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Welding Machine Operator Plasma Arc Salary
in Arizona, United States

$35,426 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welding Machine Operator Plasma Arc is $35,426 a year and $17 an hour in Arizona, United States. The average salary range for a Welding Machine Operator Plasma Arc is between $26,777 and $42,563. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Arizona, United States.

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Job Summary

  • 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.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Welding Machine Operator Plasma Arc Job Listings for Arizona, United States

Industrial Maintenance Technician
Jan 12
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Shamrock Foods
Diagnose machine malfunction and determine need for adjustment or repair. Reports any problems to ... practices of ARC and MIG welding equipment to include; OXY/ACETYLENE, and PLASMA welding and ...
Jan 21
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Premier Staffing Source, Inc.
Operate/maintain metal fabrication machines such as brakes, shears, rolls, drills, saws, punches ... Skills required: • using various welding equipment, including oxyacetylene, electric arc, heliarc ...
Cement Terminal Operator
Nov 28
Casa Grande, United States
Duties: • Inspect all machinery and equipment for defects daily • Use dollies, hoist, and ... some welding; perform cutting and heating with Oxygen & Acetylene Equipment • Perform other ...
Warehouse Jobs - Assembly, Machining, and Distribution - Immediate
Oct 30
Tolleson, AZ, USA
Becoming a Veryable operator is a great way to earn money on any schedule (part-time, full-time, ... Welding, Driving, Engineering, Admin and General Labor. Why Veryable? * Location - throughout ...
Frito-Lay Maintenance Mechanic - $26.27-$28.85/hour - 228507
Dec 11
Casa Grande, AZ, USA
Welding * Machining * Electronics If your experience or education includes wiring 480V 3-phase ... In addition to performing scheduled maintenance on operating equipment of the facility, you will