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Wave Soldering Machine Operator Salary
in Idaho, United States

$27,920 (USD)

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Last updated: February 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Wave Soldering Machine Operator is $27,920 a year and $13 an hour in Idaho, United States. The average salary range for a Wave Soldering Machine Operator is between $21,587 and $33,062. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Idaho, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Controls wave-soldering machine or system to solder electronic components onto printed circuit boards (pcb's), according to processing specifications: reads production schedules and operations manuals and receives verbal instructions regarding sequential start up and operation of wave-soldering machine or system.
  • Moves controls to activate machine or equipment, such as preheater, lead wire cutter, wave-soldering units, and conveyors.
  • Adjusts controls of machines to regulate operating speed and temperature and height of flux, wax, and solder waves.
  • Verifies specific gravity of flux, using hydrometer.
  • Adjusts dimensions of conveyor pallets and rails used to hold and transport pcb's through wave-soldering process, using precision instruments and handtools.
  • Places loaded master pallet and production pallets on conveyor line of wave soldering machine or system and monitors pallets moving through process to verify that timing, temperatures, and dimensions are set according to standards.
  • Observes heat-sensitive color marks or strips placed on pcb's to verify boards have been preheated to specified temperatures.
  • Observes meters, gauges, and indicator lights to ensure that soldering of pcb's conforms to processing standards.
  • Examines samples of soldered boards to detect substandard soldering.
  • Discusses quality of soldering with supervisor and adjusts controls according to instructions.
  • Cleans parts and interiors of machines and replenishes fluids in machines and equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on machines and equipment, using handtools.
  • May return substandard boards to wo.
Wave Soldering Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Idaho, United States

Job family: Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job family population: 38,750

Estimated population of Wave Soldering Machine Operator jobs: 1,559

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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