Truck crane operator positions are commonly found in the shipping and construction industries, though there are many other companies that hire individuals for this position as well. This job typically involves operating a specific piece of equipment, using it to efficiently load and unload cargo and/or other materials. There are many entry-level openings for truck crane operators, and this position usually requires a high school diploma or equivalent; some positions require a valid commercial driver’s license as well, and different states have different regulations and qualifications for these positions. As far as specific knowledge, most companies require extensive preliminary training, as those without experience will need to learn how to use the tools and equipment.
Truck Crane Operator Tasks
Work with control console to operate crane safely and effectively.
Effectively communicate with other team members to receive direction, either through microphone or hand signals.
Operate tower crane to move building materials from ground-level to top of buildings or vice versa.