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Pile-Driver Operators
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $22.99 - $27.31

Typical Annual Salary: $47,800 - $56,800

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Move hand and foot levers of hoisting equipment to position piling leads, hoist piling into leads, and position hammers over pilings.
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Drive pilings to provide support for buildings or other structures, using heavy equipment with a pile driver head.
  • Move levers and turn valves to activate power hammers, or to raise and lower drophammers that drive piles to required depths.
  • Clean, lubricate, and refill equipment.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Hoists
  • Pile driver tools or its parts or accessories
  • Pile drivers
  • Slings
  • Taglines

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Mobile location based services software
  • Spreadsheet software

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