Piledrivers install pipes and poles vertically deep into the ground to support buildings of all sizes. On roads and highways, they construct overpasses and bridges. In water, they build structures under the sea, from container ship docks to ferry terminals.
- Construct, install, repair or remove all types of deep piles and caisson foundations
- Ability to weld and rig
- Knowledgeable in formwork, timber/concrete construction and seamanship
- Operate heavy-duty equipment
- Practice in an environmentally safe manner
What You’ll Need
Piledrivers require 3 years of training, including 3 levels of technical training and 3,600 hours of work-based training under supervision in the trade. Apprentices are awarded a Certificate of Qualification upon completion.
Key Skills & Attributes
(technical training and on the job)
- Strong communication skills, reading & numeracy
- Problem-solving skills
- Mechanical aptitude & curiosity about how things work
- Physically fit & ability to lift and climb
- Ability to work at heights
- Interested in environmentally safe practices