and clean dies between pressings, using compressed air, oil, and brush.
  • May tend machine equipped with preset dies to bend metal to specified shapes.
  • May grind rough edges from finished workpiece, using portable hand grinder.
  • May be designated according to part straightened as barrel straightener ii; crankshaft straightener; gear straightener; or according to type press operated as gag-press straightener.
Straightening Press Operator Job Prevalence in Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Job family: Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Job family population: 365,300

Estimated population of Straightening Press Operator jobs: 1,633

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$37,914
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Birmingham ( BUR-ming-ham) is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. With an estimated 2018 population of 209,880, it is the most populous city in Alabama. Birmingham is the seat of Jefferson County, Alabama's most populous and fifth largest county. As of 2018, the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 1,151,801, making it the most populous in Alabama and 49th-most populous in the United States. Birmingham serves as an important regional hub and is associated with the Deep South, Piedmont, and Appalachian regions of the nation. Birmingham was founded in 1871...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Straightening Press Operator is $32,705 a year and $16 an hour in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Straightening Press Operator is between $24,920 and $39,127. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Straightening Press Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Birmingham, Alabama.

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