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.

148 Crane Operator jobs found on Monster.

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Company Confidential Willoughby, OH, 44094
TRUCK/CRANE OPERATOR Experienced and certified, Class A CDL a must. Duties will include truck driving and warehouse work. Drug testing will be required. Competitive wages and benefits. Send resume to ***** Click to apply by EMAIL...
Fort Wayne, 46803
Boom Crane Driver- Operator. for local construction co. CDL with Class A or B. Apply at 901 Hayden St, Ft. Wayne IN This listing brought to you by Fort Wayne Newspapers and
Title: Forklift/Overhead Crane Operator Shift: Flexibility required. Must train for 3 - 4 weeks on 1st shift (7am - 3:30pm), moving to 2nd (3pm - 11pm) or 3rd (11pm - 7am) Pay Rate: $13/hr Potential Temp to Hire for right individual (may take up to 12 months) Requirements: Forklift Skillsets (Sitdown propane, Side loader) Overhead Crane (Hand held) Bandsaw Experience is a plus Strong Work Ethic Pr...
The Middlesex Corporation is a leader in road, bridge and marine construction throughout the Northeast and Southeast United States. We are able to respond to customer demand with high-quality products and service. We are seeking to add a CRANE OPERATOR to our team who responsible for all small tools and equipment at the job site and maintaining supplies for the project.This position will report to...
Our client, located on the southwest side of Indianapolis, is looking for an experienced overhead crane operator. Monday – Thursday 6AM – 4:30 PM Friday 6AM - 3:30 PM $11.13/hour 1 to 3 month temp project Responsibilities: Assist in the paint shop prepping structural steels parts for the wet paint process. Use of hand tools to deburr parts prior to paint. Move material utilizing a 5 ton overhead c...
Friction Crane Operator Friction Crane Operator needed for Deep Foundation Rig. Augercast or driven pile work is a plus. 3 years in the seat. Lattice Boom Crawler Required. Travel opportunities through southern states. TWIC card a plus. Compensation: DOE EOE and Drug Screen Required Contact Brian Kelley at 409-962-3330...
Global Specialized Services, LLC is now accepting applications for the following positins: Crawler Crane Operator Pay rate is Dependent on Experience. Drug testing is required. We are offering 401k, Insurance, Safety Quarterly Bonuses Available & Vacation. To inquire about any of these positions call: 307-337-2671 or email: *****...
Mobile Crane Operator needed with steel erection experience. Must have TN CDL and medical card. Must be able to begin work immediately. Must live within a 100 mile radius. Apply in person Monday-Thursday Erection Specialists, Inc. 8519 Strawberry Plains Pk Knoxville, TN 37924 or send resume to ***** Posting provided by:...
Crane Operator (Small Hydraulics up to 30 Tons & Large 50 Ton) In general, aCraneOperatorwill perform duties of a Professional Certified Crane Operator/Driver. They will be required to “operate” any and all of, but not limited to those units in the Fleet considered “Cranes”, “Booms”, or Augers”. The CraneOperatormay assist other craft workers in their daily activities and must perform all other du...
Halme Construction, a local Civil contractor specializing in Underground Utilities, Earthwork and Structural Concrete in the Spokane area is seeking a motivated experienced Concrete/General Carpenter/Crane Operator to join our team. Experience and Certification with 60 ton rough terrain cranes is required. Must be a team player and hard worker. Primarily prevailing wage and excellent benefits. Hal...
Company Confidential Ebensburg, 15931
Certified Crane and Front End Loader/Operator & Laborers Highway Construction company in the Ebensburg area looking for experienced Certified Crane and Front End Operators and Laborers to work in barrier yards located throughout PA. You will load and off load Jersey barrier and safety devices from tractor trailers, inventory, stock and care for your assigned barrier yard, computer knowledge a plus...
Company Confidential PITTSBURGH, 15235
Overhead Crane Operator A foundry in the Alle-Kiski area has an immediate opening for an overhead crane operator. The successful candidate must have at least three (3) years exp. in operating overhead cranes from the cab. This position will service a foundry (hot metal), a machine shop, and various other areas. Excellent pay and benefits. Send Resume: Trib Total Media, Box 1068, 460 Rodi Rd., Pitt...
NOW HIRING Press Brake Operator Crane Technician Houma, LA Valid Driver's License Required Apply Today: 124 Finish Line Lane Houma, LA 70360...
Del Kern, 93307
SMALL CRANE OPERATOR (REFINERY) APPLY NOW for immediate consideration! Primary duties include operation of SMALL CRANE and other heavy equipment and complete equipment inspections as required. Ideal candidate will have a Class B license with clean DMV; a minimum 3 years experience operating small crane in industrial setting with current applicable certifications; and high school diploma or GED. Vi...
Crane Operator/Pile Driving Foreman with experience in marine construction needed for a permanent position in the San Diego, CA area. Per diem & supplied housing are available for an initial probationary period of approx. 4 - 6 mths. Following this you will be expected to relocate. Relocation assistance is available. Company vehicle is supplied. You will be based out of San Diego County, yet also...
Crane Operator Needed Experienced Cert. Crane Operator Needed!!! Position offers a competitive wage and benefits! Please apply: in person at: Devoe Contracting 26015 CR 46 Kersey, CO 80644 or fax resume along with a copy of your current MVR to 970-284-7939...
We are very established Architectural Sign Company in the NY area, with an immediate opening for an experienced Boom / Crane Truck Operator who has a class A or B CDL drivers license for a full time position with our company. You must have a valid NYC Crane Operators license. You can earn up to $70 an hour and we do offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, 401k and more. P...
TRAVEL TO ANTARCTICA. PAE is a leader in providing worldwide solutions for base operations, logistics, construction, airfield operations, and personnel placement. We are currently seeking a Crane Operator to support a unique mission with the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Support Operations for work at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. This person will operate a variety of cranes and constru...
The Steel Receiving/Crane Operator handles all incoming and outgoing raw material. Responsible for raw material accuracy and is the starting point for lot traces of raw material. Operates traveling crane to lift, move, and position loads such as machinery, equipment, products, and materials. Drives powered industrial truck equipped with lifting device such as forklift to push, pull, lift, stack, t...

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