Derrick Boat Operator
Operate derricks mounted on boats or barges to lift and move heavy objects.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Derrick Boat Operators do?
Operates derrick mounted on boat or barge to lift and move heavy objects: Moves control levers and pedals of hoist to rotate, raise, or lower derrick boom and to raise or lower loadline and load attached to it. May move controls of small engines or hoists to push against bottom of body of water with spuds to move barge from place to place. When derrick boat is self-propelled, operator may be required to possess Master’s license issued by U.S. Government.
Should I be a Derrick Boat Operator?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
Also known as:
Boomswing Operator, Derrick Boat Leverman, Derrick Boat Lever Operator
How to become a Derrick Boat Operator
Most Derrick Boat Operators have a Certificate or no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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