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Diesel Engine Tester Salary
in Nebraska, United States

$36,200 (USD)

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Last updated: February 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Diesel Engine Tester is $36,200 a year and $17 an hour in Nebraska, United States. The average salary range for a Diesel Engine Tester is between $27,142 and $43,714. 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

  • Tests and examines operation of diesel engines and components, such as blowers and compressors, to determine performance using engineering specifications and test equipment.
  • Aligns and connects engine to test equipment, such as generator and motor control panel.
  • Connects oil, fuel, and waterlines to engine.
  • Attaches thermocouple wires to various parts of engine and records temperature readings of oil, water, and bearings from pyrometer.
  • Holds tachometer to turning shaft to determine engine revolutions per minute at various governor settings.
  • Measures pressures on compressors and blowers.
  • Replaces defective parts and adjusts settings on injection pumps, timing, fuel racks, and governor, using dial indicator, micrometer, feeler gauges, and hand tools.
  • Logs information for Engineering and Inspection Department.
  • May disassemble and repair power plant engines and perform field service work.
Diesel Engine Tester Job Prevalence in Nebraska, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Diesel Engine Tester jobs: 1,295

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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