Pile Driver Operators


Also called : Pile Driver, Pile Driver Operator, Pile Driving Operator

What they do


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.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • Building and Construction
      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Mechanical
      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Mathematics
      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Transportation
      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    SKILLS


    • Operation and Control
      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Operations Monitoring
      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Equipment Maintenance
      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    • Monitoring
      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Troubleshooting
      Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    ABILITIES


    • Problem Sensitivity
      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

    • Rate Control
      The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.

    • Response Orientation
      The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness
      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Selective Attention
      The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Concern for Others
      Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

    • Self-Control
      Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Stress Tolerance
      Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Analytical or scientific software

    • Electronic mail software

    • Mobile location based services software

    • Spreadsheet software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Some Preparation Needed

    • Education

      High school diploma.

    • Experience

      Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

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