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Welding Machine Assembler Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$39,955 (USD)

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Last updated: May 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welding Machine Assembler is $39,955 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Welding Machine Assembler is between $30,241 and $47,964. 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

  • Installs electrical wiring and assembles components in control cabinets, electrical and industrial equipment, and related industrial apparatus, according to blueprints and wiring diagrams: squares, aligns, and assembles bases, sills, cabinet frames, or equipment structural components, on floor or floor plate, using jacks, clamps, squares, plumb line and dial indicator.
  • Lays out diagram for electrical installations according to wiring specifications.
  • Drills and taps holes in specified locations for mounting control units, using handtools and drill press.
  • Attaches breakers, relays, contactors, bus bars, transformers, insulators, regulator cabinets, condenser units, motor and generator sets, meters, plugging devices, and fuse blocks to mounting holes with bolts and screws, using wrenches, screwdrivers, and nut runners.
  • Cuts, strips, bends, and forms wire cable, conduit, pipe, and tubing used to connect circuits and subassemblies, using hacksaw, bandsaw, pipe cutters, and mechanical or hydraulic pipe or cable benders.
  • Connects color-coded wires, using mirrors in compact areas.
  • Solders connections and crimps connectors to wire ends, using soldering iron and pliers.
  • Tests and adjusts electrical assemblies, using electrician's handtools and test equipment.
  • Discusses errors in diagrams or production order with supervisor or engineer to clarify assembly problems.
  • May be designated according to unit assembled as assembler, dielectric heater; control-cabinet assembler; welding-machine assembler.
Welding Machine Assembler Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Job family population: 217,680

Estimated population of Welding Machine Assembler jobs: 15,229

Rate of error: 2.9%

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 2,705,994 (2018), 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...

Welding Machine Assembler Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Assembler/Machine Operator
May 8
Pingree Grove, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
Prepare and assemble materials and parts in a manufacturing production environment. * Move, process ... Welding experience is a plus. Pre-Employment Screening: Drug screen and background check required.
Job Processor
May 24
Chicago, IL, USA
Hi-Grade Welding & Manufacturing
Assemble and issue the job traveler packet to the planning department for final production planning. ... CNC Machining, Welding, Sheet Metal, etc.) needed. * Associates degree with primary course work in ...
Welder, Fabrication, and Assembly
May 24
Bolingbrook, IL, USA
Express Employment Professionals
... Welders (Mig experience preferred) * 2 ... Machine Maintenance Mechanic * 13 Solderers * 7 Mechanical Assemblers * 5 Industrial Painters * 17 ...
General Labor / Welder / Fabricator
May 15
Channahon, IL, USA
Northern Illinois Steel
The Welder will use specialized equipment to weld and assemble new metal forms. The position is for ... At Northern Illinois Steel we are a full service fabrication and machine shop. We are looking for ...
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic-Direct Hire
Apr 25
Skokie, IL, USA
CHASE Staffing
Assemble, install or repair wiring, electrical and electronic components, pipe systems and plumbing ... areas (Welding, Precision Machining, Machine Repair, Fabrication, Arc Flash) or demonstrates ...
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