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Derrick Boat Operator

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Summary

Operate derricks mounted on boats or barges to lift and move heavy objects.

What does a Derrick Boat Operator 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.