DOT Code: 860.381-581, AIMS Code: 1009

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Sets up power and hand tools necessary to prepare specific pilings. Lays out from blueprints and/or site plans the exact location of where the pilings will be drive. prepares the piling to be driven, and assists in positioning and driving the piling. Dresses and caps the pilings after having been driven, and prepares them to receive the superstructure. Performs site preparation for installation of various concrete and wood structures. Builds the form work for concrete structure, and constructs the timber fasework for all kinds of structures. May perform light framing and finish work.

Work Process Schedule

A.Tool and Materials200
C.Pile driving equipment - hammers, leads and rigs, motors and pumps500
D.Rigging and signaling400
E.Driving of piles - wood, concrete, steel, etc.1000
F.Coffer dams and caisons300
G.Bridge, dock, and wharf construction800
H.Heavy timber construction400
I.Care and maintenance of tools and equipment200
J.Form building1200
K.Rough framing1200
M.Diving and diver tending500
N.Miscellaneous - safety, scaffolding, shoring, etc.500
(Every 2,000 hours = one year) Total Hours:8000

Related Technical Instruction

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires 150 hours each year of related technical instruction which must be mastered by the apprentice in order to successfully complete the program. The following is a general listing of instruction topics for this trade. For further information, please call the Division of Apprentice Training at (617) 626-5409.

A. Basic Mathematics

B. Blueprint Reading

C. Pile driver equipment and materials:

1. Pile drivers
2. Hammers and leads (drop, steam, pneumatic diesel)
3. Tools (drilling and setting with long augers)
4. Piling
5. Rigging
6. Excavations and shoring excavations
7. Form building
8. Construction and releasing of false work
9. Construction of coffer dams
10. Construction of wood trestles
11. Construction bridges
12. Dock building (wood and concrete)
13. Float and pontoon, OSHA, USDOL
14. Welding and burning
15. Construction of engines