Crane Operator

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Description/Job Summary

The Crane Operator is responsible to maintain and operate overhead crane and forklift to lift, move and position loads in a safe manner.


  • Plan, specify, and position rigging equipment for accomplishing work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Operating cranes to offload and backload tugs, barges, and etc.
  • Manipulate crane controls to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement according to written, verbal or signal instruction.
  • Determine load weights and check them against lifting capacities to prevent overloading.
  • Clean, lubricate, and maintain the crane, including mechanisms such as cables, pulleys, or grappling devices, making repairs as necessary.
  • Inspect cables or grappling devices for wear and install or replace cables as needed.
  • Complete daily checklist, delivery logs, maintenance schedule and all other necessary paperwork neatly and accurately.
  • Maintaining the appearance of the forklift and crane by keeping it clean, free of debris and painted.
  • Follow all safety procedures during all crane and forklift operations.
  • Know and understand McAllister’s Safety Policy and comply with all the requirements of the Quality Safety Management System.
  • Assisting other departments as needed.
  • Ensuring personnel under your direction work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

  • Proven experience working with an overhead crane, in all types of weather conditions. 
  • Licensed as required under federal, state and local law. 
  • Crane Operator Certificate from a nationally recognized and accredited certification program preferred. 
  • Current Transportation Workers Identification Card.
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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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