Hoist & Winch Operators


Operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment.
Also called: Electrical Traveling Overhead Crane Operator (ETOC Operator), Hoistman, Lineman, Material Handler

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words
  • speak clearly
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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