WHAT HE DOES:
Piledrivers perform work that is incidental to and in connection with the drilling, jetting, setting, driving, jacking, pulling, welding, burning or cutting of all types of piling and caissons, whether they be wood, steel, concrete, composite or cast in place. The Piledriver works on drill rigs utilized for installation of piling or caissons and unloads, erects, dismantles, handles and loads out all rigs, derricks and equipment used for the operations described above.
Piledrivers use cutting torches, arc welders, power saws, hand tools and rigging materials.
Piledrivers work outdoors in rough surroundings and are exposed to dirt and noise. They spend a great deal of time standing, lifting, carrying, stooping, kneeling and sometimes climbing and balancing. The work often depends on suitable weather conditions. The only time Piledrivers work indoors is when they work at a factory building.
Possible injuries include cuts from sharp tools and power saws, burns and welding flashes, falls from high work areas, or being struck by falling objects.
INTEREST AND TEMPERAMENT:
- Piledrivers should be able to work without close supervision and accept a wide variety of working conditions.
- Because much work requires several men, Piledrivers must be able to get along with people and work as a team.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOINT APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE:
- Age – legal working age
- Diploma or equivalency certificate
- Good learning ability, numerical and manual dexterity.
- Math test administered by the JAC
- Evaluation of applicant=s forms and work records
- Two weeks of pre-job training at the JATC=s training center
- Enter into a scholarship loan agreement
RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL COURSES:
- General Math
- General Science
- Mechanical Drawing
More Apprenticeship Info
- Apprenticeship Programs
- Introduction To The World Of Construction - By And Through Apprenticeship And Training
- Apprentices Receive Regular Wage Increases
- How To Enter Apprenticeship (Selection Procedure)
- Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
- Terms Of Apprenticeship
- What Is A Construction Apprentice?