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Friction Crane Operator – 4100 Manitowoc Crane

Basic Function:

The basic function of the position is responsible for operating a 4100 Manitowoc Friction Crane to lift, move, position, and reposition loads. Depresses buttons, lifts levers, and ensures safe operations.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Crane operators are responsible for their lifts and shall ensure loads are safely attached to crane before lifting.
  • Pushes and pulls levers and depresses pedals to raise, lower, rotate boom and to raise and lower load line.
  • Raises, lowers and rotates boom or load by sight or according to signals from assigned signal person.
  • Inspect crane for safety and mechanical issues on a daily basis.
  • Determine if any parts are malfunctioning.
  • Inspects and lubricates equipment.
  • Inspect cables or grappling devices for wear and install or replace cables, as needed.
  • Inspect crane mechanisms and lifting accessories to prevent malfunctions or damage.
  • Performs start-up and function test.
  • Checks all fluid levels on equipment.
  • Ensure lifting devices are inspected and safe for use.
  • Direct assigned rigging to personnel to properly apply rigging for safe operations.
  • Determine load weights and check them against lifting capacities to prevent overload.
  • Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solutions and solve problems.

Educational Requirements:

a)     Experience/Skills

  • 3 + years Crane Operator experience.
  • Crane Operator cert preferred
  • TWIC card preferred

b)     Location

  • Land based at the Morrison Fabrication Yard in Harvey, LA.