Boom Truck Hoist Operator

Boom Truck Hoist Operator

Apprenticeship

AT A GLANCE

Boom Truck Hoist Operators set up units and service and operate hydraulic booms (movable arms) that are mounted on trucks. Operators learn how to lift, move, and place materials or equipment and are certified according to the weight of the material they move.

Note: Some operators work with all three types of equipment, while others specialize in operating one type.

RELATED CAREERS

Note: Additional training and/or certification may be required.
CRANE & HOISTING OPERATOR
HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN
MOBILE CRANE OPERATOR
TOWER CRANE OPERATOR

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work environments for construction careers can be located outdoors or indoors or both. Work hours may vary as well. Some positions are seasonal while others are all year round, but part-time. Other positions are project-based and may require you to work full-time until the project is complete. And, of course there are careers that have full-time hours all year round.

Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience:

  • Construction companies
  • Railways
  • Industrial cargo-handling companies

* Manitoba Hydro is the only employer in Year 3 and beyond

Source: Apprenticeship Manitoba Handbook and Manitoba Prospects

MINI SKILLS ASSESSMENT

If you answer YES to the questions below, then Boom Truck Hoist Operator may be the career for you!

  • Do you have strong depth perception?
  • Do you have good communication skills?
  • Can you work in high places?
  • Are you good with your hands?

ESSENTIAL SKILLS PROFILES

The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).

WAGES

Below you will find the annual salaries for apprentices and Journey Persons for a Crane and Hoisting Operator:

Minimum for Apprentices

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba

$33,280

Average for Journey Persons

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba

$52,395 – $105,000

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Every year, the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Construction Sector releases Minimum Wage Schedules for Manitoba. Below are the minimum wage rates for this career:
Minimum Wage RateEffective Date
Journey Persons

January 1, 2017 or after

$27.10

Boom Truck Hoist Operator – Heavy Construction

May 1, 2017 or after

$25.25

TRAINING

Note: To receive the most up-to-date information about satisfying apprenticeship level requirements, contact Apprenticeship Manitoba or visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/apprenticeship/

Boom Truck Hoist Operator

Program
Length (Minimum Years)

Specializations:

Boom Truck Hoist Operator: 2 Years

Power Generation and Transmission (PGT): 3 Years

Level Requirements

Required
Hours for each level (L)

Boom Truck Hoist Operator:

L1: 1, 250 hours L2: 1, 250 hours

PGT Truck Hoist Operator:

L1: 300 hours L2: 300 hours L3: 300 hours

Technical
Training/Year (weeks in class)

Boom Truck Hoist Operator:

Y1: 7 weeks Y2: 5 weeks

PGT Boom Truck Hoist Operator:

Y1: 7 weeks Y2: 4 weeks Y3: 5 weeks

Additional
Licensing

No

Trades Qualification Requirements (minimum experience required)

Minimum
years of experience required

(within last 10 years)

Boom Truck Hoist Operator: 3 years

PGT Boom Truck Hoist Operator: Under development

Minimum
hours experience required

Boom Truck Hoist Operator: 3,750 hours

PGT Boom Truck Hoist Operator: Under development

Practical
Exam required

No

Compulsory
Apprenticeship/Certificate of Qualifications required to work

Boom Truck Hoist Operator: Yes

PGT Boom Truck Hoist Operator: No

Red
Seal Trade available

No

ASSOCIATIONS

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