Pile-Driver Operators

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.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Concern for Others * Self Control * Stress Tolerance * Cooperation * Adaptability/Flexibility * Initiative * Integrity * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Move hand and foot levers of hoisting equipment to position piling leads, hoist piling into leads, and position hammers over pilings. * 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.


Government, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family Construction and Extraction

Sample Job Titles Diesel Pile Hammer Operator, Driving Operator, Hoisting Pile Driving Engineer, Hydraulic Pile Hammer Operator, Hydraulic Press-In Operator, Nozzle Operator, Pile Driver, Pile Driver Engineer, Pile Driver Foreman, Pile Driver Operator, Pile Driving Inspector, Pile Driving Leadsman, Pile Driving Nozzleman, Pile Driving Operator, Pile Driving Superintendent, Pile Driving Technician, Vibratory Pile Driver.