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Pile Rigger

Job Type

Full Time


Job Summary

The Pile Rigger is responsible for assisting the Pile Driver Operator in properly installing the designated piles. This person will offer physical support and feedback during all pile driving activities. Their key duty is assisting the Pile Driver operator in safety and quality during the installation of piles as set by the Superintendent’s daily schedule of production. Bottom line the Pile Rigger crew member is an extra set of eyes and ears for the Operator, so they are always working in a safe and high quality manner.

Duties And Responsibilities

  1. Work in a high pace environment while staying mindful of safety and quality.

  2. Provide recommendations for maintaining and improving project Safety performance.

  3. Hand and foot coordination: You must coordinate movements of your hands and feet in order to guide machinery and piles into constricted locations.

  4. Use levels, rules plumb bobs, framing squares, and surveying equipment to ensure materials are plumb, level and secure.

  5. Check work along the way to ensure adherence to code and specifications.

  6. Measure height, width, length, and other proportions using a tape measure.

  7. Ensure company equipment, material, and the work site are maintained, kept clean, and stored in a safe manner.

  8. Daily walk around to inspect equipment prior to use.

  9. Remediation of pile for tolerances.

  10. Collect and dispose of scrap, excess materials, and refuse.

  11. Complete required paperwork, reporting, and other documentation.

  12. Assist, when necessary, with setting up lasers and string line.

  13. Assisting with placement of pile onto the field with compact track loader prior to installation.

  14. Operation Monitoring: You'll have to read gauges, dials, and other indicators, and adjust them as necessary.

  15. Interpersonal skills and teamwork: You must be able to coordinate your actions with those of other workers on busy construction sites.

  16. Troubleshooting: Anyone operating or working arounds construction equipment should be able to detect and fix operating problems.

  17. Critical thinking: Your job will require that you identify the strengths and weaknesses of solutions to problems in order to choose the one that is most likely to be successful and cost-effective.

  18. Ability to work with double hearing protection, including ear plugs and earmuffs.

  19. Ability to work in a production environment where daily production goals are set, evaluated and optimized.

  20. Manages pile installation quality to ensure all piles are installed per the released project drawings.

  21. Anticipates and solves problems.

The Rigger/ Pile crew member reports to the site Pile Driving Foreman, while working alongside operators and installers, to meet and or exceed goals.


Basic skills and knowledge of construction; Min. 4 years’ experience in a related field.

  1. Basic skills and knowledge of pile driving; Min. 1 years’ experience in related field

  2. Prior experience working on solar sites preferred.

  3. Class 7 Forklift operator.

  4. Proficient in assigned pile driving techniques for steel piles.

  5. Able to take and follow instructions and/or direction from foreman and supervisors.

  6. Proven commitment to safety and teamwork

  7. Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule

  8. Self-motivated with the ability to work well with others.

  9. Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.

Education And Experience


  1. Valid Driver's License

  2. Proof of Citizenship

  3. OSHA 10

Special Requirements

Physical Demands

  1. Ability to communicate orally with management and other co-workers.

  2. Ability to work outside in hot and cold weather.

  3. Hearing and vision within normal ranges is helpful for normal conversations, to receive ordinary information, and to read plans/documents.

  4. Heavy lifting of 50-60 pounds is required. Exertion of up to 75 lbs. of force occasionally may be required.

  5. Good manual dexterity for the use of common mechanical tools.

The Pile Rigger job is performed outdoors and in mostly unimproved areas on a construction site.  Activities include extended periods of standing, kneeling, and lifting. Must be able to access equipment, piles, and project site. Work environment may change from day to day depending on projects and tasks being accomplished. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required including hardhat, gloves, safety glasses, hearing and foot protection. May be required to travel and/or work out-of-town for extended periods of time.

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