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Structural Test Mechanic Salary

$44,250 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Structural Test Mechanic is $44,250 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Structural Test Mechanic is between $32,952 and $53,660. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Plans, lays out, constructs, modifies, tests, and maintains laboratory test equipment and related structural assemblies used to test experimental aircraft and space vehicle parts and assemblies, using precision instruments, handtools, power tools, and shop equipment: reads and interprets blueprints, engineering drawings, and sketches, or receives verbal instructions, to determine methods and sequence of operations to lay out and construct mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, or hydraulic test equipment and related structures.
  • Lays out and fabricates parts from assorted materials, such as aluminum, steel, wood, plastic, and graphite composites, using measuring instruments and shop equipment, such as saws, shears, drill presses, lathes, and routers.
  • Fits, aligns, and assembles parts, equipment, specialized test devices, and structural framework to build test units, using precision measuring instruments, such as transit and level, power tools, rivets, bolts, clamps, pins, and other fasteners.
  • Installs, or assists other workers in installing, test specimens in test equipment, using hoist, overhead crane, or related equipment.
  • Assists engineers in operating test equipment to obtain research data on performance of experimental parts and assemblies under varying operational conditions.
  • Diagnoses test equipment malfunctions and services and repairs equipment as required.
  • May repair test specimens damaged during testing to prepare item for retesting.
  • May specialize in constructing mechanical, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, or structural test equipment.
Structural Test Mechanic Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

Job family population: 131,590

Estimated population of Structural Test Mechanic jobs: 31,361

Rate of error: 1.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Structural Test Mechanic Job Listings for United States

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Apr 17
Prosper, TX, USA
Martin UAV LLC
Mechanical Design/Structural Engineer Job Description Martin UAV is actively building a team of ... the team in development, test and initial production efforts for a VTOL UAV. The successful ...
Range Structural Engineer
Jun 13
Panama City, FL, USA
SysCom Inc
Perform structural engineering activities including, design of test structure components and ... Perform a variety of mechanical and civil/structural/materials engineering design, drafting tasks ...
Aircraft Mechanic CH-47 Chinook prefer A&P
Jun 2
Fort Worth, TX, USA
DynCorp International
Participate in maintenance test flights and operation checks as required. * Perform other duties as ... Broad knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair. * Basic knowledge of ...
Crane Mechanic/Heavy Equipment
May 15
Grand Prairie, TX, USA
Thompson Pipe Group
Repair and replace damaged or worn parts. · Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or ... and structural members, using electric or gas welders and soldering tools. · Clean parts by ...
Engines Structural Engineer
Jun 19
Kent, United States
Productive Data Commercial Solutions
... support test and failure investigations Provide guidance to design engineers to improve the ... S. degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering and 2+ years of experience in structural analysis ...
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