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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Job Purpose: Supports drilling operations by planning and organizing rig set-up and operations; locating and setting-up rigs; maintaining rig performance; operating equipment and controls; maintains records and safe operations. Duties: * Determines rig requirements by analyzing set-up requests; studying rig sites and access, and alternate rig sites; studying location schematics, maps, and soil ...
CRANE OPERATOR For Sarasota Roofing Company. Must have valid FL CDL license & NCCCO Certificate a plus. Salary based on experience. Call Shewski Roofing 941-377-9896...
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 $44 / hr. - Must be experienced in high rise concrete construction Mobile Crane: - Must be CCO certified - Must have mech...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX
CRANE OPERATOR Venture Energy Services , Gillett Office is searching for a Certified Crane Operator that possess and maintain a CDL Class B. Able to maintain crane operator certification (Large and Small Crane). Basic Knowledge of mechanic and electronics. Ability to immediately respond to emergency situations. Maintain all crane equipment. Follow all safety procedures during all crane ope...
CRANE OPERATOR Willow Grove Est'd tree co. Valid CDL & crane operator exp. OR tree climbing exp. Comp. pay & benefits. Email resume ***** or call 215-956-9990 Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
HC118967: 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...
Carolina based crane company is currently seeking certified Hydraulic Truck Crane Operators to operate our mobile hydraulic cranes 50 to 500 Tons. Must have 5 years verifiable experience. Must have Class A CDL and clean driving record. Must be NCCCO certified. We are rental crane company providing daily crane rentals with hydraulic truck cranes ranging up to 500 Tons. We have offices located throu...
Operate, inspect, set up and move various types of mobile cranesQUALIFICATIONS: *Working knowledge of cranes including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, diesel and record keeping systems. *Ability to understand and use all applicable crane hand signals. LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS: *NCCCO Mobile Crane certification or equivalent *Medical Examiner's Certificate *Commercial driver's license R...
Rock and COAL Construction is now taking resumes for the following positions: /b Certified Crane Operators /b Multi-craft Iron Workers (with welding experience) Must have NCCOS certification, MSHA 24 hour training, experience, certifications and tools. Willing to travel, reliable transportation and able to work any shift. Great pay, great benefits, 401k!! For more information, call: Alli...
Are you a crane operator that wants to help improve infrastructure? As a Crane Operator with our client in Brattleboro, VT, you will be part of a $60 million bridge project for the Vermont Agency of Transportation that will improve the roadways and make travel easier for local residents as well as everyone traveling through the area. You will be a critical member of a team of crane operators tha...
Equipment Services Company seeking Crane Operator Fast paced and growing equipment service company is in search of a Licensed Crane Operator. This Operator will be responsible for the daily function of the crane; daily inspections, site safety, and simple daily maintenance, as well as daily job scheduling. Management experience is a plus. This position will be based out of Riverview FL and will w...
Career Move..... Industrial Construction - Stable Environment! Benefits Available Must have CERTIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE. Must be dependable, Conscientious, able to take direction yet work independently. Heavy Industrial Experience is big plus! Safety focused Customer focused OSHA Certified Training 3 – 5 years related experience and or training, or equivalent combination of education and...
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...
Job Description Operates traveling or stationary overhead crane (cab or ground controlled) to lift, move, and position loads such as machinery, equipment, products, and solid or bulk materials by performing the following duties. Many of these jobs are not full time, the size of the project and organization of the work determining whether a worker spends all his time on one job or is transferred f...
Company Confidential Valdosta, GA, 31601
EXPERIENCED CRANE OPERATOR & TRUCK DRIVERS/CRANE SET UP Both positions must have CDL & clean driving record. Truck drivers will have to assist with crane set up. Permanent position, excellent pay, paid vacation & holidays. Full benefit package including group medical insurance, & 401K plan. Positions available in Albany, Ga, Valdosta, Ga, Tallahassee, FL, & Panama City, FL. Call 1-888-434-2844...
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 ...
Friction Cable Crane Operator Yager Materials LLC is currently seeking a Friction Cable Crane Operator. Ideal candidates should have experience in the operation of friction cable cranes and river terminal operations. Responsibilities include: · Cycle-duty unloading of bulk materials · Performing daily inspection and preventative maintenance on crane equipment · Capable of reading and understan...
Operates crane to lift, move and position large structure gates and pump station machinery. Operates dragline and multi excavation/ earthmoving equipment to maintain ditches, canals and levees. Reads and understands signs, signals, load charts, grade stakes, excavation plans, maps/charts for dredging areas, instruction manuals and service procedures. Physical Requirements/Working Environment: Re...
Perform work involving operation of heavy equipment, including cranes, cherry pickers, forklifts, to assist in the completion of various construction projects. The employee is expected to climb and work in high places that may exceed 200 feet in height and also work in confined spaces. The employee must work overtime, nights, and weekends as require by the workload.The holder of this position must...

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