About the Voith Group

The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 22,000 employees, sales of € 5,5 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

Voith Hydro is hiring for:

Material Handler Trainee  
York, PA

Overhead Crane Operator Trainee 

Starting rate of $26.96/hour, Full time 


Come and join the growing team at Voith Hydro! Voith Hydro in the US is a full-line supplier of hydropower equipment and services including project planning and execution, manufacturing, electrical and mechanical engineering, outage management, modernization, and aftermarket business and services. 


Reasons you’ll love working here: 

  • Safe, clean working environment  
  • Vacation after 90 days   
  • Medical benefit package within first 30 days or less 
  • Eligible for 10 paid holidays immediately  
  • Paid lunch and break 
  • Shift differential for off-shifts of $2.50/hour 


Interested to learn about Voith? Check out our video on YouTube: Voith #Hydropower Manufacturing in North America, York - Your Technology Partner (EN) - YouTube 



Job entails working in a fast paced production environment operating various powered lifting equipment such as: overhead cranes, mobile crane and forklift. Position is part of a trainee program designed prepare the employee for a Material Handler position.



Employee is responsible for general movement, turning or other lifting activities as directed by Supervision utilizing overhead cranes and forklift.


Overhead Crane Operator Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate a remote overhead crane
  • Observe all workplace safety rules and regulations
  • Move various parts or components to the appropriate areas.
  • Work and communicate with supervisors to ensure smooth operations
  • Inspect equipment and fill out service requests as necessary

Overhead Crane Operator Requirements and Qualifications

  • Prior experience with overhead crane equipment (preferred)
  • Physical ability to stand, crouch, and lift objects throughout your shift
  • Strong communication skills
  • Forklift experience or a forklift operator license (preferred)


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Basic discipline aptitude/attitude


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Associate to successfully perform the key actions of job.


Talking                                                    Frequently

Hearing                                                  Frequently

Sitting                                                     Frequently

Standing                                                 Frequently

Walking                                                  Frequently

Bending                                                  Frequently

Climbing                                                 Frequently

Reaching                                                Frequently

Prolonged Overhead Work                 Frequently

Pushing/Pulling                                     Frequently

Kneeling/Squatting                              Frequently

Lifting                                                      Frequently up to 50 lbs

                                                                 Occasionally up to 100 lbs

Carrying                                                 Frequently up to 50 lbs

                                                                 Occasionally up to 100 lbs

Balancing                                               N/A

Rotation/Twisting                                Frequently

Keyboard Use                                        Frequently

Using vibration tools/equipment      Frequently

Noise level                                             Frequently > 100 dBA

Travel                                                     Occasionally- Emergency basis

* This job description is not all encompassing, however, is intended to be a general description of the responsibilities of this position.


Voith US Inc. is an EEO/AA/VEVRAA compliant Federal Contractor and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in the industry including people of color, LGBTQI+ community, women, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), Veterans, people of any age or family status. We embrace the competitive advantage that diversity brings and we strive to create a working environment that is inclusive of thought and talent.