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Welding Machine Operator Gas Salary
in Alabama, United States

$33,455 (USD)

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Last updated: March 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welding Machine Operator Gas is $33,455 a year and $16 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Welding Machine Operator Gas is between $25,321 and $40,195. 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

  • Sets up and operates oxy-fuel-gas-welding machine to weld metal parts, according to work order, blueprints, layout, and operating charts: clamps workpieces into holding fixture on machine bed, movable carriage, or turntable.
  • Positions and clamps or bolts welding torch onto overhead carriage, radial arm, or into stationary fixture at specified angle and distance from workpiece.
  • Turns cranks to align torch with weld line.
  • Selects torch tip, filler wire, and flux, according to charts or thickness and type of metal.
  • Fills hoppers with flux and positions spout over weld line.
  • Places reel of filler wire onto spindle and threads end through feed rolls to welding seam.
  • Connects hoses from torch to regulator valves and cylinders of oxygen and fuel gas.
  • Turns regulator valves to start flow of gases, lights torch, and adjusts gas mixture and pressure to obtain flame of desired size and color.
  • Turns knobs to synchronize movement of torch or workpiece, feed of flux and filler with welding action, and sets switch to stop machine at end of weld.
  • Starts machine, observes welding action, and examines weld for defects.
  • Adjusts machine setup to vary bead size and other weld characteristics.
  • May record setup and operating data.
  • May reweld defective joints, using handtorch.
  • May preheat workpiece in furnace.
  • May lay out, fit, and tack-weld workpieces together.
  • May operate machine equipped with two or more welding torches.
  • May remove surplus flux, slag, and splatter, using wirebrush, portable grinder, and hand scraper.
Welding Machine Operator Gas 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 Gas jobs: 1,769

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Welding Machine Operator Gas Job Listings for Alabama, United States

Plasma Machine Operator - 4376131
Jan 9
Alabaster, AL, USA
Automation Personnel Services
Select and install torch tip and computes gas pressure and mixture, and speed of cut, according to type and thickness of metal, data charts, or record of previous cuts. Ability to tilt angle of torch ...
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 ...
Class A or B CDL Driver - Signing Bonus Available
Mar 14
Birmingham, AL, USA
Gas and Supply
Loading, unloading and sorting of cylinders Safely operating a truck, liftgate and knuckle-boom ... Description Gas and Supply is a privately owned industrial distributor of welding equipment and ...
Welder (Position Travels)
Feb 19
Birmingham, AL, USA
Ability and skill to operate torches, tips, hoses, soldering irons, brazing irons, welding machines, metal clips, acids, salts, electrical conductors, pressure regulators and gas cylinders that ...
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 ...
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