Profession

Crane and tower operators


Description

Crane and tower operators are professionals who use tower and cable equipment to lift and move materials, machinery, or other heavy objects. From a control station, operators can extend and retract horizontal booms, rotate the superstructure, and lower and raise hooks attached to cables at the end of their crane or tower. Operators usually are guided by workers on the ground who use hand signals or who transmit voice signals through a radio. Most crane and tower operators work at construction sites or major ports, where they load and unload cargo. Some operators work in iron and steel mills.

Job Prospect

High

Work Environment

Crane and tower operators use tower and cable equipment to lift and move materials, machinery, or other heavy objects. Most crane and tower operators work at construction sites or major ports, where they load and unload cargo. Some operators work in iron and steel mills.

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Vocational Education

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Associated Disciplines