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Hoist and Winch Operators
- Typical education: Apprenticeship/Postsecondary Training
- New York State: $37,160-$72,090 per year
- Capital Region:
- Central New York:
- Finger Lakes:
- Hudson Valley: $58,060-$106,510 per year
- Long Island:
- Mohawk Valley:
- New York City:
- North Country:
- Southern Tier:
- Western New York:
- Move levers, pedals, and throttles 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.
- Start engines of hoists or winches and use levers and pedals to wind or unwind cable on drums.
- Observe equipment gauges and indicators and hand signals of other workers to verify load positions or depths.
- Operate compressed air, diesel, electric, gasoline, or steam-driven hoists or winches to control movement of cableways, cages, derricks, draglines, loaders, railcars, or skips.
- Move or reposition hoists, winches, loads and materials, manually or using equipment and machines such as trucks, cars, and hand trucks.