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Pile Driver Operators - 47-2072.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Pile Driver
  • Pile Driver Operator
  • Pile Driving Operator

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Clean, lubricate, and refill equipment.
  • 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 hand and foot levers of hoisting equipment to position piling leads, hoist piling into leads, and position hammers over pilings.
  • Move levers and turn valves to activate power hammers, or to raise and lower drophammers that drive piles to required depths.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation.
  • Maintain construction tools or equipment.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Operate heavy-duty construction or installation equipment.
  • Position structural components.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Crane Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Equipment Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Horizontal Construction Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Pile-Driver Operator