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Omaha Public Power District Machinist Helper in Nebraska City, Nebraska

OPPD's Maintenance Services is looking for a Machinist Helper to join their team!

The machinist helper performs duties, which assist machinists in the maintenance, and operations of various equipment in the power stations and support machine shop activities as required producing or repairing precision parts.

Position specific accountabilities include:

Under direction, supports the machinists with day to day activities that are required for power plant operation by:

  • Assist in the operation of all shop machine tools including lathes, milling machines, hydraulic presses, and grinders.

  • Assist with installation, inspection, and repair of power plant equipment including equipment in the field.

  • Perform tasks related to the use and handling of hazardous material.



  • High School diploma or equivalent is required

  • Requires a high degree of mechanical ability, related machine shop experience.

  • Knowledge of safety, mathematics and mechanics are also needed qualities.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • Must have good communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be available for overtime work as required.

  • Must demonstrate cardio-pulmonary and physical fitness required for utilization of respiratory protection equipment.

  • Must pass the M.A.S.S. test.


  • Completion of an industrial education program or equivalent training desirable.

    Closing Statement

    Hourly Pay: $31.01

    At Omaha Public Power District , we’re passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

    WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

    WE’RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We’re dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

    OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people’s lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We’re always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are—wherever you are— and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

    Org Marketing Statement

    EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

    How To Apply

    Apply online at on or before November 25, 2022.

    Recruiter: Athena Roberson - #LI-AR PLEASE NOTE - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in 'DRAFT' form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.