Crane & Tower Operators


Operate mechanical boom and cable or tower and cable equipment to lift and move materials, machines, or products in many directions.
Also called: Crane Operator, Material Handler, Mobile Crane Operator, Overhead Crane Operator

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Vision
  • decide which thing is closer or farther away from you or decide how far away it is from you

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office
    Operating system software
  • Microsoft Windows

Education:

    certificate after high school
    high school diploma/GED
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