Crane Operator Job Description

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What is a Crane Operator?

Crane operators handle cranes and other lifting equipment (e.g. hoists) and transport loads to construction sites.

Crane Operator

What does Crane Operator do?

Crane operators control lifting machinery using buttons, levers, and pedals. They attach loads to hoists and cranes and safely remove them. Occasionally, they set up and repair equipment.

What skills are needed to be a Crane Operator?

No specific degree is required for this role. Crane operators gain experience on-site or by completing relevant apprenticeships. They hold a commercial driver’s license and usually a relevant certificate (e.g. NCCCO certification in the US). Accuracy and knowledge of safety regulations and protocols are essential. Crane operators must also be able to lift heavy loads, climb on lifting equipment safely and stand for long hours.

When crafting your own crane operator job description, make sure to mention these skills in the requirements section.

Crane Operator responsibilities

  • Conducting equipment inspections
  • Following safety protocols
  • Keeping maintenance logs

Crane Operator Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a crane operator to safely transport loads to construction sites with the use of lifting equipment, such as cranes and hoists. You will work closely with construction workers and ground operators to complete your daily duties. You will also perform equipment inspections and repairs on a regular basis.

To succeed in this role, you should have hands-on experience with cranes and building materials. Problem-solving and attention to detail are also must-have skills for you, so that you can adapt to different weather conditions and settings.

Responsibilities

  • Operate cranes and hoists
  • Transfer loads to construction sites and discharge safely
  • Bind loads to cranes
  • Inspect equipment and machinery
  • Keep and update maintenance and activity log
  • Carry out basic repairs to machines
  • Set up machinery based on complex manuals
  • Coordinate with ground operators and interpret hand and verbal signals
  • Follow safety guidelines and protocols

Requirements

  • Previous experience as a crane operator or a similar role
  • Working experience handling different types of cranes
  • Ability to lift heavy loads, work in heights and stand for long hours
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Pass medical, drug and background check
  • Commercial driver’s license is a must
  • Relevant certification (e.g. NCCCO) is preferred

Crane Operator Job Description Examples

Crane Operator • Lanes Motor Freight Lines LLC

Job Description

Lane's Motor Freight Lines & Excel Crane Service is looking for a qualified CCO crane operator with a CDL. We specialize in rig moving but do other crane jobs as well. Must have NCCCO and CDL. All our cranes are hydraulic and top of the line equipment. Job does require overtime and weekends. Benefits include a company vehicle, full company paid insurance, per diem, etc...

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Crane Operator • Lanes Motor Freight Lines

Lane's Motor Freight Lines & Excel Crane Service is looking for a qualified CCO crane operator with a CDL. We specialize in rig moving but do other crane jobs as well. Must have NCCCO and CDL. All our cranes are hydraulic and top of the line equipment. Job does require overtime and weekends. Benefits include a company vehicle, full company paid insurance, per diem, etc...

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Crane Operator • e2o U.S. LLC

Job Purpose A Crane Operator operates a crane to lift, position and place machinery, equipment or other large objects at construction sites and industrial facilities. Main Duties / Responsibilities Ability to use a surveyor's level to maintain elevation grades on project sites. Ability to operate and maintain a variety of light and heavy equipment. Skill in planning and organizing. Assists in.....

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Crane Operator • The Walsh Group

Overview:

Archer Western Construction, a member of The Walsh Group is currently seeking a Crane Operator for the Arcadia Lake Water Treatment Facility in Arcadia, OK...

The Crane Operator's primary function is to operate a Crane at the site of work to construct, maintain, or repair highway, heavy civil, or building type structures; equipment operators are also expected to assist in other duti...

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