Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Hoist Operator (Light Equipment Operator)

Location US-NC-Charlotte
Job ID


Brasfield & Gorrie is currently accepting applications for a Hoist Operator (Light Equipment Operator). Below are the main responsibilities for this position.  


(This description may not include all duties required of this position)




  • Operate hoists and winches to lift and pull loads
  • Use power-operated cable equipment on winches
  • Move levers and throttles
  • Start and stop speeds of hoist or winch drums in response to a variety of signals, including hand, bell, buzzer, telephone, loud-speaker, or whistle signals
  • Use levers and pedals to wind or unwind cable on drums
  • Monitor equipment gauges and indicators to verify load position
  • Reposition hoists and winches
  • Load and unload materials using equipment and machines
  • Select loads according to weight and size
  • Operate compressed air, diesel, electric, gasoline, or steam-driven hoists or winches to control movement of cableways, cages, derricks, draglines, loaders, railcars, or skips
  • Attach or disconnect cables to loads
  • Move levers to lock hoists and winches
  • Lubricate winch drums so cables can wind on
  • Repair, maintain, and adjust equipment, using hand tools
  • Climb ladders to position and setup vehicle-mounted derricks


Education - Skills - Knowledge - Qualifications & Experience

  • 6 months of commercial construction experience preferred
  • Mechanical understanding required
  • Must be able to work at elevated heights
  • 10 hour OSHA course completion preferred 



Building Your Brasfield & Gorrie Career

Start your career in a big way

No matter your starting point, when you join the Brasfield & Gorrie family, you open the door to a rewarding career at one of the most respected and dynamic companies in the industry. Here you decide your path and what you will make of your career—and your life.


We value everyone

At Brasfield & Gorrie, we see our purpose as building exceptional people, trusting relationships, great projects, and strong communities. Valuing everyone is essential to our purpose, so for us, valuing diversity and inclusion is more than a lofty company commitment; it’s a way of building relationships that helps us live our purpose in our daily work.


You’ll benefit from working at Brasfield & Gorrie

By offering a strong foundation of employee benefits, we ensure that you and your family have the tools and means to prosper. We’re proud to provide a competitive benefits and compensation package. Our employees have access to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), wellness programs, career development classes, and many more benefits. We’re proud to be ranked by both Top Workplaces and Best Places to Work in multiple cities!


About Brasfield & Gorrie

Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We're skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and Lean construction, but we're best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 12 offices and approximately 3,000 employees. Our 2019 revenues were $3.8 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 25th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2019.


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