Also known as: Hoist Operator, Hoistman, Material Handler, Service Operator, Winch Derrick Operator
Description: Hoist Operators are responsible for movement of objects far above ground as well as for the safety of the people and places below. They secure and move around raised platforms, especially in the construction and manufacturing industries. Hoist Operators typically receive some postsecondary school education in the operation, maintenance and safety of various hoisting machines. This education involves hands-on experience as well as training in relevant safety measures, machine inspection and the personnel involved in these projects.
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