Industrial ConstructionCrane Operator

Crane Operators operate large machinery to move large heavy equipment or materials.

Crane Operator

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Do you want to work out doors? Do you have great teamwork skills? You might enjoy a career as a Crane Operator. In this role, you’ll accomplish what looks impossible as you help build or repair large structures.

Safety will be your number one priority as you operate equipment to move large or heavy materials. Part of your job will also be to perform an inspection of your equipment and perhaps make minor repairs when needed. You may work with many different types, makes, models and sizes of cranes, such as mobile cranes, tower cranes, boom trucks and self-erect tower cranes. You’ll work with Riggers and other team members to get the job done right.

Safety will be your number one concern in this job. Crane Operator’s duties are complex and can be dangerous if you don’t follow protocol and safety rules. 

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This job may require shift work.

Critical Skills

  • Calculate Dimension/Tolerance
  • Comprehend and Follow Oral Instructions
  • Construction Knowledge
  • Equipment Selection
  • Inspect Equipment
  • Operate Large Vehicles
  • Operate Machines
  • Precise Hand/Eye Coordination
  • Safety Regulations and Procedures

Key Responsibilities

  • Determine load weights and check them against lifting capacities to prevent overload
  • Review work orders or schedules daily
  • Inspect and adjust crane mechanisms or lifting accessories to prevent malfunctions or damage
  • Load shipments, belongings, or materials
  • Review schedules to determine orders, sequences of deliveries, or special loading instructions
  • Secure cargo
  • Inspect cables or grappling devices for wear and install or replace cables
  • Maintain material moving equipment in good working condition

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Salary: $20-26/hr


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Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

High school diploma or GED


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