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Crane Operator

Kenai, AK
Job Title:
Mobile Crane Operator
SOC code:
FLSA Classification:
Non exempt
Nikiski Office
Reports to:
General Foreman (or Superintendent)
Full Time, Temporary
Craft Worker
Normal Work Hours and Days:  Regular hours are 7AM-5:30 Monday through Friday. Often required to work six day weeks and/or five, ten hour shifts when in high season and based on workload (required overtime). Schedule may be adjusted to accommodate workload including on call basis. 
EEO Statement:
Cruz Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, other protected activities, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. **This employer participates in E-Verify. Este Empleador Participa en E-Verify.**

Responsible to safely operate and maintain equipment on construction (often remote) project sites.
Essential Functions:
  • Safely operate equipment on project site(s).
  • Aid in diagnosing equipment failures to ensure safety, cost efficiency and production.
  • Ensure and conduct minor maintenance of equipment, to include monitoring and maintaining appropriate fluid levels, fueling and greasing of equipment being operated.
  • Conduct manual labor, i.e., shoveling, using a chainsaw, as needed in order to complete project assignment.
  • Effectively work with other members of project team to produce contract/project requirements.
  • Maintain record keeping, to include load counts, equipment hours and production.
Other Tasks:
  • Assist in loading and unloading equipment from or to delivery truck.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.
  • Assist other shop and operations staff as requested.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and preferably able to perform other tasks satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 
Education and/or Experience:
  • Must possess a valid commercial driver license (CDL) and Medical Card.
  • Must have NCCCO, CIC or other nationally accredited crane certification.
  • Must have 5 years of experience operating, rigging/signaling or working with cranes.
  • Must possess current and valid TWIC card.
  • OSHA 10hr. Training
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and ability to safely and productively operate equipment used for heavy civil construction.
  • Knowledge of and ability to read and follow plans, specifications, sketches and grade/mapping control.
  • Knowledge of and ability maintain equipment and follow related procedures.
  • Ability to assess and troubleshoot equipment failure.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply first aid.
  • Ability to see and record written data and information.
  • Ability to communicate information in writing so others will understand.
  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate verbally with others.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed.
  • Ability to meet project schedule with dependability and consistency.
  • Ability to wear protective clothing.
Physical Demands:
The following activities were rated for frequency of occurrence based on the following:
Not Present = NP 34-66% of the work day = Frequent
1-10% of the work day = Rare 67-100% of the work day = Constant
11-33% of the work day = Occasional    
Sitting Frequent Reaching Overhead Frequent
Standing Frequent Reaching Straight Ahead Frequent
Walking Frequent Reaching Downward Frequent
Bending/Stooping Frequent Handling Frequent
Crouching Frequent Fingering Occasionally
Kneeling Frequent Feeling Occasionally
Crawling Frequent Talking Occasionally
Climbing Frequent (Onto equipment) Hearing Occasionally
Balancing Occasionally Twisting Frequent
Operate Foot Controls Occasionally Twist of Wrist Frequent
(Pounds) Constant Frequent Occasional Rare
Lifting   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Carrying 50 lbs. 50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Pushing/Pulling   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Working Conditions:
1. Exposure to Inclement Weather X Is exposed to weather while working outside of equipment.
2. Extreme Cold NP  
3. Extreme Heat X Exposed to hot diesel engines and hoses while lubricating equipment.
4. Wet and/or Humid X Will experience Rain/Snow/Ice on location
5. Noise X Frequent noise from equipment.
6. Vibration X Occasional normal equipment vibration
7. Atmospheric Conditions (dust/fumes/etc.) X Possible diesel fumes.
8. Moving Mechanical Parts X Exposed to engine components and drive train/track.
9. Electric Shock X Generator sets.
10. High, Exposed Places X Crawling onto top of equipment to service it.
11. Radiant Energy NP  
12. Explosives X Diesel fuel exposure.
13. Toxic or Caustic Chemicals X Petroleum distillates.
14. Other Risks X Aware of the potential hazards of working around equipment.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
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