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Welding Machine Operator Gas Tungsten Arc Salary

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Salary Data for Welding Machine Operator Gas Tungsten Arc

$37,795 (USD)/yr

$18 (USD)/hr

$559 (USD)/yr

$37,387 (USD)/yr

$18 (USD)/hr

$559 (USD)/yr

Job 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.
The average welding machine operator gas tungsten arc salary in United States is $37,795 or an equivalent hourly rate of $18. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $559. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$28,568 (USD)

$45,409 (USD)

Education data not available for this job

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Salary Potential

$43,815 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Welding Machine Operator Gas Tungsten Arc will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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