Pile-Driver Operators


Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.
Also called: Pile Driver, Pile Driver Foreman, Pile Driver Operator, Pile Driving Operator

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Spatial
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
  • know where things are around you
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • GRL Engineers Wave Equation Analysis Program GRLWEAP
  • Pile Dynamics Case Pile Wave Analysis Program CAPWAP
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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