Tower Crane and Hoist Technician

Edmonton, AB, Canada
Full Time


Do you want to be a part of a close-knit, family run organization where management appreciates and recognizes your hard work and values your input? If you are ready for a financially rewarding yet challenging position that promotes personal and professional growth, keep reading!

Pagnotta Industries, Inc. is a mid-sized, full service provider of concrete, construction and equipment services with job sites located throughout Western Canada.  We are dedicated to providing value-added construction services to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them throughout the construction process. To learn more, visit or click here to view a short video about our company culture and values.

We are currently recruiting a Tower Crane an Hoist Technician to assist with the design, construction, installation, alterations, repairs, maintenance and testing of personnel hoists (also known as man & material hoists or construction elevators) that are being installed on buildings we are constructing in Edmonton. We are willing to train the right person. A Journeyman Millwright or Heavy Duty Mechanic is preferred.

Please call 780-691-1228 or email to discuss how your experience can add value to our Tower Crane and Personnel Hoist Team!


  •  $33 - $55, negotiable; based on experience


  • Employer paid health, dental and vision benefits for your whole family
  • Life insurance, AD&D & LTD
  • Travel insurance
  • RRSP matching up to 4% of regular earnings
  • Year-round, full-time work
  • Opportunities for advancement - wage increases and promotions are regularly extended to those who take initiative, work hard and take pride in producing quality work


  • Our employees would describe the work environment as fast paced and entrepreneurial focused. We believe in hiring "A" Players who are self-motivated and intrinsically driven to succeed. These types of people thrive because they are resourceful and can seek out information on their own to make informed decisions. 


  • Design, construct, install, alter, repair, maintain and test personnel hoists
  • Install traction and hydraulic components
  • Install traction elevators
  • Install hydraulic elevators
  • Install rack and pinion personnel hoists - layout base & buffer assembly, install masts, braces, anchors and limit cams. Install car enclosure, drive assembly and counterweight assembly. Install & inspect hoistway door wiring & hoarding. Install base and car control panel and wiring. Adjust and commission.
  • Install wiring raceways, fixtures and wiring
  • Install and trouble shoot electrical systems
  • Repair elevating systems - service brake systems, replace machines and motors
  • Comply with OH&S regulation & provincial workers compensation standards
  • Use PPE
  • Use hand, measuring and alignment tools
  • Use ladders, scaffolding and platforms
  • Use rigging and hoisting equipment
  • Use electrical test equipment
  • Read drawings and specification
  • Read, interpret and use acts regulations and codes

Working Conditions

  • Long term, steady, year-round work
  • 10-12 hours per day, work on weekends as required
  • Two paid 15 minutes breaks and one ½ hour unpaid lunch break per day
  • Working at heights
  • Climb tower cranes (up to 60 storeys) in varying weather conditions
  • Travel to SK, BC and MB (20% of the time)


  • Ability to work well in a team and independently
  • Positive attitude towards safety
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Willing to learn
  • Manual dexterity, mechanically inclined, physically fit


  • Journeyman millwright or heavy-duty mechanic preferred
  • Knowledge of general construction and formwork concrete practices considered an asset
  • Knowledge of tower crane and hoists considered an asset
  • Rigging ticket considered an asset
  • Fall Protection ticket considered an asset


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