A Day In The Life of Dredge Operators

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In this day in the life guide, you will find out:

  • What does a day as Dredge Operators looks like
  • What do they do every day
  • How many hours do they work

The purpose of this is to give you a clear picture of this career so you can make a better career decision on whether this career is suitable for you or not.

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Typical Day for Dredge Operators

Here is a list of tasks that Dredge Operators do every day.

  • Move levers to position dredges for excavation, to engage hydraulic pumps, to raise and lower suction booms, and to control rotation of cutterheads.
  • Start and stop engines to operate equipment.
  • Start power winches that draw in or let out cables to change positions of dredges, or pull in and let out cables manually.
  • Pump water to clear machinery pipelines.
  • Lower anchor poles to verify depths of excavations, using winches, or scan depth gauges to determine depths of excavations.

Working Hours

  • How many hours do Dredge Operators work per week? More than 40 hours per week
  • What is the work schedule like? Regular (Set schedule and routine)

Work Environment

Outdoors, Exposed to Weather
Outdoors, Under Cover
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings
Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets

Learn more about Dredge Operators

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