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Crane Operator, Rotational - North Dakota *
LocationND00 - North Dakota
Date Opened1/31/2018
Position ScheduleFull Time
Req Code136-POS-ND0-18
*** Rotational - 3 Weeks On/Off ***


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ensures a safe work environment.

Operate a variety of heavy equipment, with emphasis on small to mid-size crane operation. Operate tractor/trailer combinations and like equipment in a proficient manner, as determined by supervisor(s). Assemble rigging to lift and move equipment or material by crane or other lifting/hoisting device.

Assemble rigging to lift and move equipment or material in a petrochemical facility or on construction projects in Arctic conditions. Select cables, ropes, pulleys, winches, blocks and sheaves, according to weight and size of load to be moved. Ability to analyze weather conditions and recognize hazards prior to the start of work.

Ability to attach pulley and blocks to fixed overhead structures such as beams, ceilings, and gin pole booms with bolts and clamps. Attaches load with grappling devices, such as loops, wires, ropes, and chains to crane hook. Sets up, braces and rigs hoisting equipment using handtools and power wrenches.

Knowledgeable and proficient in equipment and rigging daily, monthly and annual inspections, required to meet company, client and industry specifications/standards.

Follow company and client policies and procedures.

Informs supervisor of any incidents involving injury, spills, equipment malfunction and/or damage.

Develop lift plans, load calculation charts and other clerical duties as assigned.

This position has no supervisory duties.

Other duties as assigned.


A Crane Operator should possess a general knowledge of his equipment along with the training necessary to perform standard rigging procedures. He must possess applicable training as prescribed by the company, client and OSHA. Possess the ability to give and understand common hand signals and to safely connect to and lift equipment and materials.

Operate cranes <85 tons in a proficient, professional manner. Operate other heavy equipment as directed to include graders, dump trucks, tractor/trailer combinations (low-boys/water tankers), backhoes and bulldozers.

Show a thorough knowledge of rigging devices and components such as wire ropes, chains, slings, hooks, sockets, thimbles, spreader bars, sheaves, pulleys and lifting equipment. Demonstrate a knowledge of the standard methods of safely rigging and lifting equipment and materials such as structural steel, pipe conduit, vessels, rotating equipment, heaters, etc. Knowledge of proper use and care for tools and equipment commonly employed on an industrial construction project such as chain falls, jacks, slings, chokers, shackles, clips, etc.

Have the ability to read and interpret safety manuals and warning signs, drawings, specifications, rigging diagrams and lifting capacity charts for equipment and load carrying parts. Must display sufficient oral communication skills to be able to give and receive oral safety warnings, instructions and task assignments.

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance.

Ability to prepare a detailed time sheet/log of daily work assigning proper coding for invoicing purposes.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

High school diploma or GED.

NCCCO Certification or equivalent.

Rigging school certification is preferred.
Five (5) years experience in crane operation, tractor/trailer operation, grader operation, bulldozing operation and/or two (2) years rigging in an industrial environment.

Special Requirements/Certifications
NCCCO Certification or equivalent.

Rigging school certification is preferred.

?A valid current commercial driver’s license (CDL – Class A) with the appropriate endorsements is required. Endorsements may include hazardous materials, bus, tankers, etc.

Current DOT Medical Card.
Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A pre-hire post offer Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) will be conducted to determine an employee’s ability to perform to the job standard. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MOBILITY: Must be able to access all controls and all parts of machine for service. Must be able to push/pull 50 pounds for 20 feet.

HEARING: Must be able to hear audible safety alarms.

VISUAL ACUITY: Must be adequate to perform above listed tasks in a safe manner and take hand signals from ground man or flag man.

LIFTING: Must be able to routinely lift up to 50 pounds from floor to waist, 30 pounds from wait level to shoulder height and carry 50 pounds for 20 feet.

RANGE OF MOTION: An objective range of motion measurement will be conducted and recorded using an inclinometer during the pre-hire/post offer FCE.


Rotational position 3 weeks on/3 weeks off. Typical 70+ hours per week, no guaranteed hours.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely exposed to moving mechanical parts and equipment. The employee is frequently exposed to severe outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate to loud.