Crane Operator

Wind Onshore

Responsible for operating crane (hydro cranes, crawler cranes, and/or pile driving hammers) to hoist, move, and place materials and objects. Operate levers and pedals to raise and lower loads, and move loads around. Monitor load hook-up and safety. Clean and maintain equipment. Perform daily inspections of equipment. Read and interpret procedures, directions, drawings, and calculate loads.

Position Requirements


Equipment capacity, Rigging, Inspections, Maintenance, Equipment operation, Reading & interpreting documents (safety rules, operating & maintenance instructions, procedure manuals); Writing reports, Math skills, computing rate, ratio, percent. Drawing & interpreting graphs.


HS diploma or GED preferred. May require apprenticeship on equipment.


1-3 years' related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of training & experience

Credentialing Required/Optional

Class A CDL to haul equipment; NCCCO Certification, GWO (Global Wind Organisation) certified. WINDA (Wind Industry Training Records Database) registered. Municipality may require license to operate or transport equipment. Pile-driver operators may need a crane license in some cities & states.

Career Path

Position Reports To

Construction Manager or Foreman or Supervisor, Equipment Company Operator

Career path moves from this role

Construction Foreman or Construction Supervisor

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