Lift Slab Operator

Operate hydraulic jacks to raise precast concrete floors and roof slabs.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lift Slab Operators do?

Operates hydraulic jacks to raise precast concrete floors and roof slabs into position: Directs HYDRAULIC-JACK ADJUSTERS engaged in erecting scaffolds, hoisting and installing hydraulic jacks on top of support columns, erecting lift rods, and fastening them to jack and support plates set in concrete slab. Measures and marks grade lines on support columns. Connects pump and jacks to control panel, and positions panel on slab so that jacks and grade marks may be observed during lifting. Starts pump and moves levers and valves on control panel to regulate action of jacks. Signals worker to verify grade with rule. Adjusts control valves when slab has reached predetermined position. Directs welding crew to weld supporting collars or brackets to column. May drive truck, equipped with winch, to raise jacks to position on support columns, and to lift and remove equipment from slab.

Should I be a Lift Slab Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Asphalt Heater Operator, Lift-Slab Operator, Sloper, Slurry Tank Operator

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