Crane Operator
Robins & Morton - Meridian, MS

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Robins & Morton is seeking a crane operator for the Kemper County IGCC project near Meridian, MS. NCCCO TLL certification, and experience operating hydraulic rough terrain cranes up to 130-ton capacity is required. This position will primarily be operating a 65-ton RT hydraulic crane. Pay rate is $25/hr, per diem of $55/day for those who qualify paid days worked, working 5-10's, and duration until approximately the end of February 2013.
CRANE OPERATOR Job Description
General Summary of Duties: Operate cranes in accordance with all manufacturer and industry standards. Work in other crafts at levels appropriate to training and skills as requested by supervision. Position will report to manager as assigned by Robins & Morton Superintendent.
Essential Abilities, Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned as required):
Read and understand plans, specifications, operator's manuals, safety manuals, rigging tables and load capacity charts. Fill out OSHA approved Mobile Crane Periodic Safety Inspection Record daily.Read, understand and implement the Operations and Safety Manuals as they relate to safety, operation, and maintenance of the crane being operated.
Follow established jobsite safety and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work area. Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate or minimize hazards.
Perform rigging inspection and daily equipment inspections.
Operate crane to lift and move materials and other objects; respond accordingly to both hand and verbal commands; observe the travel of all loads and take appropriate action to avoid injury to personnel or damage to property; listen to warning alarms and respond accordingly; read boom angle and drum rotation indicators.
Plan all lifts with proper use of capacity charts.
Document maintenance in appropriate logs on assigned equipment. Perform all required inspections of equipment and document results in the appropriate log.
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 – High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate) preferred; NCCCO certification required.
Experience – Minimum 3 years' experience as a crane operator.
Communication Skills – Comprehend documents such as safety rules, operating maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. The ability to understand information, ideas, direction and then be able to perform the task or project discussed. Also, to be able to ask questions to insure you understand the information given.
Must have a working knowledge of equipment capabilities and limitations.
Knowledge of crane signals, rigging techniques and rigging limitations.
Must have current NCCCO certification and operator physical for the class of crane being operated.
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.
Ability to perform repetitive movements
Ability to work overhead
Ability to use hands to grasp
Ability to reach with arms
Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl, and twist
Ability to sit, climb and balance.
Ability to frequently lift and/or push or pull up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or push or pull up to 50 pounds.
Ability to work up to a 12-hour shift in all weather and temperature extremes.
Vision adequate to perform all required tasks.
Ability to move in and around confined and cluttered places and uneven areas. Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with age.
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.
Employee will be required to wear personal protective equipment as needed to perform job tasks.
Employee is regularly exposed to noise, dust, varying types of smells
Employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, must be able to properly use and handle toxic or caustic chemicals.
Employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, high, precarious places, and outside weather conditions.
Employee is expected to work in a safe and efficient manner while maintaining a clean work area.

Other Relevant Information:
This position is a Non-Exempt position andis subject to overtime pay.
Travel is not required in this position.
This position reports directly to the Robins & Morton Manager as assigned by the Robins & Morton Superintendent for daily task and to the Superintendent of the project.

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