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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General YARD EQUIPMENT OPERATORS YARD CRANE OPERATORS Fabcon seeks Full Time Yard Crane Operators to handle and load precast concrete wall panels, barriers, columns & block. One year crane operation experience, knowledge of safety precautions. Able to work overtime, all shifts. YARD TRUCK DRIVERS Fabcon also seeks Full Time Yard Truck Operators to make sure sufficient material available to ...
CRANE OPERATOR CONTRACTOR SUPPORT (CROCS) – San Diego, California Experience Requirements The CROCS shall be fully knowledgeable of crane operation and rigging requirements outlined in NAVFAC P-307, and skilled in operating all categories of cranes, primarily category 1 and 4 (see additional information for cranes covered). § The CROCS must demonstrate the ability to operate various types of ca...
30 Ton Stick Crane Operator Our company was established in 1972 as a supplier to the insulation, roofing and siding industries. We are a wholly owned independent subsidiary of an international company which operates worldwide supplying millions of square metres of waterproofing, roofing and insulation systems around the world and employs more than 4600 employees’ world wide. We are looking for a...
We are looking for an experienced crane operator to run a 30-ton crane to assist in tree removal and trimming. Qualified candidates will: *have a CDL Class A and a clean driving history *have experience with operating a crane for tree removals *have a mechanic background to complete preventative maintenance *be a strong leader with time management skills to assist in running a crew and keepin...
Location: St. Petersburg, FL Department: Plant Operations Relocation Provided: No Education Required: High School Diploma/GED Experience Required: Less than 1 year Position Description: Covanta is a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy. Covanta's 45 Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with an environmentally soun...
THOMA-SEA MARINE CONSTRUCTORS NOW ACCEPTING Applications For FOREMAN For all crafts Min.3yrs experience Exp'd. Marine ELECTRICIAN CRANE OPERATOR/ SHIFT BOAT OPERATOR Min. 3yrs experience STRUCTURAL & PIPE FITTERS STRUCTURAL, PIPE, & HELI-ARC WELDERS INSIDE/OUTSIDE MANUAL MARINE MACHINIST Min. 3yrs experience ENTRY LEVEL Marine MACHINIST PROJECT MANAGER Min. 3yrs experienc...
Location: San Antonio, TX - CCO (Certified Crane Operator) certification required - Minimum of three years experience - Experience operating an RTG-8065 Lynk Belt (65 Ton) - Able to swing a jib - Hanging iron is a plus To apply, please click here: http://www.texasdiversity.com/apply.asp?jid=9755204 Qualified applicant MUST complete our online employment application or fill one out at our ma...
Crane Operators; Combi Operators Sheet Loaders; Landers; Pickers Must apply in person; negative pre-employment drug screen required; starting wages $12.50-$13.00 p/h; 2nd & 3rd shift openings. 2nd shift is Monday-Friday, 2pm-10pm; 3rd shift is Sunday-Thursday, 10pm-6am. No phone calls please. Apply in person from 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday at 101 Norfolk Iron Drive, Durant, Ia 52747. Exit 277 ...
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...
HC187969: 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...
Job Summary: Looking for laborers/crane operators to fill a temporary position in McDonald, Ohio. This is a temporary position with the possibility of becoming permanent for the qualified candidate. This position will be working in a manufacturing facility, working indoors but still requires working in cold temperatures. Pay rate: - $10-$13/hr. Typical Duties may include: - Material handling ...
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: *****...
Do you have experience operating a crane? Are you ready for a new opportunity with a company who will value your skills and invest in you? If the answer to these questions is YES, then Manpower wants to connect you with your next career move. Our clients have direct hire Crane Operator openings paying $11-14 hourly depending on your experience and skill level. You are a GREAT match for these po...
CRANE OPERATORS NEEDED. BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG SCREEN DIRECT HIRES! OVERHEAD CRANE AND REMOTE CRANE OPERATORS...
Sierra Oilfield Services is seeking a full time 28, 40, & 48 ton crane operator. Operator must have a class B CDL and NCCCO certified. Duties will include crane/boom truck operation and assisting construction crew in daily duties. Work will be performed in the San Juan Basin area. Please send resume to ***** or fax to (505) 325-4363....
Crane Operator Ottsville, PA Hydraulic Crane Operator & Lattice Boom Crawler Crane Operator for Construction Co. NCCCO Cert. reqd. Must have drivers lic., Class A CDL a plus. Send resume to PKF-Mark III, Inc., 40 Frogtown Rd., Ottsville, PA 18942 or call Wayde Fitz 610-847-2577 Equal Opportunity Employer Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
HC178943: Schill Steel Services Houston, TX See Below to Apply Steel Warehouse Overhead Crane Operator with experience needed. Competitive pay plus Benefits available. Email Resumes: *****...
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...
T&T Cranes is looking to fill an opening for a CRANE OPERATOR Must have NCCCO & CDL. Competitive wages, health insurance, Company Match IRA & paid holidays. Call at 307.685.2401 or 307.299.2401 Email at:*****...
Crane Operator - Hydraulic Crane Operator and Lattice Boom Crawler Crane Operator wanted for construction company. NCCCO Certification required. Must have a valid driver's license. Class A CDL a plus. Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resume to PKF-Mark III, Inc., 40 Frogtown Rd., Ottsville, PA 18942. Contact Wayde Fitz at 610-847-2577....

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27.5%
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