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Dredge Operator

Subsidiary: Barrett Industries (110) 



Barrett Paving Materials Inc. is part of Barrett Industries, a leader in heavy civil construction  in the northeastern United States.  The Barrett Mid-Ohio region has locations that produce quality crushed stone and sand and gravel used in the building of roads, bridges and foundations in communities throughout Ohio and Indiana. Barrett’s mission is to strengthen and grow by empowering our people, fostering innovation, and utilizing new technology. Barrett Industries is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Our company provides competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee.





Operate dredge to remove sand, gravel, or other materials in order to excavate and maintain navigable channels in waterways. Move levers to position dredges for excavation, to engage hydraulic pumps, to raise and lower suction booms, and to control rotation of cutterheads.



  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Willingness to learn, take direction and follow safe work procedures
  • Willingness to work weekends and long hours during peak season
  • Drug and alcohol free
  • Capable of working outdoors year round
  • Mechanical aptitude (helpful but not necessary)
  • 1-2 year’s industry experience  (helpful but not necessary)
  • Knowledge of welding, cutting, and fabrication (helpful but not necessary)
  • Ability to work in heights and sometimes tight spaces



  • Operate dredge to excavate sand and gravel from Lake Bottom
  • Conduct pre- and post-shift safety inspection
  • Monitor density and flow meters to maintain maximum feed rate
  • Monitoring of controls, gauges and depth meters to ensure optimal operation
  • Visually monitor production area for changes in material quality
  • Perform high levels of maintenance and servicing on dredge
  • Raises and lowers the suction ladder of the dredge with electric or hydraulic hoist
  • Changes the location of the dredge in the lake with hydraulic or mechanical cable winches
  • Communicate with plant operators
  • Communicate with plant management on all safety and maintenance needs
  • Other duties as assigned



Physical requirements for work at a non-metal mining operation includes the full use of sight, hearing, smell, touch, and an intelligent, stable mental condition.  The requirement for a good physical condition is of the utmost importance.  This job requires the climbing of stairs, steel ladders, catwalks, crossing over catwalks and conveyor belts and the ability to carry pieces of steel, assorted plant maintenance repair parts, some of which are quite heavy, upstairs, steel ladders and catwalks.  The use of shovels, hand tools, high pressure water hoses, and wrenches are common occurrences.  Safety equipment includes safety belts, straps, helmets, goggles, gloves, and steel toes shoes.  Hearing and eye protection is also required.  One must be able to work in confined areas, with a minimum of working and moving space.  The use of very small parts will require sensitive feeling in fingertips.  An overall good physical condition is required.


Generally, this type of physical condition is required for all jobs at a mining operation.  Many times personnel are shifted from one position to another whenever the plant breaks down and repairs are needed.



Colas Inc.and its subsidaries (Barrett Paving Materials Inc.) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to  

Salary Range
$30,000.00 - 42,000.00
per Year
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Fairborn, OH 45324, US