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53-7051.00 - Hyster Driver (Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators)

Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.

Following are examples of the tasks required for a hyster driver. For more detailed information including knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, work context, job zone, interests, work values, work needs, and related occupations, visit the O*Net web site at http://online.onetcenter.org/report?r=1&id=1149

Tasks

  • Move controls to drive gasoline- or electric-powered trucks, cars, or tractors and transport materials between loading, processing, and storage areas.
  • Move levers and controls that operate lifting devices, such as forklifts, lift beams and swivel-hooks, hoists, and elevating platforms, in order to load, unload, transport, and stack material.
  • Position lifting devices under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, and boxes, and secure material or products for transport to designated areas.
  • Hook tow trucks to trailer hitches and fasten attachments, such as graders, plows, rollers, and winch cables to tractors, using hitchpins.
  • Turn valves and open chutes in order to dump, spray, or release materials from dump cars or storage bins into hoppers.
  • Perform routine maintenance on vehicles and auxiliary equipment, such as cleaning, lubricating, recharging batteries, fueling, or replacing liquefied-gas tank.
  • Manually load or unload materials onto or off pallets, skids, platforms, cars, or lifting devices.
  • Operate or tend automatic stacking, loading, packaging, or cutting machines.
  • Weigh materials or products, and record weight and other production data on tags or labels.
  • Signal workers to discharge, dump, or level materials.

 

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