Aerial Tram Operator

Tend aerial conveyor systems that move materials or products.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Aerial Tram Operators do?

Tends aerial tramway to convey refuse, coal, ore, and other materials from plant or mine to spoil pile, conveyor, railroad car, boat, or plant: Pushes buttons to start reel and winding cable, causing tram buckets to move between loading and dumping areas. Pulls levers to position buckets for loading and pushes button to dump load, or observes signal panel and listens for malfunction of automatic dumping equipment. Lubricates and repairs machinery. May remove or replace buckets.


Should I be an Aerial Tram Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become an Aerial Tram Operator

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