Pneumatic Hoist Operator

Operate pneumatic hoists to lift concrete panel walls of modular buildings.
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Salary Range
$25,000 – $67,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pneumatic Hoist Operators do?

Operates pneumatic hoist to lift concrete panel walls of modular buildings: Hauls concrete wall panels to installation site, using handtruck. Lifts panel with aid of coworker to position panel for hoist hookup. Positions hoisting bracket on panel to align holes in panel and bracket, and inserts locking pin to secure linkage for hoisting. Pulls chain to activate hoist to raise panel for lateral movement. Operates hoist to raise and lower panel between grooved columns as signaled by coworkers. Removes any rough spots from panel or grooves, using hammer and chisel. Disconnects hoisting bracket from panel.


Should I be a Pneumatic Hoist Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • How to become a Pneumatic Hoist Operator

    Most Pneumatic 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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