Crane Operator Jobs

Crane Operator Overview

Crane operators linguistics, are responsible for moving heavy objects at construction sites, sea ports and manufacturing companies. Operators are expected to safely and efficiently operate heavy machinery, which requires great focus and skill. They are responsible for moving and placing large objects without damaging or hitting surrounding structures or people. Often, operators have to work within strict deadlines to complete projects. They can be required to master various types of cranes including mobile, service truck, tower, overhead and articulating cranes.

Crane Operator Education Requirements

Generally, crane operators must have a high school diploma or GED certificate. In rare cases, a company may hire an individual without these qualifications. Certification and licensing is required in most states to operate a crane. To prepare for certification, operators often complete an apprenticeship program. These programs combine on-the-job training with classroom learning. Several trade and vocational schools also offer training programs to help potential operators prepare for certification tests. To qualify to take the certification exams, prospects must be at least 18 years of age and in good health. These exams include both a written test and a practical examination. The results of the practical exam are due within 12 months of the successful completion of the written exam.

Crane Operator Job Market

The number of crane operator and other machine operator jobs is expected to rise approximately 1 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is little to no change when compared to all occupations. Employment opportunities are projected to be best for crane operators with construction experience, experience operating other pieces of heavy equipment or operators moving up with years of experience operating smaller cranes.

Crane Operator Salary

The median annual salary of crane operators is $31,530 per year. For unionized operators that specialize in large commercial projects, such as skyscraper construction, yearly pay can be well into the six-figure range.

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Delta Steel, Inc. Overhead Crane Operator Looking for an opportunity? Look no further than Delta Steel, a leader in the Steel Service Center Industry for over 50 years. Delta Steel is currently interviewing for Overhead Crane Operators. Delta Steel is a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company. Reliance Steel & Aluminum, headquartered in Los Angeles, California is the largest metals serv...
WRECKER DRIVER for 2nd shift. Good pay and benefits. Apply at Eastland Towing - 2190 S. Hamilton Rd. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and
Crane Operator (Beasley, TX) Requirements: To operate derrick crane to move material into position. Inspect gears, cables, and hoists. Work with hand signals from Universal Standard Signal Chart. Operate crawler crane as needed. Assume other duties in the department as needed. Operate cherry picker as needed. Qualifications / Requirements: 2 years related experience. Forklift training C...
Crainco is a mobile crane service company serving So. California. Applicant must be a NCCCO Licensed Crane Operator with a clean Class A DMV record and pass a DOT physical and drug test. Must be safety conscious, possess a professional customer service skill set along with a sales driven attitude, high energy, organizational skills, and have excellent attendance. 5+ years of experience of chart re...
USA Tank Company, LLC Now Hiring Crane Operator/Knuckle Boom Operator $25.00 to $30.00 per hour DOE and CDL Driver (clean MVR required) Background Screening and Drug Screen Benefits Include: *Health Insurance *Dental Insurance *Vision Insurance Apply online at USATANKCOMPANY.COM or at any Workforce Oklahoma Office USA Tank Company LLC This job listing brought to you by The Pauls Vall...
MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITIES Gradall Industries Due to growth opportunities, Gradall Industries a manufacturer of industrial equipment has openings in its New Philadelphia, Ohio location for l Welders l Assemblers l CNC Operators l Crane Operators Gradall Industries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race...
Bushwick Metals seeking hard working, FT industrial crane operator & loader Night shift. Steel experience a plus but will train. Wages based on experience. Benefits, potential advancement. EOE. Apply in person: 36 Anderson Rd, Parker Ford...
Job Description Zachry Industrial, Inc. is accepting applications for NCCCO Crane Operators for work in the Cincinnati, OH area. Qualifications: Minimum of 3 years journeyman level crane operating experience Must be able to meet all pre-employment contingencies Access to the job site requires meeting pre-set criteria of a Criminal Background Check CCCO certified DOT certified Must have rel...
City: Morgan Hill State: California Postal/Zip Code: 95037 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete pr...
Rossco Crane & Rigging, Inc. Crane Operators NCCCO certified, 2 years experience, oilfield experience required, Rig move experience. Minot, ND Riggers 2 years experience, oilfield experience required. Minot, ND Send resume and references to: *****...
Gibson Oilfield Services is now hiring: NCCCO Crane Operators Odessa TX Please contact Mark Daniels 682-321-0097 for more information. Must pass a background driving record and a drug test. Gibson Oilfield Services offers great benefits such as health insurance and paid vacation. Gibson Oilfield Services is a growing company that offers plenty of hours, overtime is always available. Experie...
Team 1 Staffing of Charleston is currently seeking motivated and dedicated employees for a Metal Warehouse located here in Charleston, SC. This is a temp-permanent position with a 90 day probation period. Must have prior experience with operating remote control overhead cranes. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment while also being a team player. This will be for either first shift ...
Miller, Long & Arnold Co., Inc. has positions available for tower and mobile crane operators for jobs in Baltimore and surrounding areas. Tower Crane: - Must be CCO certified - Must have mechanical knowledge of crane and equipment - Qualified applicants could earn up to $60 / hr - Must be experienced in high rise concrete construction - Must be CCO certified in LBC and TLL Mobile Crane: - ...
KINSLEY MANUFACTURING STEEL FABRICATION & ERECTION CRAWLER AND HYDRAULIC CRANE OPERATORS/IRONWORKERS/ CONNECTORS/CERTIFIED WELDERS Kinsley Manufacturing has immediate openings available for experienced Crawler and Hydraulic Crane Operators, Ironworkers, Connectors and Certified Welders. Qualified applicants must have a minimum of 3 -5 years of experience erecting structural steel buildings and hav...
HC167043: Consolidated Crane Houston, TX Call 713-641-3330 Full time Crawler, RT, and Hydraulic Truck Crane operators wanted. Experienced operators only. NCCO Certification required. Please call (713) 641-3330 or apply at 6370 Long Drive, Houston, TX 77087...
General Labor, Welders, Chippers, Electrician, Crane Operators, Maintenance WE ARE HIRING! Applications can be filled out onsite: 2211 Parsons Ave. Columbus, OH 43207 Must be willing to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift. Must be able to pass a drug test and physical before hire. Must have at least a high school education. Benefits include: Life Insurance, LT & ST Disability, 401K, Vision, Dental an...
Blanchard Contractors, Inc. HAS IMMEDIATE NEED FOR EXPERIENCED PILE DRIVING Supervisors PILE DRIVING Crane Operators PILE DRIVING Crew Members Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Short/Long Term Disability, Life, Paid Vacation and Safety Bonuses Apply In Person 15444 Hwy. 3235 Cut Off, LA...
Established company seeking experienced CRANE OPERATOR. Must be NCCCO certified, able to pass drug and alcohol screens, background screen and MVR. CDL required and any certifications a plus. Excellent pay and benefits, start asap. Fax resume to 361-884-8758....
IRONWORKERS & CRANE OPERATOR Sunbelt Erectors Inc. McKinney, TX Experienced Structural Steel Ironworkers and Certified Structural Welders 3G & 4G must have own tools and dependable transportation. We are a Safety 1st oriented company and you must be able to pass a drug test. We offer top pay with paid holiday and vacation. CALL 214-544-8112 The Dallas Morning News - 11/02/2014...

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