Dredge Operators

Dredge Operators

Operate dredge to remove sand, gravel, or other materials in order to excavate and maintain navigable channels in waterways.

Key Competencies * Concern for Others * Leadership * Dependability * Cooperation * Stress Tolerance * Self Control * Initiative * Adaptability/Flexibility * Attention to Detail * Achievement/Effort

Representative Tasks * Move levers to position dredges for excavation, to engage hydraulic pumps, to raise and lower suction booms, and to control rotation of cutterheads. * Start power winches that draw in or let out cables to change positions of dredges, or pull in and let out cables manually. * Start and stop engines to operate equipment.


Construction, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction,

Job Family Transportation and Material Moving

Sample Job Titles Crane Operator, Dredge Boat Engineer, Dredge Captain, Dredge Deckhand, Dredge Engineer, Dredge Hand, Dredge Lever Operator, Dredge Mate, Dredge Operator, Dredge Worker, Dredgemaster, Dredger, Dredging Captain, Leverman, Operating Engineer.