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Hoist Operator

Control hoisting machineries at the mines or the quarries.

What does a Hoist Operator do?

Controls hoisting machinery to raise and lower cages, skips, and mine cars at mines or quarries: Moves levers and pedals to operate hoist in response to arm, bell, or buzzer signals. Observes dial indicator and marks on cable or drum to ascertain that desired position has been reached. Applies hand or foot brake and moves lever to lock hoist. Inspects, lubricates, and adjusts brakes and equipment. May be designated according to type of machinery controlled as Chain-Hoist Operator; Electric-Hoist Operator; Steam-Hoist Operator; Tugger Operator; or according to location of machinery as Slope-Hoist Operator; Tower-Hoist Operator.