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Tower Crane Operator - Charleston, SC

Operate ton tower crane to lift and move materials, machines, or products in many directions. The crane operator is also responsible for the maintenance and safety of the machinery, including checking the condition of the ground before setting up the crane, being aware of how much material can safely be hoisted in each load and maintaining cranes by inspecting them for defects or wear, lubricating ropes and winches and replacing worn cables.


  • Operate crane under general supervision.
  • Manipulate or depress cane controls to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement according to written, verbal, or signal instructions.
  • Repair crane as needed.
  • Inspect crane for safety issues on a daily basis.
  • Determine if any parts are malfunctioning.
  • Lift, position and place machinery, equipment or other large objects at construction sites and industrial facilities.
  • Place blocks and outriggers to prevent capsizing when lifting heavy loads.
  • Move levers and pedals to rotate crane on chassis to raise and lower crane boom and to raise and lower load-line.
  • Work with in precise limits and standards of accuracy.
  • Operate crane according to signals from helper.
  • Start and stop crane engine.
  • Follow directions carefully.
Location City
State or Region
South Carolina
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Five years' experience as NCCCO certified, licensed operator with an understanding in crane weight distribution, limitation, capacity, and the ability to set up and break down a crane.
  • Candidate must have a valid driver's license.
  • Candidates must pass drug screening.
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