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Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator

Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator

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Operates stationary and mobile cranes, hoists, lifts and winches to lift, move and place materials, equipment and people in areas such as building sites, factories, mines, sawmills, wharves and shipyards. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • testing the operation of plant before use to ensure safety
  • operating controls to rotate cranes, move cranes on fixed rails, raise and lower jibs and booms, and raise, lower and move hooks and objects
  • working in conjunction with Construction Riggers and Crane Chasers to position hooks and raise, move and place loads
  • controlling the movement of loads, and monitoring speed, acceleration and braking distances directly and by signalling to other operators
  • monitoring plant operation, instruments and gauges to detect malfunctions and problems
  • lubricating ropes and winches on cranes and replacing worn cables
  • may operate cranes fitted with attachments for purposes such as demolition and pile driving
Specialisations
  • Braceperson
  • Chairlift Operator
  • Cherry Picker Operator
  • Elevated Work Platform Operator
  • Pile Driver
  • Portainer Operator
  • Tower Crane Operator
  • Winch Operator
  • Winding Engine Driver
Job prospects for Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators in Victoria

Occupation in the Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators group include Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator

Employment prospects
There are currently 2,900 Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,516.90

Hourly earnings
$41.10

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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