A crane operator uses a crane to lift and move equipment and/or materials around a job site. In addition to the responsibilities associated with the operation of the crane, they must also perform inspections of the equipment before and after its use to ensure it is in working order. These operators must know and follow safety procedures on using the crane and working on job sites. In some positions, being able to plan operational lifts is an important part of the job.
Crane Operator Tasks
Diagnose problems and maintain a variety bulk handling equipment.
Work with crews to load and unload heavy items.
Operate a crane to move heavy equipment and cargo.
Perform work area housekeeping functions and help with equipment maintenance.