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Pile-Driver Operator

Job Summary

Responsible for operating machines that hammer plies into the ground to support building foundations, bridges, and piers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work from machine cabs to direct operation of machine using pedals and levers.
  • Move construction materials, earth, and other heavy materials at construction sites and mines.
  • Clear land to prepare it for construction of roads,
  • Drive pilings for retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers.
  • Use pile driver head on machine to drive pilings.
  • Judge distance and position piling leads.
  • Host piling into leads.
  • Position hammers over pilings.
  • Activate power hammers.
  • Raise and lower drophammers to drive piles.
  • Continue dropping drophammers until task is completed.
  • Use multiple controls to operate equipment.
  • Oil and service machine as needed.
  • Select appropriate attachments.
  • Confer with building or project supervisor on job specifications.
  • Comply with safety codes.
  • Refill equipment.
  • Dig trenches.
  • Hoist heavy construction materials.