Dredge or Barge Shore Hand

Attach anchors on shore to permit use of winch to position barge or dredge.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Dredge or Barge Shore Hands do?

Attaches cable to tree, log, or other anchor on shore to permit use of winch to position barge or dredge: Receives signals from barge or dredge. Disengages cable and moves it to new position. Attaches cable to tree, or attaches cable to log and digs hole to bury log. May use explosives to form anchorages. May assist in loading barge. May ferry fuel and supplies to barge or dredge. May perform routine maintenance duties on dredge.


Should I be a Dredge or Barge Shore Hand?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Dredge or Barge Shore Hand

    Most Dredge or Barge Shore Hands have 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. Chart?chd=s:9adaac&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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