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

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  • Smithfield, New South Wales
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