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Crane and Tower Operators
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $18.32 - $27.31

Typical Annual Salary: $38,100 - $56,800

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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 cables or grappling devices for wear and install or replace cables, as needed.
  • Clean, lubricate, and maintain mechanisms such as cables, pulleys, or grappling devices, making repairs as necessary.
  • Inspect and adjust crane mechanisms or lifting accessories to prevent malfunctions or damage.
  • Direct helpers engaged in placing blocking or outrigging under cranes.
  • Load or unload bundles from trucks or move containers to storage bins, using moving equipment.
  • Weigh bundles, using floor scales, and record weights for company records.
  • 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.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Below the hook device
  • Hammers
  • Lifting hooks
  • Screwdrivers
  • Tower cranes

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Industrial control software
  • Inventory management software

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