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.

157 Crane Operator jobs found on Monster.

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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 currently has an opportunity for an Overhead Crane Operator. Delta Steel is a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company. Reliance Steel & Aluminum is the largest metals service center company in North America and...
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...
Mobile Crane Operator needed with steel erection experience. Must have CDL and medical card. Apply in person Mon-Thursday Erection Specialists, Inc. 8519 Strawberry Plains Pk Knoxville, TN 37924 or send resume to ***** Posting provided by:...
Bridge construction crane operator needed. Experience required. Progressive company. Good opportunity & benefits. Contact King Construction, 620-327-4251. An equal opportunity employer....
Immediate openings Crane Operator/ Cleaning Crew Foreman -Welders - Mechanics Apply in person at 2300 Broadway Evansville or visit Posting provided by:...
-IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING Creative Human Resources Concepts, LLC (CHRC) is currently recruiting for contract to direct positions located in Bakersfield, California. Class A Operator – Crane Operator (NCCCO Certified) ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Reads and understands radius and capacity charts for particular crane being operated. • Operates and controls crane and lifts in adverse weather...
Granite Services International, Inc. (, is an affiliate company of General Electric (GE) Energy. We provide Engineering & Technical Services to the power generation industry in over 40 countries around the globe. Our services include power plant commissioning, start-up, installation, maintenance, project controls, operations and craft services. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Granit...
Crane Operator Location: Neville Island, PA Type: Full Time, possibility of overtime Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 7AM-3:30PM Seeking experienced overhead crane operators to join our team! Who we are: Steel service center that distributes and processes carbon steel plate. Who you’ll be/what you'll be doing: Operating a commercial overhead crane What we're looking for: Experience operating a crane in...
Overhead crane operator needed for Baytown area. Must be flexible to work 1st and 2nd shift work. * 2 years Overhead Experience * Must be able to pass a criminal background check * Must be (Spanish) Bilingual * Must be able to work 1st and 2nd shift plus overtime...
Requirements: Crane Operator (Beasley, TX) 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 Crane operat...
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...
EMR is a global leader in metal recycling. We are privately owned with a heritage dating back to the 1940s and employ almost 3500 people operating at 150 locations around the world. Our core business is the recycling of scrap metal from a range of sources such as End-of-Life vehicles/consumer products, industry, construction and demolition. This results in sales of recycled commodities of around 1...
Local Steel Mill that specializes in industrial piping for industrial facilities and structures is looking for an Overhead Crane Operator to operate a Gantry Crane. QUALIFICATIONS -Must have 2 plus years experience operating an overhead crane -Operation of a Gantry Crane a plus -Must have 2 years experience in an industrial setting -Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs Please send resume for consider...
Company Confidential Donora, PA
Well-established (over 50 years in business) and growing manufacturer has an immediate opportunity for experienced Overhead Crane Operator. The steady, rapid growth of our company has created the need to hire an individual that can step in and contribute to the growth. Although a leader in the industry we are small enough that you will be recognized for the contributions you make. We are proud of...
Certified crane operator needed in Indianapolis, IN for Lattice Boom Crawler (LBC), Lattice Boom Truck (LBT), Telescopic Boom Crane Fixed Cab, Telescopic Boom Crane Swing Cab operation, and must have a 10-hour OSHA card and experience driving pile. The candidate MUST have at least five years’ experience, be certified, trained and deemed competent by the NCCCO, or a training entity accredited by th...
LARGE GENERAL CONTRACTOR seeking SURVEYOR/FIELD ENGINEER (Surveyor w/construction layout expr) CRANE OPERATOR - NCCO Preferred. Sheeting expr preferred. 5+ years' expr on 80-100 Ton Crawler Cranes COMPENSATION BASED ON EXPR All employees subject to drug screening Call 910-286-9653 or email resume ***** Pls reference Hoke County in subject line of email...
Job Description CRANE OPERATOR- HYDRAULIC (40-70 tons) Home at night. Local company. Pleasant environment. Current equip. 5 vacation days after 1 yr. 5 holidays immediately 401k avail. Fax 804-233-9187 email: ***** No Wanna Be's! CDL required CCO preferred 100+ year old company As Posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch...
Overhead Crane Operator/Production Manufacturing (Ashtabula,Ohio) We are seeking candidates to load coils and run an overhead crane. Position is paying $11-11.50 hr., work 36 hrs, pay for 40 (three 12’s) – fri-sun. 3pm to 3am Must have 2-3 stable work history with one company, and at least 6 months manufacturing exp. Must possess a High School Diploma or GED. Clean background and must be able to t...
Operates traveling overhead crane to lift, move, and position loads, such as machinery, equipment, products, and solid or bulk materials, using hoisting attachments, such as hook, sling, electromagnet, or bucket: Observes load hookup and determines safety of load. Manipulates or depresses crane controls, such as pedals, levers, and buttons, to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist moveme...
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