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Crane Operator  (Full Time)
Location: Madison Heights, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond
Department: Crane

Summary: Assembles rigging to lift and move equipment or material in manufacturing plant, shipyard, or on construction project by performing the following duties.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

1.       Has practical knowledge of Regulatory Compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations, CSE, Inc. Rules and Regulations and Site-Specific Rules and Regulations.

a.        Understands OSHA and DOT standards relating to transportation and fleet safety and that working safely is a job requirement.

b.       Works within current DOT regulations.

2.       Assumes responsibility of organizing, planning and prioritizing work

a.        Familiar with supervisory personnel, job activity to be performed, hazard communication program, safety rules and regulations, and emergency action procedures.

b.       Maintains telephone or radio contact with supervisor to receive instructions.

3.       Assumes responsibility of inspecting equipment, structures and/ or material

a.        Assists in set-up and knock-down of cranes.

b.       Performs daily inspection on crane, lifts, welding machines and all other equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water.

c.        Signals crane according to signals from qualified signal person.

d.       Assembles/disassembles boom sections according to job parameters and safe operating procedures.

e.        Completes defect reports for any deficiencies and returns form to dispatch office.

f.        Performs emergency roadside repairs such as changing tires, installing light bulbs, tire chains, and spark plugs.

g.       Rigs equipment and materials and then delivers rigging to crane hook.

h.       Sets intended load in place and unhooks rigging equipment.

i.         Uses skates, airbags, round stock, pinch bars, come-a-longs, chain falls and other rigging equipment.

j.         Has the mathematical knowledge to calculate load weights.

k.       Inspects all rigging material prior to and after use.

4.       Ensures that routine maintenance is performed on equipment per manufacturer’s recommendations.

a.        Operator should be familiar with the maintenance schedule of the assigned equipment.

b.       Coordinates with the maintenance staff to perform routine maintenance and repairs.

c.        Properly lubricates assigned equipment including wire rope.

d.       Manages downtime to wash, wax, and polish equipment.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Qualifications: 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.

 

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Holds a certified Riggers card or has adequate knowledge to obtain one.

 

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

Mathematical Skills: 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 American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. Able to calculate load weight and select appropriate rigging.

 

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

Physical Demands

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. 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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

 

Work Environment

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 regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

 

 

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Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.  They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions.  Well-constructed job descriptions are an integral part of any effective compensation system. 

 

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included.  Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded.  Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions.  In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. 

 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

 

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer.  Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.




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