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Tool Maker Salary
in Nebraska, United States

$44,154 (USD)

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Last updated: February 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Tool Maker is $44,154 a year and $21 an hour in Nebraska, United States. The average salary range for a Tool Maker is between $32,476 and $53,857. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for a Tool Maker. 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

  • Fabricates or repairs cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, or machinists' handtools by analyzing variety of specifications, laying out metal stock, setting up and operating machine tools, and fitting and assembling parts, applying knowledge of tool design, shop mathematics, metal properties, and layout, machining, and assembly procedures.
  • Examines specifications, such as blueprints, sketches, or tool description, and arranges sequence of operations.
  • Measures, marks, and scribes metal stock to lay out workpieces for machining lay-out worker.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools, such as lathe, milling machine, shaper, and grinder, to machine parts to specifications, and verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications tool-machine set-up operator.
  • Positions and secures parts on surface plate or worktable, using devices such as vises, v-blocks, and angle plates.
  • Fits and assembles parts into assemblies or mechanisms, using handtools.
  • Verifies dimensions and alignment, using measuring instruments such as micrometers, height gauges, and gauge blocks.
  • Examines standard tools and modifies tools as required.
  • Develops specifications from general descriptions and draws or sketches tool to be fabricated, using drafting tools or computer and software programs.
  • May heattreat tools or parts heat treater ii.
  • May be designated according to special materials used as carbide-tool maker; diamond-tool maker.
  • May only repair tools and be designated tool repairer.
Tool Maker Job Prevalence in Nebraska, United States

Job family: Tool and Die Makers

Job family population: 73,510

Estimated population of Tool Maker jobs: 3,256

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Tool Maker Job Listings for Nebraska, United States

Tool & Die Maker
Jan 25
Omaha, NE, USA
KB Electronics
Nidec/KB Electronics is seeking an experienced Tool & Die Maker for its' Coral Springs, Fl. facility. KB offers company paid life insurance and company paid long & short term disability insurance
Jan 9
Ogallala, NE, USA
Arnold Magnetic Technologies
Make machine tool offsets as needed to maintain a high level of quality * Perform frequent setups as required * Be cross trained on other machine tools as needed to assist production * Perform basic ...
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