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Updated 20 days ago

Are unsafe operators flooding the maket because of NCCCO? - 171 Replies

[QUOTE who="Rkling in Austin, Texas"]NCCCO is a worthless piece of plastic over half the so called wanna be operators I’ve seen today have never...


Updated 27 days ago

Union VS. Non-Union - 93 Replies

[QUOTE who="Pumpkin1974 in Pratt, Kansas"]Fresh out of school operators make that low pay bc they don’t have experience. I have many years...


Updated 2 months ago

NCCO /NCCER Just plastic - 171 Replies

What I don't understand is you have young people like me who are willing to learn the trade and have a passion for it but can't get a chance because...


Updated 2 months ago

Female Crane Operators/ Riggers? Are there any out there? - 89 Replies

[QUOTE who="smp_ in Newcastle, Australia"]Am curious to know if driving cranes is a career choice women make in the U.S. There is only a few of us...

Operator B

Updated 3 months ago

NCCCO grandfather clause ??? - 122 Replies

[QUOTE who="operator1 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas"]That's the problem I'm having now. Finding a program that allows only the written test around my area....

Calvin in Buffalo, New York

Updated 6 months ago

What are typical crane operator salaries? - 601 Replies

Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field? What skills should you learn to increase...

John Milner in Manitoba

Updated 7 months ago

Looking for Crane Operator-Mobile Truck Crane Miami Fl - 1 Reply

Hi, I’m in the beginning stages of rolling out a crane company, I need to see if there is any certified Crane Operators out there in search for...

Alexandra T in Miami, Florida

Updated 11 months ago

i am considering crane school - 53 Replies

what does everyone think about going to crane school? i just turned 24 years old and am currently an erosion control foreman, which is kind of a...

cedargum57 in Georgia

Job Opportunities

Am working,nccco certificate. Been on cranes sense early 80's. Am union not working union now. On a good package job trying to way out the options of...

Kjndad in Crosby, Texas

Updated 12 months ago

Tower crane or Swing and fixed cab contract opportunities - 2 Replies

I have my NCCCO certifications for fixed swing and tower also in about a week. I have a little over 3 years experience operating mobile hydraulic....

Question asker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 13 months ago

Oil rig crane operator/repair - 1 Reply

Question: when you are on a oil rig and you are the main operator of the crane and the crane breaks who is liable for the repairs of it? The...

Edward J in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 14 months ago

What do you enjoy most about your crane operator career? - 35 Replies

What do you enjoy most about being a crane operator? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to learn and...


Updated 14 months ago

Fluor recruiters - 4 Replies

Does anyone out there have e-mail for a Fluor Recruiter for the Logcap IV project.I am already in Iraq w/KBR but Flour pays alot more!!!

Chris Weber in Orlando, Florida

Updated 15 months ago

crane schools - 203 Replies

This is for all you people that want to get into the crane field,DO NOT WASTE your MONEY going to any school that has either college of construction...

Acadianwonderer in Joliette, Quebec

Updated 17 months ago

How many degrees are in 1 percent - 38 Replies

Everyone says to stay within one percent of level. Well the crane I'm operating has a boom indicator in degrees not percent. Is it 360 divided by 100...

Sintac in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 20 months ago

Top crane operator skills needed to get the job. - 43 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every crane operator must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your crane operator...

ali in Pasadena, California

Updated 25 months ago

good crane math books? - 4 Replies

i have to write an evaluation for a crane apprecticeship in a week. I have an engineering background, but my math without my calculator is...

Doug in Sarasota, Florida

Piling Crane Operators

We are looking for a couple of experienced piling crane operators to work on the West Coast of Florida. Friction Experience is necessary. We are a...

Six Ls in Caro, Michigan

Dragline Operators

Dragline operator needed to run a Northwest Model 6 with air. The position would be seasonal unless the right person can run a long reach and be able...

rob in Oostende, Belgium

Updated 37 months ago

H1B SPONSER - 5 Replies

I have been driving/operating Mobile Telescopic Cranes for 25 years. (Coles/Grove/Tadano/Kato/Demag/Liebherr/Faun. Upto 80 Tonnes and I am currently...

egebembeh charles in Douala, Cameroon

Updated 38 months ago

Working in Iraq - 44 Replies

Has anyone out there worked in Iraq and can give me the low down and some advice I have been offered a job on the base.

Gomer Pyle in Parris Island, South Carolina

Updated 39 months ago

The Green Card System. - 2 Replies


Mkmurphy1011 in California

Any input?!

Hey guys got some questions, any input would be awesome! Right now I have an API RP2D cert for hydraulic pedestal unlimited cranes, been operating...

youngbuck in Hillsdale, Michigan

dragline dredge

Hello all, i am currently working as a loader oporator in a mining company. I may have the chance soon to move to a dragline soon (manitowoc 4600 i...

Stare into the abyss and the abyss stare in Texas

Updated 46 months ago

What Avenue should I try, BS in Physics to MS in Electrical Engineering-- Trouble finding work - 3 Replies

I am having significant problems finding a job/ internship in my state. I have a BS degree in Physics and I am currently working on my MS degree in...

Richard in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 46 months ago

Considering Crane school need help - 1 Reply

I am a 41 yo truck driver considering a career change. Where can I go to school, what are the costs if known, and getting a job? I am willing to...

David Schrock in Skopje, Macedonia

Updated 48 months ago

Any tips to getting my foot into a Union - 2 Replies

Hi I always had an interest in being a crane operator and I been looking into schools to go to for training but after months of research I found out...

Sprint34 in Alberta

Becoming an operator

I have 7 years experience as a labourer.zoom boom ticket,and class 3 there anything else I can do to get my self set up to become a crane...

mahyudin in Tangerang, Indonesia

Updated 51 months ago

crane operator job - 1 Reply

Crane operator i think did not only operete he must be maintenante and responsibility with crane

Overture2112 in Severna Park, Maryland

Updated 60 months ago

Midasco LLC Elkridge Maryland - 9 Replies

Do not work for Midasco in Elkridge Maryland for any reason my brother operators. They do not care about their field employess and take advantage of...

Prince CJ in United Kingdom

Crane Operator Training

Please I need your help. I want to go to the oil and gas industry in my country Nigeria. I want to get trained on crane operation,rigging/signal...

sw040296@*****.*** in Apopka, Florida

Updated 69 months ago

Opinions on ATS - 2 Replies

Hey guys, I wanted to get opionions on ATS ( Associated Training School) Im wanting to go for everything ( Or considering it ). That'd be all the...

lady22 in Melbourne, Florida

Updated 70 months ago

NCCCO Crane operator In FLORIDA looking for work anywhere in Florida - 29 Replies

Hi my name is Jake I live in florida and I'm looking for work. If anyone knows of any leads I would really appreciate it.

boom2high in Baltimore, Maryland

Updated 70 months ago

ANSI B30.5 Study Material - 2 Replies

Does anyone know where I can get study material for the ANSI B30.5 portion of the NCCCO Written test?

pitbreedr in Bismarck, North Dakota

Updated 71 months ago

Are unions really evil? - 41 Replies

Are unions really evil? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The median weekly earnings for...

Pepper in Pensacola, Florida

Updated 72 months ago

Overseas work... - 19 Replies

So the more i look on the internet for info on getting a job, the more scared i get. I've decided try and look outside the U.S. for work. I'd ideally...


Updated 75 months ago

What is happening to the construction industry and our country? - 4 Replies

From the late 1890's thru 1960's this country did just that. We UNIONIZED this great land and doing so created a middle class. A land where the...


Updated 76 months ago

Crane operators - 2 Replies

I hope the reason this forum stopped is cause everyone is working their tails off

vic in Oakland, California

Updated 77 months ago

Crane Work in Australia - "mines" - 3 Replies

Does anyone know how I can get info on working as an operator in the mining industry in Australia?

Nathan Willmore in Denver, Colorado

Updated 78 months ago

Canada - 6 Replies

I understand that hundreds of Union Ironworkers were recruited early this year to work in Canada. So if they need Ironworkers there must be crane...

Ron Walton in Edmonton, Alberta

Updated 79 months ago

looking for mobile crane work in Hawaii state - 32 Replies

Have held Journeyman status For heavy boom truck for over 10yrs,Have Arctic as well as off road (bush) experience. Class 1 licenced Certified...

local in Duncanville, Texas

apprentiship program

to all who want to be a crane operator, please dont make the same mistake i did by joining this union as an apprentice. It will take you at least 5...

mohdhussainahmed in Kuwait, Kuwait

Updated 80 months ago



dreamer of being good crane mechanic.. in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Updated 80 months ago

crane mechanic - 29 Replies

I am currently a crane mechanic at Grove in Pennsylvania. I make decent money, but there is always room for improvement. I know how to operate...

Stephen in Little Rock, Arkansas

2012 - Whats the job market like for entry level people?

While there seem to be several training/experience/apprenticeship paths that affect this question significantly, what is the job market like if you...

Stephen in Little Rock, Arkansas

Updated 81 months ago

Anyone else thinking about changing careers - 1 Reply

I've been a union operator for 15 years and was non union for 10 years before that. Was a decent living till 08.Last year was better than the...

Charles Alvis in Houston, Texas

Updated 82 months ago

need a job - 5 Replies

does anyone know of any company that is willing to break out a new crane operator? I have certs for small and large and twic card but minimal...

Jeff Gerber in Staten Island, New York

Updated 82 months ago

"Megabucks" Bloomberg and his rich developer pals in N.Y.C. are trying to bust I.U.O.E. Local 14 - 2 Replies

The ridiculous plan to weaken NYC crane licensing standards by allowing the introduction of inexperienced, out of state, non-union crane operators...

LS7812 in San Antonio, Texas

Crane Operator Work San Antonio

Looking for work in San Antonio any companies that are hiring? Also, what is the pay range for down in this area?

Thomas in Brussels, Belgium

Comparison of Different crawler crane brands

Can anyone tell me difference of crawler cranes under brands of Liebherr,Demag,Kobelco,Itachi,Sennebogen and SANY?(Such as advantages and...

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