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Welding Machine Operator Arc Salary
in Alabama, United States

$33,710 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$499

Average Bonus

Last updated: March 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welding Machine Operator Arc is $33,710 a year and $16 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Welding Machine Operator Arc is between $25,480 and $40,501. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Sets up and operates arc welding machine that welds together parts of fabricated metal products, as specified by blueprints, layouts, welding procedures, and operating charts: welds flat, cylindrical, or irregular parts that may be clamped, tack-welded, or otherwise positioned.
  • May position weld line parallel to carriage.
  • Turns cranks or pushes buttons to align electrode on welding head over weld joint to weld linear joints, or adjust length of radial arm to position electrode over weld joint when welding radial joints.
  • Clamps cylindrical workpieces onto turning rolls under stationary head to weld circular joints.
  • Threads specified electrode wire from reel through feed rolls and welding head.
  • Turns welding head to set specified angle of electrode.
  • May fill hopper with specified flux and direct nozzle or gravity feed over weld line, or adjust shielding gas or gas mixture flow rate.
  • Turns knobs to set current, voltage, and slope, and synchronize feed of wire and flux with speed of welding action.
  • May set limit switch which automatically stops machine at end of weld.
  • Starts machine and observes meters and gauges, or observes welding action for compliance with procedures.
  • Visually examines welds for adherence to specifications.
  • May grind welded surfaces for penetrant test.
  • Adjusts machine setup to vary size, location, and penetration of bead.
  • May install track template to weld irregularly shaped seams.
  • May make trial run before welding and record setup and operating data.
  • May layout, fit, and tack workpieces together.
  • May preheat workpiece, using hand torch or heating furnace.
Welding Machine Operator Arc Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

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

Job family population: 38,750

Estimated population of Welding Machine Operator Arc jobs: 1,538

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$39,080
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

Welding Machine Operator Arc Job Listings for Alabama, United States

CNC Plasma Arc Cutter Operator
Mar 19
Birmingham, AL, USA
People HR
We are seeking a CNC Plasma Arc Cutter Operator to become an integral part of our team! This ... Previous experience in welding, manufacturing, or other related fields * Familiarity with welding ...
Welders & Machinists
Feb 28
Birmingham, AL, USA
AIDT
Steward Machine engineers, manufactures, and tests specialized equipment and components for use in ... Must achieve/retain FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) or a SMAW (Sheet Metal Arc Welding) tests
Machinist/CNC Operators - 4403529
Jan 29
Clanton, AL, USA
Automation Personnel Services
Starts and observes machine operation to detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining, and ... May operate welding equipment to cut or weld parts. May develop specifications from general ...
Press Brake Operator
Jan 25
Munford, AL, USA
Alabama Specialty Products, Inc.
Press Brake Operator - 2 needed Sets up and operates CNC press brake machine to bend, form, notch, punch, arc or straighten metal or structural shapes as specified by job travelers, blueprints ...
Maintenance Technician
Mar 12
Clanton, AL, USA
Elwood Staffing
Works to repair and return to safe mechanical operation - production machinery and equipment ... General Welding experience - Mig, Tig, Arc & Oxy-acetylene * Boiler experience and PLC experience ...
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