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Welding Machine Operator Gas Metal Arc Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$40,085 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$593

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welding Machine Operator Gas Metal Arc is $40,085 a year and $19 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Welding Machine Operator Gas Metal Arc is between $30,299 and $48,160. 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

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 Gas Metal Arc Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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

Job family population: 38,750

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

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$46,469
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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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 2,716,450 (2017), 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 Operator Gas Metal Arc Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Roll Forming Machine Operator/Set up
Apr 27
Chicago, IL, USA
Johnson Bros. Roll Forming Co.
Roll Forming Machine Operator/Setup Metal Roll Forming Co. in Berkeley, IL (near Hillside) seeks skilled full time Roll forming machine operator /set-up person. · Experience preferred but not ...
Machine Operator
May 17
Franklin Park, IL, USA
Randstad USA -Chicago
You will be operating a press-brake machine doing metal fabrication. Job Skills: * Some machine operation experience would be a big plus! * Some experience working with metal would be a huge plus
Machine Operator / Fabricator
May 21
Elmhurst, IL, USA
Crown Services, Inc. - Chicago - West
Machine Operator / Fabricator Responsibilities: * Take measurements with ruler * Read blueprints ... Spot Welding Work hours are 1st shift, 6am - 230pm Monday-Friday Pay is between $16-$22/hour based ...
Multi Machine Operator - Plastics
Apr 29
East Chicago, IN, USA
Masis Professional Group
A great machine operator needs to possess manual dexterity and an eye for detail. They must also ... Knowledge of the properties of metal and other material, plastics or polyurethanes a plus * Several ...
2nd Shift Machine Operator
Apr 29
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
McNichols
... Metals, Wire Mesh and Designer Metals, as well as a complete line of Metal Grating and Flooring ... All uniforms, steel toed boots, welding gear, and safety equipment is provided in a clean, safe ...
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