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United Infrastructure Gro Certified Crane Operator in Columbia, South Carolina

United Infrastructure Group continues to be a leader in the transportation construction industry in the southeast with a 90+ year history of delivering successful projects by hiring exceptional employees to work in a professional family environment. UIG is committed to developing the best workforce possible by constantly recruiting, training, and promoting construction industry professionals throughout our organization.

Primary function of a Crane Operator:

Operate a crane. Relocate crane or materials on construction projects. Operate crane to set customer’s items per senior crane operator’s instructions. CCO Certification for Telescopic Boom Cranes – Fixed Cab (TSS) and Swing Cab (TLL), and Lattice Boom Crane (LBC) required. May use cranes in all applications.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Safety minded and adhere to all safety policies, in addition to passing a test in reference to safe operation in a trench.

  • Knowledge of and ability to select cables, winches, blocks, wire ropes, pulleys, chains and grappling devices according to weight and size of load to be lifted.

  • Inspect and adjust crane mechanisms or lifting accessories to prevent malfunction or damage.

  • Inspect cables or grappling devices for wear and install or replace cables, as needed.

  • Load or unload bundles from trucks or move containers.

  • Attach load with grappling devices, such as loops, wires, ropes, and chains, to crane hook.

  • Install attachments such as jib, lattice extensions, auxiliary heads, and pile hammers.

  • Clean and inspect machinery or equipment to detect problems.

  • Receive directions to engage in hoisting and moving loads to insure safety of workers and material handled, using hand signals, loud speakers, two-way radios, or telephone.

  • Read and interpret lifting capacity charts, daily work or delivery schedules to determine orders, sequence of deliveries, or special loading instructions.

  • Direct workers engaged in hoisting of machinery and equipment into or on to trucks, railroad cars or other moving devices.

  • Must maintain a log book.

    Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Must hold a valid TSS, TLL, and LBC CCO Certification.

  • At least 3 years’ experience as a crane operator, preferred.

  • Maintain DOT physical.

  • Maintain working knowledge of load charts, hand signals, and state, and federal DOT laws.

  • Must be able to work independently, prioritize daily work assignments, and communicate with all team members.

  • Be able to coordinate the movements of hand and feet according to visual signals and directions.

  • Have a complete knowledge of crane and rigging signals.

  • Know the emergency response procedures for mobile crane operations.

  • Must follow policies and procedures and support UIG's Mission.


    ALL Applicants must be:

  • 18 years of Age

  • Able to pass a Drug Test

  • Legally eligible to work in the US

  • Additional Requirements for Craftworkers:

  • Must have own transportation to and from jobsite every work day (driver's license not required).

  • Must provide own hand tools (excluding power tools).

  • May be expected to travel where the project requires (multi-state opportunities).