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Crane Operator

83

Statewide
Job Postings
298th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,600

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$18.88 - $36.41

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$18.90 - $31.76

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Crane Operator - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 83 job postings for the occupation of Crane Operator in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Crane Operator. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Crane Operator Do:

Operate mechanical boom and cable or tower and cable equipment to lift and move materials, machines, or products in many directions.

Common Job Activities:

  • Determine load weights and check them against lifting capacities to prevent overload.
  • Move levers, depress foot pedals, or turn dials to operate cranes, cherry pickers, electromagnets, or other moving equipment for lifting, moving, or placing loads.
  • Inspect and adjust crane mechanisms or lifting accessories to prevent malfunctions or damage.
  • Inspect cables or grappling devices for wear and install or replace cables, as needed.
  • Direct helpers engaged in placing blocking or outrigging under cranes.
  • Clean, lubricate, and maintain mechanisms such as cables, pulleys, or grappling devices, making repairs as necessary.
  • Load or unload bundles from trucks or move containers to storage bins, using moving equipment.
  • Inspect bundle packaging for conformance to regulations or customer requirements and remove and batch packaging tickets.
  • Review daily work or delivery schedules to determine orders, sequences of deliveries, or special loading instructions.
  • Direct truck drivers backing vehicles into loading bays and cover, uncover, or secure loads for delivery.
  • Weigh bundles, using floor scales, and record weights for company records.

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