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Machinist Automotive Salary
in Nebraska, United States

$41,931 (USD)

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Last updated: February 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Machinist Automotive is $41,931 a year and $20 an hour in Nebraska, United States. The average salary range for a Machinist Automotive is between $31,011 and $51,018. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Machinist Automotive. 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

  • Repairs automotive engine parts or auxiliary units, such as transmission, differential, springs, or brakes, by setting up and operating variety of general or specialized metalworking machines, applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, and machine procedures.
  • Operates lathe to machine water-pump castings, piston heads, valves, and other automotive parts.
  • Clamps piston in carriage of piston-grinding-and-turning machine to grind piston heads to fit cylinders.
  • Adjusts grinding wheel to make cut of specified depth.
  • Clamps valves in position on grinding wheel to grind seating surfaces of valves, moving levers to achieve required depth of cut.
  • Operates boring machine to machine internal surfaces of cylinders in engine block.
  • Cleans parts, before and after machining, in agitator-type cleaning tank to remove grease, rust stains, and foreign matters.
  • Operates lathe, boring, or honing machine to refinish internal surfaces of bearings and connecting rods.
  • Verifies dimensions, using measuring instruments, such as micrometers, calipers, and height gauges to ensure adherence to tolerance specifications.
  • May grind metal surfaces of engine block or other parts, using portable or bench grinders.
  • May spray worn or gouges parts with molten aluminum, zinc, or other metal to build up parts.
  • May examine parts for fractures, using magnaflux test equipment.
  • May repair cracks in engine head and other vehicle parts with arc or gas welding equipment.
  • May operate drum lathe to resurface brake drums.
  • May repair and resurface leaf.
Machinist Automotive Job Prevalence in Nebraska, United States

Job family: Machinists

Job family population: 378,320

Estimated population of Machinist Automotive jobs: 12,095

Rate of error: 0.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Machinist Automotive Job Listings for Nebraska, United States

Automotvie Machinist
Dec 19
Imperial, NE, USA
Imperial Napa
Imperial Napa is looking for an Automotive Machinist. Candidate will have the opportunity to work on various engine types: large diesel, natural gas power units, to performance and antique engines
Electrical Engineer
Feb 9
Snyder, NE, USA
Smeal Fire Apparatus, a Spartan Motors brand
Designing 12V automotive systems controlled by programmable nodes. Develop engineering bills of ... background in complex machine or vehicle product design preferred. Candidates with a 2-year ...
Nov 28
Norfolk, NE, USA
Alter Trading Corporation
... the machinery • Other responsibilities as assigned Safety Must wear all necessary PPE while ... Previous automotive experience is preferred. Prior experience operating equipment including ...
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