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Welding Machine Operator Electron Beam Salary
in Alabama, United States

$33,284 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$489

Average Bonus

Last updated: March 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welding Machine Operator Electron Beam is $33,284 a year and $16 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Welding Machine Operator Electron Beam is between $25,192 and $39,956. 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 electron beam welding machine to join metal workpieces according to specifications, applying knowledge of electron-beam welding: cleans and assembles part, using solvents, degreasing equipment, and press or oven.
  • Checks part for magnetic field, using gauss meter, and places part on automatic demagnetizer.
  • Selects holding fixture according to size and type of workpiece and installs fixture into welding position.
  • Selects target block and fastens block to fixture to make beam adjustments and prevent damage to equipment.
  • Turns on power supply and water cooling and air pumping systems.
  • Closes chamber door and activates pumping stages to create vacuum.
  • Reviews specifications or examines sample parts to determine equipment settings, applying knowledge of electron-beam welding and metal characteristics.
  • Adjusts current setting to heat filament or cathode and adjusts high voltage setting on anode.
  • Aligns target block in horizontal and lateral directions, using hand and foot controls.
  • Rotates polarized filter to darken image in optical viewing system.
  • Activates beam and adjusts anode voltage and beam current to regulate depth of weld.
  • Adjusts current to magnetic lens to focus beam in specific positions.
  • Moves workpiece under electron beam during welding, using handtools.
  • Turns off beam, opens chamber, and removes target block.
  • Inspects section of workpiece for depth of weld penetration, width of joining cracks, holes, and inclusions, using microscope.
  • Performs mechanical strength tests and records results.
  • Cleans weld chamber and replaces filament, using ha.
Welding Machine Operator Electron Beam 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 Electron Beam jobs: 1,557

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$38,586
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

Welding Machine Operator Electron Beam Job Listings for Alabama, United States

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 ...
CNC Machinist
Mar 20
Birmingham, AL, USA
Kamtek, Inc.
Operate CNC machine independently with minimal supervision. * Able to use a variety of controls and ... Tig & Mig welding and hand working parts of dies (heat treat of materials) * Sound understanding ...
Metal Fabricator Supervisor / Lead Machinist
Feb 6
Birmingham, AL, USA
Alabama Plate Cutting Co
... welding is highly preferred If you are an expert CNC machinist or expert laser operator no supervision experience required. Company Description APCCO has been in business for 36 years as a steel ...
Machinist - 4458158
Mar 8
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 ...
Production Assembly Honda
Mar 7
Lincoln, AL, USA
Elwood Staffing
Operating power tools * Painting * Welding * Possibility of operating manual and automatic ... Previous manufacturing, production, assembly, industrial machine operator, warehouse, logistics or ...
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