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Primary function of a Crane Operator:
Operate a crane. Relocate crane or materials on construction projects. Operate crane to set customer s items per senior crane operator s instructions. CCO Certification for Telescopic Boom Cranes – Fixed Cab (TSS) and Swing Cab (TLL), and Lattice Boom Crane (LBC) required. May use cranes in all applications.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Knowledge of and ability to select cables, winches, blocks, wire ropes, pulleys, chains and grappling devices according to weight and size of load to be lifted.
Attach load with grappling devices, such as loops, wires, ropes, and chains, to crane hook.
Install attachments such as jib, lattice extensions, auxiliary heads, and pile hammers.
Receive directions to engage in hoisting and moving loads to insure safety of workers and material handled, using hand signals, loud speakers, two-way radios, or telephone.
Read and interpret lifting capacity charts.
May direct workers engaged in hoisting of machinery and equipment into or on to trucks, railroad cars or other moving devices.
Must be safety minded and adhere to all safety policies in addition to passing a test in reference to safe operation in a trench.
Must maintain a log book.
Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:
Must hold a valid TSS, TLL, and LBC CCO Certification
At least 3 years experience as a crane operator recommended
Maintain DOT physical
Maintain working knowledge of load charts, hand signals, and state and federal DOT laws
Must be able to work independently, prioritize daily work assignments and communicate with all levels of employees
Be able to coordinate the movements of hand and feet according to visual signals and directions
Have a complete knowledge of crane and rigging signals
Know the emergency response procedures for mobile crane operations