Monorail Crane Operator

Operate electrically powered monorail cranes.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$29,000 – $79,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Monorail Crane Operators do?

Operates electrically powered monorail crane to lift, move, and load machinery, equipment, and materials: Moves foot and hand controls to guide crane along overhead rail and to raise and lower load cable. Raises, moves, and lowers load following signals of worker on floor. May switch crane between rails by signaling other workers to throw switches. May operate crane from hand held control box. May inspect, clean, and lubricate crane. May be designated by material moved as Acid-Crane Operator; Cinder-Crane Operator II; Scrap-Crane Operator II; Stock-Crane Operator; or operation performed as Charging-Crane Operator II; Cold-Roll Packer, Sheet Iron; Hot-Metal-Crane Operator II; Ingot Stripper II.


Should I be a Monorail Crane Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Ingot Stripper II, Monorail Charger Operator

    How to become a Monorail Crane Operator

    Most Monorail Crane Operators have a Certificate or 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:98baaa&chl=no+college+%2850%25%29|certificate+%2849%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,50,50
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