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.

124 Crane Operator jobs found on Monster.

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Candidates must be able to: Operate a 20 ton - 100 ton crane from the cab Safely maneuver large, heavy molds, ladles & castings in tight spaces Handle hot, liquid metal Climb ladders and/or stairs to reach crane cab Inspect the crane equipment daily Work rotating shifts over the course of an 8-10 or 12 - hour shift We offer a competitive wage, along with a COMPANY PAID medical, dental, vision and...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, FL, 32231
CRANE OPERATOR WANTED NCCCO desired, Crane knowledge req, Full benefits offered. Immediate opening, Call 904-783-4111...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, FL, 32231
CRANE OPERATOR WANTED NCCCO desired, Crane knowledge req, Full benefits offered. Immediate opening, Call 904-783-4111...
We are currently seeking a crane operator. The crane Operator’s primary function is to operate the crane safely and effectively. The operator must perform daily maintenance checks and report any mechanical or safety issues to a supervisor. In addition, the Crane Operator may be required to perform minor repairs to the equipment and is to assist in the general operation of each job site. The positi...
CRANE OPERATOR NEEDED Must be experienced using friction & hydraulic cranes for precast piling & augercast piling work. NCCCO certification & clean driver's license required. Drug free workplace. Email with work exp. and/or resume. *****...
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...
Crane Operator (NCCO) with crawler crane experience and rig moving experience. Monster Heavy Haulers. Call 325-698-2300...
CRANE OPERATOR NEEDED Must be experienced using friction & hydraulic cranes for precast piling & augercast piling work. NCCCO certification & clean driver's license required. Drug free workplace. Email with work exp. and/or resume. *****...
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...
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