Dragline Operator: A description for the dragline operator job

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Dragline Operator – Operates power-driven crane equipped with dragline bucket, suspended from boom by cable to excavate or move sand, gravel, clay, mud, coal, or other materials: Drives machine to work site. Moves hand levers and depresses pedals to rotate crane on chassis and position boom above excavation point, to raise and lower boom, to lower bucket to material, to drag bucket toward crane to excavate or move material, to place bucket over unloading point, and to tilt bucket to release material. May also direct workers engaged in placing blocks and outriggers to prevent capsizing of machine when lifting heavy loads. May also be designated according to type of chassis or power unit as Crawler-Dragline Operator (industry), Diesel-Dragline Operator (industry), Electric-Dragline Operator (industry), Gasoline-Dragline Operator (industry), or material excavated as Clay Hoister (cement industry), Walking-Dragline Operator (industry).

Job industry: industry

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