crane Operator

Responsible for operating a stationary or traveling crane to lift, move, position, and reposition material. Depresses buttons, lifts levers, and ensures material is safely attached to crane before moving.

Job Duties:

  • Operate crane under general supervision.
  • Manipulate or depress crane controls to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement according to written, verbal, or signal instructions.
  • Assist in repair of crane as needed.
  • Inspect crane for safety issues on a daily basis.
  • Determine if any parts are malfunctioning.
  • Complete job tickets and all other necessary paperwork.
  • Lift, position and place material, steel structures or other large objects on and off trucks and various locations at facility.
  • Place blocks and outriggers to prevent capsizing when lifting heavy loads.
  • Move levers and pedals to rotate crane on chassis to raise and lower crane boom and to raise and lower loadline.
  • Bolt boom sections together to extend or modify boom for high lifting.
  • Work with in precise limits and standards of accuracy.
  • Operate crane according to signals from helper.
  • Start and stop crane engine. 
  • Follow directions carefully.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with operational and personnel policies and procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


  • Technical Understanding
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Basic Safety
  • Attention to Detail
  • Flexibility
  • Job Knowledge
  • Productivity

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