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Test Equipment Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$46,622 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Test Equipment Mechanic is $46,622 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Test Equipment Mechanic is between $34,719 and $56,537. 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

  • 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.
Test Equipment Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

Job family population: 131,590

Estimated population of Test Equipment Mechanic jobs: 31,361

Rate of error: 1.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Test Equipment Mechanic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

GSE Mechanic - Diesel Mechanic - Heavy Equipment Mechanic
May 21
Chicago, IL, USA
Summary dnata is looking for an airport ground service equipment mechanic- heavy equipment ... Technician must own and maintain required personal tools and test equipment to perform their job
HVAC Refrigeration Mechanic II
Apr 30
Green Oaks, IL, USA
Abbott Laboratories
... and test equipment including vacuum and pressure gauges, leak detectors, torque wrenches, multi ... Does mechanical overhauls and performs preventive maintenance work on all types of plant HVAC ...
Diesel Mechanic
May 23
Blue Island, IL, USA
North America Central School Bus, LLC
IMMEDIATE OPENING - Experienced Diesel Mechanic needed in Chicago South, IL to work on school bus ... Oils and greases vehicles; changes filters. 5) Test drives repaired equipment. 6) Performs limited ...
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
U.S. Army Recruiting -Chicago Batallion
Maintain common/special tools and equipment * Troubleshoot equipment and diagnose repairs ... of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for ...
Maintenance Mechanic
May 17
Waukegan, IL, USA
Henry Broch Foods
Maintenance Mechanic is primarily responsible for care and maintenance of all property and ... equipment failures, diagnose problems, replace and repair, detect and replace defective items, test ...
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