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Drilling Machine Operator Salary
in Nebraska, United States

$38,821 (USD)

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Last updated: April 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Drilling Machine Operator is $38,821 a year and $19 an hour in Nebraska, United States. The average salary range for a Drilling Machine Operator is between $28,909 and $47,076. 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 mobile drilling machine to drill blastholes horizontally in underground mine or in face of strip mine: drives machine into room where coal, salt, or ore has been undercut.
  • Measures undercuttings with steel rod to determine depth of undercut and location of holes to be drilled.
  • Marks hole locations and boundaries of cut on ribs and face, using chalk.
  • Moves controls to position drill.
  • Starts drill and advances it into rib or face to specified depth.
  • Repositions machine to drill additional holes in specified pattern.
  • Observes electric power cable when moving machine to avoid damage to cable.
  • May drill blastholes in roof to prepare for blasting.
Drilling Machine Operator Job Prevalence in Nebraska, United States

Job family: Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Job family population: 11,030

Estimated population of Drilling Machine Operator jobs: 920

Rate of error: 4.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Drilling Machine Operator Job Listings for Nebraska, United States

Machine Operator
Mar 27
Omaha, NE, USA
Advance Services Inc
We are looking to fill Machine Operator positions on both shifts: * 1st Shift - 6:30 am - 5:00 pm ... Knowledge on how to use calipers, drill press and read a blue print is preferred. This customer ...
Assembler/Machine Operator
Mar 26
David City, NE, USA
Timpte, Inc.
Timpte is currently looking for Assemblers/Machine Operators for its David City facility. Benefits ... Drill, rivet, huck, caulk, build fasten and assemble. * Place parts and assemblies in jigs and ...
Fabricating Production
Apr 9
Lindsay, NE, USA
Essential Personnel, Inc.
... operating machines such as; plasma cutters, saws, drill press, etc. Preferred candidate will have experience using handle tools and mechanical machinery. This candidate must be a quick-learner, be ...
Maintenance Mechanic
Feb 11
Seward, NE, USA
KapStone Paper and Packaging
WestRock's 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and ... small machinery (lathe, drill press, welding equipment) * Must have at least one full year of ...
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