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Wave Soldering Machine Operator Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$35,592 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Wave Soldering Machine Operator is $35,592 a year and $17 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Wave Soldering Machine Operator is between $33,279 and $42,147. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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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 Seattle, Washington, 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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About Seattle, Washington

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Wave Soldering Machine Operator Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Aerospace Machine Operator
May 21
Lynnwood, WA, USA
TERRA Staffing Group
Are you a machine operator looking to advance your career in the booming Aerospace industry ? An ... Soldering experience Experience with Surface-Mount Technology is a plus! This is a permanent ...
Antenna Engineer (Celluar/LTE)
May 31
Fresh Consulting
... machines. We've been growing fast and need someone to help us continue to manage the delivery of ... Experience with operator and certification requirements for Cellular, WIFI, BT and GPSEducation
Electro Mechanical Technician
Apr 11
Kent, WA, USA
Quest Integrity
Manual dexterity required for operating machinery and computers. * Experience performing accurate and detailed surface-mount soldering using a microscope preferred. * Proven ability to troubleshoot ...
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