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Job Title: Crane Operator

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled and experienced Crane Operator to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating a variety of cranes to lift, move, and position heavy loads in a safe and efficient manner. The Crane Operator will work closely with other members of the construction team to ensure that all tasks are completed on time and to the highest standards.


  • Operate a variety of cranes, including mobile, tower, and overhead cranes, to lift, move, and position heavy loads
  • Inspect cranes and other equipment before use to ensure that they are in good working condition
  • Follow all safety procedures and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment
  • Communicate with other members of the construction team to ensure that all tasks are completed on time and to the highest standards
  • Maintain accurate records of all crane operations, including load weights, times, and locations
  • Perform routine maintenance on cranes and other equipment to ensure that they are in good working condition


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid crane operator certification
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience operating cranes in a construction environment
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and other construction documents
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Physical ability to lift and move heavy loads

Working Conditions: The Crane Operator will work primarily outdoors in a construction environment. The job may require working in adverse weather conditions and at heights. The job may also require working long hours and weekends.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, and a 401(k) plan.

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What is the best way to find and hire a Crane Operator near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Crane Operator applicants. Employers posting their Crane Operator job on Indeed get about 11 applications from that board on average.
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Hourly paid workers, such as Crane Operators are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 134% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Crane Operator applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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