Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators

Snapshot

Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators operate 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.

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Crane, Hoist and Lift Operators
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
15,400
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1510
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Below average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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
  • may operate overhead cranes using hand controls suspended by cables from cranes

Job Titles

  • Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator

Job Titles

  • Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Mobile Crane Operations
  • Certificate IV in Mobile Crane Operations

Other Careers In This Industry

Job Vacancies

  • Thu 16 Sep , 2021
  • Epping, Victoria
  • Warehousing and Business Traineeship

  • WPC Group
  • Have an interest in Warehousing? Are you a driven individual who excels in customer service? Would you like to take advantage of earning whilst you gain practical, on the job experience? Entry-level candidates who are interested in doing a Warehouse & Business Traineeship will be involved in store sales, stocking, warehousing and operations all while completing a Certificate III in Business. As an ideal applicant you will have management potential, genuine interpersonal and communicative skills - with a true willingness and aptitude to learn. The are several positions which are located both north and south of the river as well as in Albany, Esperance and Broome. What's in it for YOU? You'll enjoy earning while you learn and receive a nationally recognised qualification on completion. There is opportunity to progress within this business, who treats trainees as employees and values exceptional training.
  • Manufacturing, Transport & LogisticsStorepersons
  • Mon 13 Sep , 2021
  • Rockingham, Western Australia
  • Warehousing/ Logistics Traineeship

  • WPC Group
  • Have an interest in Warehousing? Are you a driven individual who excels in customer service? Would you like to take advantage of earning whilst you gain practical, on the job experience? Entry-level candidates who are interested in doing a Warehouse & Business Traineeship will be involved in store sales, stocking, warehousing and operations all while completing a Certificate III in Business. As an ideal applicant you will have management potential, genuine interpersonal and communicative skills - with a true willingness and aptitude to learn. The are several positions which are located both north and south of the river as well as in Albany, Esperance and Broome. What's in it for YOU? You'll enjoy earning while you learn and receive a nationally recognised qualification on completion. There is opportunity to progress within this business, who treats trainees as employees and values exceptional training.
  • Manufacturing, Transport & LogisticsStorepersons
  • Mon 13 Sep , 2021
  • Bibra Lake, Western Australia
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