Overhead Crane Truck Loader

Operate overhead cranes with hand held control box.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$29,000 – $79,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Overhead Crane Truck Loaders do?

Operates overhead crane with hand held control box to load trucks with bundles of aluminum extrusions: Reviews daily truck-delivery schedules to determine information, such as description of orders, sequence of deliveries, and special loading instructions. Weighs bundles, using floor scale, and records weight for company records. Attaches hook or sling of crane to bundles, and presses buttons on control box to hoist and move bundles to loading area or onto trucks, according to unloading sequence. Inspects bundle packaging for conformance to customer requirements. Removes and batches packing tickets. Occasionally loads, restacks, or unloads bundles from trucks by hand or using industrial truck. Directs truck drivers backing vehicles into loading bays and uncovers, covers, and secures loads for delivery.

Should I be an Overhead Crane Truck Loader?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Truck Loader, Overhead Crane

    How to Become an
    Overhead Crane Truck Loader

    Most Overhead Crane Truck Loaders 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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