Port of New Orleans

Pile Driver

Port of New Orleans - Posted 5 months ago
$3k-5k/month  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Crane Operator salary records


New Orleans, LA

no experience required
Company size
168 employees

Port:  New Orleans

Crane Operator Job description

The Port of New Orleans (PORTNOLA) is a diverse deepwater port uniquely located on the Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico. PORTNOLA is seeking a Pile Driver who can complete daily tasks on a marine crane barge. The primary role of a Pile Driver is to safely and efficiently perform various physical duties as a ground man on the installation of all piles, including placing, aligning and leveling piles on marine construction projects.

Pile Drivers are responsible for tender maintenance and repair and will use pneumatic air tools daily. The position currently consists of working a forty (40) hour work week (Monday – Thursday) with overtime as necessary. Work will is both land and water-based in nature.



Port NOLA offers competitive benefits that prioritize safety, health and wellness for our employees. Employees have access to the following benefits: 

  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance 
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Medical and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life Insurance options
  • Long-Term Disability Plan
  • State of Louisiana LASERS state pension program
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 plan) with employer match
  • Paid Louisiana State Holidays; and paid Annual and Sick Leave 
  • Wellness Center located in the Port Administration Building
  • Ship Shape Wellness Program

 No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. 

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their applications to determine where they are in the recruitment process. The further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For further information about this vacancy contact:

April McKnight

Port of New Orleans / Human Resources

P.O. Box 60046

New Orleans, LA 70160




One year of experience in the building construction trades, building maintenance, or maintenance or operation of land-based or marine-based construction or maintenance equipment. 

Job Concepts

The function of Work:

To hoist, set, design, and assist in the driving of steel and wooden piles, erecting struts, and braces, and making other wharf and bridge repairs.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General supervision is received from a Piledriver Foreman.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

All agencies.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from other laborer jobs by the presence of duties involving piledriving work.

Differs from Piledriver Foreman by the absence of supervisory duties.

Examples of Work

Rigs piles, directs them into leads after they are picked up, and spots piling where it is to be driven by giving necessary signals.

Removes and replaces caps, braces, wall plugs, shaling, sills, fenders, dolphins, and other wharf and bridge members.

Uses hand and power saws and foot adzes to cut and trim bridge and wharf members.

Bolts new frame members into places using power and hand tools for boring and drilling.

Ties re-enforcing steel.

Erects, checks, and works from scaffolding.

Uses cant hooks, jacks and blocks, and tackle to move and arrange timbers.

Directs and trains assigned helpers and apprentices.

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