Lock and Dam Operator

  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District
  • Rogersville, AL
  • Jun 17, 2021
Full time General Labor Government Maintenance Operations Other

Job Description

  • Handle bow or stern lines, walk lines in proper locations along the wall, and snub lines to assist pilot in maneuvering craft into position.
  • Operate electric gate controls to open or close gates at one end of the lock chamber.
  • Operate electrically controlled tow haulage unit to move barges into and out of lock chamber.
  • Contact boat pilots to obtain data such as number of passengers, tonnage and commodities being transported, point of origin and destination, etc.
  • Secure lines and slings to materials or equipment being moved and provide hand signals to operator for moving items to and from barges or trucks, or place bulkheads, etc.
  • Perform a variety of tasks in providing assistance to and/or personally performing work required for the installation, repair, and maintenance of lock or lock and dam machinery and equipment of equipment of mechanical or electrical type.
  • Perform carpentry or plumbing required for major construction or repair maintenance; concrete work, etc.
  • Perform seasonal duties such as grass cutting, trimming, gardening; shoveling snow, clearing ice; as well as janitorial tasks such as cleaning control house and other site buildings, restrooms, facilities, standby equipment, etc.


Equipment Operations, Other