The Crane Operator is responsible for inspecting the condition of the work site prior to crane set up. Will transport material such as machinery, equipment and other construction products in the shipyard. Must be aware of how much material can be lifted safely based upon weather conditions and the capacity of the crane. Plans, specifies and positions rigging equipment for accomplishing work in a safe and efficient manner. Additionally, inspects and maintains crane against any defects or malfunctions. Reads and interpret job specifications and works with minimum supervision. Responsible for maintaining housekeeping, keeping worksite free of waste and keeping materials and equipment stowed in an orderly manner. May be assigned miscellaneous tasks outside craft as required.
Required Skills and Education:
Able to safely operate portal cranes, Lattice boom
friction Wagon, Truck & Crawler, Small & Large hydraulic, Manitowoc
M250/2250, Link Belt 348 HYLAB 5 and American 11320 are a plus
Must have experience and possess a current qualification Large Hydraulic Mobile Crane
from NCCCO or NCCER (minimum 90-Ton Hydraulic Mobile Crane) in shipyard
environment or other similar cranes
Able to safely operate portal cranes, Lattice boom friction Wagon, Truck &
Crawler, Small & Large hydraulic, Manitowoc M250/2250, Link Belt 348 HYLAB
5 and American 11320 are a plus.
Must possess current DOT physical cert.
Pass written and practical exam and maintain proficiency in all qualified cranes to
retain this level.
Class "A" CDL with passenger endorsement is a plus.
Must be able to read and interpret all load charts and be able to interpret hand and
voice signals (signal person).
Must apply safe crane and rigging practices at all times
Rig various pieces of equipment on ships, off ships and throughout the interior of ships utilizing chain falls, nylon straps, shackle and beam clamps. Work with minimum supervision.
Preferred Skills and Education:
Must have 3 years’ experience in Large Hydraulic Mobile Crane operation in shipyard environment or other similar cranes. Must be able to read and interpret all load charts. Must apply safe rigging practices and crane operating practices at all times. Must be able to interpret hand signals. Must perform daily inspections and greasing of any crane assigned and document. Must have worked in a shipyard environment for three to five years and have rigged equipment on ships. Must be safety oriented, have a good attitude and attendance. Must be able to exercise good judgment in load handling, placement of equipment, machinery and material.