Hoist Operator

Control hoisting machineries at the mines or the quarries.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$25,000 – $67,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hoist Operators do?

Controls hoisting machinery to raise and lower cages, skips, and mine cars at mines or quarries: Moves levers and pedals to operate hoist in response to arm, bell, or buzzer signals. Observes dial indicator and marks on cable or drum to ascertain that desired position has been reached. Applies hand or foot brake and moves lever to lock hoist. Inspects, lubricates, and adjusts brakes and equipment. May be designated according to type of machinery controlled as Chain-Hoist Operator; Electric-Hoist Operator; Steam-Hoist Operator; Tugger Operator; or according to location of machinery as Slope-Hoist Operator; Tower-Hoist Operator.

Should I be a Hoist Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Air Hoist Operator, Air Lift Operator, Cable Operator, Cableway Operator, Cable Way Operator, Cage Operator See More

    How to become a Hoist Operator

    Most Hoist Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9daaaa&chl=no+college+%2868%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,68,68
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