R&D Crane Operator
Reports To: Work-Site Foreman
The Crane Operator shall be responsible for operating mobile cranes to lift, move, position or place equipment and materials. Other responsibilities will include the conducting of routine maintenance work, and the cleaning and lubricating of cranes. Manoeuvres in response to hand signals. Determines safe lifting capacities.
We encourage new graduates and experienced operators with certification from the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Nova Scotia to apply. Successful candidates are required to join the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) – Local 721.
- Manoeuvres in response to hand signals.
- Determines safe lifting capacities.
- Operate mobile cranes to lift, move, position or place equipment and materials;
- Perform pre-operational inspection, and calculate crane capacities and weight to prepare for rigging and hoisting;
- Perform routine maintenance work such as cleaning and lubricating cranes;
- With Crane Lift, move or position equipment at work sites
- Perform routine maintenance work
- Move lever with wrist up and down, side to side.
- Preference given to those with Red Seal Certification
- Certified and licensed Mobile Crane Operator
- Experience working in the trade
- Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
- Effective verbal and listening communications skills
- Must possess a valid Driver’s license with preference given to Class 1 licensees
- Knowledge of appropriate materials, methods, and tools required in various construction processes
- Use of Personal Protection Equipment will be required (e.g. hard-hat, safety boots, etc.)
- Requires good manual dexterity (hand, two hands).
- Good level of Hand-Eye coordination.
- Hazards associated with the construction industry.