Determining load weights through sources such as bills of lading, stamped weights, engineered drawings and previous lift history.
· Stabilizing the crane before the lift.
· Loading and unloading components for transport.
· Performing pre-operational checks and regular inspections, including slings, shackles, and lifting chains. Coordinating the disposal and replacement of defective equipment as required.
· Performing minor crane maintenance.
· Ensuring work areas and equipment are clean and free of safety hazards on a continual basis.
· Maintaining records, log books, annual certifications, etc.
· Communicating with shipping companies and drivers to coordinate and load shipments.
· Storing tanks in the yard and maintaining the tank tracking system.
· Assisting with month end inventory counts.
· Providing supervision and support to an apprentice crane operator in accordance with Alberta apprenticeship requirements.
· The machinery varies. You could work on a tower crane (constructing buildings), on a bridge crane (to build or fix a bridge), or on a mobile crane.
· The job involves using pedals and levers to operate the machinery in response to hand signals from a co-worker or supervisor.
· Cleans crane mechanisms: includes lubricating and maintaining mechanisms such as cables, pulleys, and grappling devices
· Determines load weights: includes checking weights against lifting capacities; works to prevent equipment overload