Overhead Crane Inspector Salary
An Overhead Crane Inspector earns an average wage of $20.87 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Job Description for Overhead Crane Inspector
Overhead crane inspectors work for various industries that use overhead cranes. They must make sure that overhead cranes are inspected to promote safe use. They must make sure that the cranes meet the specifications established by the American National Standard Institute and/or the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Safety Code for Overhead and Gantry Cranes. They must make sure that crane modifications are thoroughly checked and that crane load capacities are properly rated by the equipment manufacturers or qualified engineers. Overhead crane inspectors must make sure that rated load capacities are marked on each side of the crane. For overhead cranes that have more than one hoist, inspectors must make sure that each hoist shows its individual rating.Read More...
Most employers require that overhead crane inspectors have completed technical school and possess commensurate work experience. They must be physically fit, since they may be required to stoop, bend, or stand for long periods of times. They must have manual dexterity. They must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. They must be able to work independently with minimal or no supervision, as well as in a team environment. They must follow Occupational Safety and Health administration regulations, as well as their own company’s safety rules and regulations. They may have to attend relevant training classes regularly to keep their skills up to date. They may have to train new overhead crane inspectors.