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Chief Operator Salary
in Nebraska, United States

$57,297 (USD)

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Last updated: February 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Chief Operator is $57,297 a year and $28 an hour in Nebraska, United States. The average salary range for a Chief Operator is between $41,327 and $70,530. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Chief Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Nebraska, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Operates and controls chemical process equipment from instrumented control board or other control station.
  • Monitors recording instruments, flow meters, panel lights, and other indicators, and listens for warning signals to verify conformity of process conditions to plant standards of safety and efficiency.
  • Moves control settings or notifies Chemical Operator or other workers to make control adjustments on equipment units affecting speed of chemical reactions and quality and yield of product, using telephone or intercommunications system.
  • Notifies maintenance, stationary-engineering, and other auxiliary personnel to correct equipment malfunctions and adjust power, steam, water, or air supply as indicated.
  • Confers with technical and supervisory personnel to report or resolve conditions affecting safety, efficiency, and product quality.
  • Interprets chemical reactions visible through sight glasses or on television monitor and reviews laboratory test reports to determine need for process adjustments.
  • Inspects equipment for potential and actual hazards, wear, leaks, and other conditions requiring maintenance or shutdown.
  • Records instrument readings, process conditions, and other operating data in shift log, calculating material requirements or product yield as necessary from standard formulas.
  • Manually regulates or shuts down equipment during emergency situations, as directed by supervisory personnel.
  • May be designated according to product produced.
Chief Operator Job Prevalence in Nebraska, United States

Job family: Chemical Plant and System Operators

Job family population: 30,290

Estimated population of Chief Operator jobs: 5,030

Rate of error: 4.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Chief Operator Job Listings for Nebraska, United States

Virtual Law Firm Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Remote Role
Jan 25
Omaha, NE, USA
Small Law Firm Recruiting
Owners of large law firms have the benefit of a Managing Partner (or Chief Executive Officer) and a Chief Operating Officer, among others, to drive the creation, review and continual improvement of ...
Machine Operator/Material Handler
Jan 11
Kearney, NE, USA
Associated Staffing
Machine Operators Hours: 1st shift Pay: $13.50-15.00/hour RESPONSIBILITIES: * Sets up and runs an ... From temporary workers to a direct hire CEO, we offer services to meet your needs. We have placed ...
Horizontal Drilling Bore Operator/Locators - Relocation to California
Feb 13
Omaha, NE, USA
Local Specialty Construction Company
We are looking for experienced operators and locators. Small underground construction company has multiple projects around the Bay Area Requirements and Experience - Must have a valid DL (clean ...
Operator - BSW/Drops - Omaha, NE
Jan 18
Omaha, NE, USA
TelCom Construction
Operating equipment * Digging trenches * Cable handling * Locating utilities * Ability to provide basic service in equipment * Carrying and loading materials to be used on the job * Performing site ...
Territory Development Operator
Jan 16
Lincoln, NE, USA
Exteriors Direct
Exteriors Direct's business model is to operate as a low overhead, knowledgeable online building material dealer who services their territory by looking for builders, contractors and developers to ...
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