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"Hoist and Winch Operator"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Operate or tend hoists or winches to lift and pull loads using power-operated cable equipment.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Hoist and Winch Operator"

1) Move levers, pedals, and throttles in order to stop, start, and regulate speeds of hoist or winch drums in response to hand, bell, buzzer, telephone, loud-speaker, or whistle signals, or by observing dial indicators or cable marks.

2) Start engines of hoists or winches and use levers and pedals to wind or unwind cable on drums.

3) Observe equipment gauges and indicators and hand signals of other workers in order to verify load positions and/or depths.

4) Operate compressed air, diesel, electric, gasoline, or steam-driven hoists or winches in order to control movement of cableways, cages, derricks, draglines, loaders, railcars, or skips.

5) Move or reposition hoists, winches, loads and materials, manually or using equipment and machines such as trucks, cars, and hand trucks.

6) Select loads or materials according to weight and size specifications.

7) Signal and assist other workers loading or unloading materials.

8) Attach, fasten, and disconnect cables or lines to loads, materials, and equipment, using hand tools.

9) Apply hand or foot brakes and move levers to lock hoists or winches.

 

 

11) Climb ladders in order to position and setup vehicle-mounted derricks.

12) Repair, maintain, and adjust equipment, using hand tools.


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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  53-7041.00