Dredge Operators:

Operate dredge to remove sand, gravel, or other materials in order to excavate and maintain navigable channels in waterways.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $45,500.00
Average Time to Fill 46 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 74
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -5.86 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Controlling Machines and Processes

Control pumps or pumping equipment
Operate power driven pumps, equipment, or systems
Operate power or hand tools associated with heavy equipment operation
Operate excavation equipment

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct operation of boats and crews
Direct material handling or moving activities
Supervise heavy equipment personnel

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair construction machinery or equipment
Clean tools, equipment, or machinery associated with heavy equipment operation
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Inspect equipment or tools to be used in construction or excavation
Perform safety inspection related to heavy equipment operation

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Operate lifting equipment such as hoists, winches, or hydraulic booms
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment
Operate heavy construction equipment

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor construction, extraction, or mining equipment operation to detect problems
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Maintain safe work environment

Handling and Moving Objects

Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Assemble equipment or components
Collect samples for analysis or testing

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Front End Loaders
Machine Operation
Materials Moving
Water Treatment
Hoisting Equipment

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