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Treatment Plant Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$55,227 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Treatment Plant Mechanic is $55,227 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Treatment Plant Mechanic is between $40,508 and $67,533. 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

  • Maintains and repairs machines and equipment used to process and distribute water for human consumption and industrial use: dismantles, or partially dismantles electric motors, turbines, pumps, hydraulic valves, chlorinators, limers, meters, gauges, and other equipment, to gain access to or remove faulty parts, using hand and power tools, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, and hoists.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts.
  • Inspects machines and equipment periodically, lubricating moving parts, or replacing worn parts to prevent breakdown or malfunctioning.
  • May operate plant equipment to process and distribute water water-treatment-plant operator (waterworks).
Treatment Plant Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Job family population: 341,260

Estimated population of Treatment Plant Mechanic jobs: 37,013

Rate of error: 0.9%

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...

Treatment Plant Mechanic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Maintenance Mechanic
May 2
Naperville, USA
Job Juncture, Inc.
Meet plant objectives in safety, quality, cost and customer care * Follow safety rules and ... Waste water treatment experience * Knowledge of Welding; Mig Tig, Oxy, Acc, Brazing and SMAW (Stick ...
Maintenance Mechanic - $28 / hr
May 15
Carol Stream, IL, USA
A heat treating service provider in Carol Stream, IL is looking for an experienced maintenance ... and all plant equipment . Analyzing and solving electrical and mechanical problems limiting ...
Certified Maintenance Mechanic
Mar 31
Kankakee, IL, USA
Keep machinery, equipment, and plant structure in operating condition, including but not limited to ... Perform minor service to the boiler such as replacing gauges, controls, and adding water treatment ...
Maintenance Mechanical Engineer (Chicago, IL)
Mar 7
Chicago, IL, USA
... water treatment systems in entire plant Complete all necessary documentation as described under company guidelines. Must comply with all company safety rules and policies Must be able safely and ...
Electrical Engineer
Mar 14
Rosemont, IL, USA
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Our Mechanical/Electrical Group focuses on a wide range of projects including roadway/site lighting ... treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant projects or manufacturing, industrial and/or ...
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