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Diamond Driller Salary

$37,934 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$531

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 14, 2019

The average pay for a Diamond Driller is $37,934 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Diamond Driller is between $28,711 and $45,537. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Diamond Driller. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Description:
  • Drills minute channels in industrial diamonds for use in wire-drawing dies, using drill, lathe, and handtools: positions diamond in chuck of lathe equipped with diamond-charged wire (drilling point) or forms wax cup around diamond by hand, fills cup with diamond dust mixture, and inserts steel needle into lathe to act as drilling tool.
  • Regulates speed of revolutions and reciprocating action of drilling mechanism.
  • Advances cutting point of drill according to specifications covering depth and contour of channel, working to tolerance of 0.0001 inch.
  • Examines depth and shape of channel with microscope and regrinds point of drill.
  • Drills backout (hole drilled from opposite side of stone to meet channel) to prevent chipping surface of stone.
  • Laps inner wall of channel by means of machine that revolves stone as rotating wire or needle rocks back and forth in channel, working to hole diameter tolerance of 0.0000018 inch.
  • Tests accuracy of die hole by pulling specified length of wire through die and measuring its resistance in wheatstone bridge having readings translated into wire diameter or by taking a series of readings along length of wire with electronic micrometer.
  • Secures stone in metal mounting, using molten solder.
  • May drill cavity (spot) in face of stone to hold diamond dust mixture, by pressing pointed end of diamond chip against revolving stone, using pliers.
  • May be designated according to operation performed as finisher, fine-diamond dies.
Diamond Driller Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers

Job family population: 25,910

Estimated population of Diamond Driller jobs: 832

Rate of error: 4.0%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,975
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Diamond Driller Job Listings for United States

Geotechnical Driller
Dec 12
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Flexicrew Technical Services (FTS)
... air rotary and diamond bit coring techniques. In-situ testing techniques may include cone ... supplies onto trucks or drill rigs. · Prepare and review boring logs using Unified Soil ...
Driller - Gulf Of Mexico
Dec 13
Houston, United States
OilCareers
Driller Education : High School/Secondary Employment Type : Full Time Salaried Employee Location : Houston, Texas, United States No location/work authorization restrictions found. Offshore Drilling ...
Driller III
Dec 4
Springfield, United States
Intertek
The Driller will be performing drilling, entering reports and data gathered from tests and observations. The Driller I (Helper) will be supporting the Driller onsite. Duties: * Operate and maintain ...
Driller S/S
Dec 11
Groton, United States
General Dynamics Shared Resources
Selected applicant will be a Driller reporting to the Outside Machinist organization in the Groton Shipyard. D242 Drillers are responsible for all shipboard drilling tasks for submarine mechanical ...
Quarry Driller
Dec 4
Arvada, CO, USA
APC Construction Co
The Driller moves, sets up and operates drill and related equipment to facilitate the preparation of the blast area at the job site under the direction of the supervisor. SUPERVISION RECEIVED

The average pay for a Diamond Driller is $37,934 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Diamond Driller is between $28,711 and $45,537. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Diamond Driller. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Geotechnical Driller
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Baton Rouge, LA, USA
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... air rotary and diamond bit coring techniques. In-situ testing techniques may include cone ... supplies onto trucks or drill rigs. · Prepare and review boring logs using Unified Soil ...
Driller - Gulf Of Mexico
Dec 13
Houston, United States
OilCareers
Driller Education : High School/Secondary Employment Type : Full Time Salaried Employee Location : Houston, Texas, United States No location/work authorization restrictions found. Offshore Drilling ...
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