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.

338 Crane Operator jobs found on Monster.

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Who We Are A.S.G. Staffing provides traditional temporary help solutions for small to mid-sized accounts. Whether for a day or a week, one person or many, we are able to provide the best talent available for both short and long term assignments. We are currently recruiting for a Forklift/Overhead Crane Operatorlocated in Bolingbrook, IL. Our customer is anoperating construction technology compan...
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...
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: - ...
Crane Operator Seeking exp. friction rig crane operator for bridge crew in N. GA area. Exp. with Linkbelt 50-200 ton cranes preferred. EOE/Drug-free workplace. Apply online at
About Us: Harry Pepper & Associates, Inc. (Pepper), a wholly-owned subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc, is a leading government infrastructure company offering diversified prime contracting services to Federal and State government agencies and local municipalities. In business since 1918, Pepper has strong relationships with clients such as the Department of the Navy, the Army Corps of Engineers, the ...
CRANE OPERATOR Local scrap yard seeking EXPERIENCED hydraulic crane operator. Apply in person at: 1001 S. Pierpont, Rockford, IL 61102...
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...
Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair is the most recent addition to Donjon Marine's family of services. Founded in 1964, Donjon Marine's principal business activities include marine salvage, dredging, marine transportation, recycling, demolition, heavy-lift, and other related services. Continuing into the 21st century and beyond, our focus remains on technology and the development of new market venues, wh...
Why Halliburton? How about global opportunities, interesting work within small cohesive teams, extensive training, and the opportunity to take your career wherever you want it to GO, with all the support and stability of a truly global organization. With more than 72,000 employees in approximately 80 countries, Halliburton is one of the largest and most respected energy services companies in the i...
CRANE OPERATOR needed to run 75 Ton Hydraulic crane with New York State Crane License and CDL Please call 315-858-1000...
Company Confidential Odessa, TX, 79768
AmericanCrane logo.TIF General WANTED: CRANE OPERATORS & RIGGERS Would you like the opportunity to join a Great Company? Come to work for a company that offers good pay, DOE. Must be able to run a 50-210 ton Crane. More stability than many oilfield jobs. We provide insurance after 90 days. Apply in person at 1105 OIDC Dr., Odessa NO PHONE CALLS!...
Crane Operator MEB General Contractors, Inc. is seeking an individual for a construction project Crane Operator in the Lexington Park, Maryland area. MEB is ranked 323 in ENR Magazine’s 2013 “Top 400 List” of contractors. Our projects include military fuel, wastewater and water treatment, commercial, municipal, site development, and high-rise construction. MEB has projects throughout the east co...
Intermodal Services of America is one of the largest lift contractors in the country. Lift contractor for Lehigh Valley / Norfolk Southern Rail in Bethlehem PA has F/T positions open for Ground men, Yard drivers and Crane Operators. Job Overview: We receive several arriving inbound trains daily that need to be unlocked, off loaded and parked off to reset / reload with outbound freight. Our contr...
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 ...
Bourg Dry Dock NOW HIRING "EXPERIENCED" MECHANIC Must work on Gas & Diesel Engines Also looking for "FRICTION CRANE OPERATORS" (985) 594-5851...
Paramont Mfg. LLC 18259 Westinghouse Road, Abingdon, VA 24210 Phone: (276)623-4300 Fax: (276) 628-8290 Experienced Crane Operator TS16949 certified manufacturing company is actively searching for an experienced crane operator to work in their Southwest Virginia operation. Responsibilities: Operating a 75 ton low profile inside mobile lift changing molds Additional Openings in the following ...
HC140967: CB&I Pasadena, Deer Park, LaPorte, Texas City CB&I Maintenance, Inc. is currently hiring the following qualified candidates to work in their client facilities located in Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte and Texas City: CRANE OPERATORS IRONWORKERS INSULATORS MILLWRIGHT FOREMEN PIPEFITTERS CB&I Maintenance, Inc. offer competitive pay, benefits and overtime to full-time employees. A...
Louisiana Construction Company is looking for 2 experienced NCCCO certified friction crane operators that can operate a clam bucket Company handles many types of heavy construction including: levee construction, levee slope paving, flood walls and flood gates, dredging, canal construction (including concrete slope paving and flumes), large box culverts, and heavy municipal piping. - Project cons...
SUMMARY   Employee will operate traveling or stationary cranes or pickers (cab controlled) to lift, move and position loads such as machinery, equipment, products and solid or bulk materials while ensuring compliance to all safety procedures and regulations.   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS   • Uses hoisting attachments such as hook or sling. • Observes load hookup and determines safety level of ...

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