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Grade: All Grades
* 1.Select the response that best describes your experience performing the work of a Riverboat Operator (Dredge Equipment) without more than normal supervision
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in this task
  2. I have completed education or training, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job
  3. I have performed the duties of a Boat Operator for navigation on water and have used heavy equipment to remove soil from water covered areas with minimal supervision.
  4. I have performed the duties of a Boat Operator for navigation on water and have used heavy equipment to remove soil from water covered areas without supervision.


* 2.Do you have a valid state driver's license?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Select the responses that describe your type of experience interpreting and following instructions in operating gasoline and diesel-powered heavy mobile equipment.
  1. Received oral and written instruction or direction
  2. Given oral and written instruction or direction
  3. Instruction by radio
  4. Roadmaps
  5. Construction plans
  6. Operating, maintenance, or parts manuals
  7. Signals (hand, whistle, lights, etc.)
  8. Other
  9. None of the above


* 4.Select the response that describes your experience utilizing safety operating documentation, procedures, rules, guidance, and standards.
  1. I have not performed this task and I have not had education or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had training or education above high school in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job at some point in my career.
  4. I currently perform this task on the job, and it has been a regular and recurring duty for at least 12 consecutive months.
  5. I currently perform this task on the job, it has been a regular and recurring duty for at least 12 consecutive months, and I have provided advice or input to other operators.


* 5.From the following list, select all of the safety equipment you were required to wear at your present job or your last job.
  1. Safety shoes
  2. Hard hat
  3. Ear protection
  4. Eye protection
  5. Fall Protection Harness
  6. Gloves
  7. Dust mask/respirator
  8. None of the above


* 6.Identify the types of heavy equipment you have operated.
  1. Crawler with dozer and/or ripper
  2. Front-end loader
  3. Motor graders
  4. Tracked excavators
  5. Telescoping excavators
  6. Amphibious excavators
  7. Belly dump trucks
  8. Water trucks (4,000 gallon or greater)
  9. Root plow (disc etc.)
  10. Truck tractor with trailer
  11. Wheeled compactors
  12. Backhoe
  13. Rollers
  14. Self-loading carryalls
  15. Dump truck (10 cubic yard and greater)
  16. Mulching Machine
  17. Bobcat or equivalent skid steer loader with attachments
  18. Boom truck
  19. Forklift trucks (up to 10,000 lb capacity)
  20. Farm tractor with mowing attachment
  21. None of the above


* 7.Select the one answer that describes your heavy mobile equipment work experience.
  1. I currently operate heavy mobile equipment
  2. I have 2 years or more of recent work experience operating heavy mobile equipment
  3. I have 1 year of recent work experience operating heavy mobile equipment
  4. I have operated heavy mobile equipment in my past work history
  5. I have no experience operating heavy mobile equipment


* 8.I am an experienced motor boat operator.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.I have comprehensive knowledge of the United States Coast Guard's "Rules of the Road"
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.From the responses below, select all of the tasks you have performed in operating watercraft:
  1. Plot courses
  2. Locate precise positions in open water
  3. Anticipate the effect of wind and current change
  4. Navigate around hazards
  5. Launch and recover small boats
  6. Other


* 11.Select the boating task(s) you have performed
  1. Use boat for recreation
  2. Load a power boat onto a trailer from the water
  3. Use boat to tow a dock or barge
  4. Perform boat safety inspection
  5. Use a boat as a work platform
  6. Passed boat safety training
  7. Set floating barriers
  8. None of the above






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