Hydraulic Boom Operator

Operate hydraulic booms that transfer copper anodes to cooling tanks.
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Salary Range
$25,000 – $67,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hydraulic Boom Operators do?

Operates hydraulic boom to lift copper anodes from casting mold and place anodes in cooling tank: Moves levers to position hydraulic boom and cable line over cast anode, lift copper anode from mold, and place anode into slot of rack in cooling tank. Lifts filled rack from tank and places rack on railroad flatcar. Records number of anodes cast. Cleans mold, changes pouring ladles, and sweeps work area, as part of work crew.

Should I be a Hydraulic Boom Operator?

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.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Heel-Boom Operator, Hydraulic Oil-Tool Operator

    How to become a Hydraulic Boom Operator

    Most Hydraulic Boom 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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