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Water Treatment Plant Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$55,236 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Water Treatment Plant Mechanic is $55,236 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Water Treatment Plant Mechanic is between $40,515 and $67,543. 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).
Water Treatment Plant Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Job family population: 341,260

Estimated population of Water 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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About Chicago, Illinois

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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...

Water Treatment Plant Mechanic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Waste Water Treatment Operator - 2nd shift
May 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Fareva Morton Grove
Performs all operations necessary to operate the liquid waste treatment plant including all start ... Must have good mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity. * Must be able to read piping schematics ...
Maintenance Mechanic
May 24
Chicago, IL, USA
The Maintenance Engineer (Mechanic) is responsible for the overall maintenance of all equipment. ... and water treatment systems in entire plant * Complete all necessary documentation as described ...
Water Treatment Operator / Water Treatment Plants Technician
May 17
Blue Island, IL, USA
Arete Technologies inc
... mechanical, electrical and controls troubleshooting on equipment such as valves, air compressors, ejectors, process pumps, blowers, and instrumentation -Create and maintain site paperwork, and ...
Reverse osmosis / Chemical handler / Chemical Mixer / Water treatment
May 24
East Chicago, IN, USA
Arete Technologies inc
... out mechanical, electrical and controls troubleshooting on equipment such as valves, air ... water treatment equipment including UF/MBR Working experience with PLC control systems, PLC ...
Sr. Water/Wastewater Process Engineer - Naperville, IL
Mar 22
Naperville, IL, USA
Donohue & Associates, Inc.
... and mechanical piping, and related valves and process equipment. * Positive team- and client ... Engineering News Record ranks Donohue a Top 20 Wastewater Treatment Plant Design Firm. Donohue ...
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