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Hoist and Winch Operators

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

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$50.99 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  3.4%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Maintain material moving equipment in good working condition.
  • Connect cables or electrical lines.
  • Position material handling equipment.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
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Job Title Examples:

Material Handler

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