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  • 1) Operates power-driven dredge to excavate and maintain navigable channels in waterways and to mine sand and gravel at bottom of lakes, rivers, and streams: Directs workers engaged in placing shore anchors and cables, laying additional lengths of pipes from dredge to shore, and in pumping water from pontoons.

  • 2) Starts and stops engines to operate equipment.

  • 3) Moves levers to place dredge in position for excavation, engage hydraulic pump, raise and lower suction boom, and control rotation of cutterhead.

  • 4) Lowers anchor pole to verify depth of excavation, using winch, or scans depth gauge to determine depth of excavation.

  • 5) Starts power winch that draws in or lets out cable to change position of dredge, or pulls in and lets out cable manually.




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DOT:   850.663-010

Job Number: 3147