In this day in the life guide, you will find out:
- What does a day as Pile-Driver 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 Pile-Driver Operators
Here is a list of tasks that Pile-Driver Operators do every day.
- 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.
- How many hours do Pile-Driver Operators work per week? More than 40 hours per week
- What is the work schedule like? Irregular (Changes with weather conditions, production demands or contract duration)
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment
Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable
Very Hot or Cold Temperatures
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
Exposed to Contaminants
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions
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Related careers to Pile-Driver Operators
This career is also closely related to Crane Operator, Diesel Pile Hammer Operator, Heavy Equipment Operator, Hoisting Pile Driving Engineer, Hydraulic Pile Hammer Operator, Hydraulic Press-In Operator, Nozzle Operator, Operating Engineer, Pile Driver or Pile Driver Engineer.