Drive timber piles


Use any of various types of pile drivers to drive piles made of timber into the ground for structure stabilisation purposes. Take care to position the pile and pile driver correctly and apply the correct amount of force to drive the pile while preventing damage and physical stresses.

Alternative labels

driving timber piles
timber pile driving
operating pile driver
inserting timber piles
operate pile driver
insert timber piles
driving of timber piles
pile driver operation

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Drive timber piles is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Drive timber piles is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Wood drying kiln operator: Wood drying kiln operators control the process of applying heat to moist or ‘green’ wood in order to obtain usable dry wood. Depending on the type of kiln, the drying operator will be responsible for moving the wood into and out of the kiln, temperature control, and ventilation.
Pile driving hammer operator: Pile driving hammer operators work with a piece of heavy equipment that positions piles and hammers them into the ground using a rigging mechanism.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022