Boat Hoist Operator Helper

Assist Boat-Hoist Operator in moving, lifting, and lowering boats.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Boat Hoist Operator Helpers do?

Assists BOAT-HOIST OPERATOR to move, lift, and lower yachts and cruisers into and out of water and performs related job tasks: Guides hoist operator by hand and voice signals to maneuver wheeled hoist around obstructions and into loading position above boat. Positions and connects hoist slings for lifting boats. Signals hoist operator to lift or lower boat and guides hoist operator to safely maneuver suspended boat to launching slip, display area, or repair shop. Manually steadies boat as vessel is raised from or lowered into water to prevent bumping into pilings. Positions keel and hull support blocks to support boat being lowered to ground or onto skid. Disconnects and stows slings. Directs stream of water under high pressure from hose against exterior of boat to clean hull of silt, mud, and marine growth. Sands boat surfaces by hand in preparation for painting. Paints boat bottoms, using brush. Assists in mechanical servicing and repairing of boats. Assists other workers in boat repair facility.

Should I be a Boat Hoist Operator Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • 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 a
    Boat Hoist Operator Helper

    Most Boat Hoist Operator Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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