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 Friction Crane Operator - Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Corman Kokosing Construction 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: nKePJpeIsdpcokSSazfd1QsW9JaTIv / Latpro-3768328 
Date posted: Jan-11-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 23320


Friction crane experience and NCCCO required.  Operates traveling or stationary crane (cab controlled) to lift, move, and position loads such as machinery, equipment, products, and solid or bulk materials by performing the following duties. Skill and experience level required: high.  Heavy highway and/or Marine experience preferred.

LOCATION: Crane Operators needed for projects in Newport News, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, VA.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Checks all fluids before starting engine.
• Levels crane using inside cab controls and leveling bubble.
• Observes load rigging or hookup and determines safety of load using load chart.
• Always operates within parameters of load chart.
• Understands and makes use of standard hand signals.
• Manipulates or depresses crane controls such as pedals, levers, and buttons, to regulate
• speed and direction of crane and hoist movement. 
• Operates in a smooth and controlled manner.
• Uses hoisting attachments such as hook, sling, electromagnet, or bucket as load requires.
• Cleans and maintains crane and hoisting mechanism.
• Inspects crane for defective parts and notifies supervisor of defects or malfunctions      
• immediately.     
• Operates crane in a safe, responsible manner.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

• Level and position crane for a pick.
• Must be able to determine weight of item being picked. Must check charts to see if item is
• within weight limits of crane.
• Lift and set various objects (pipe, beams, concrete buckets, etc).

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.     

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Four to ten years related experience and/or training. Experience must be commensurate with requirements of Project (e.g. bridge or utility experience, use of hydraulic or friction crane), and therefore will vary by Project.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports.  

Average: must be able to calculate safe load levels from charts provided.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

NCCCO or CIA certification.  Current DOT Medical card.  Certified or approved by Corman Safety Department, Equipment Manager, or Operations Manager. Licensed as required by local jurisdiction (DC requires operators to be licensed). Must pass practical test.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Use of arms, hands for feet for loader controls 100%of the time.  Climb on and off machinery as necessary. Sit on machinery 100% of time. 
Stoop or kneel at least once per day to do routine maintenance on machinery.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Tolerate some vibration produced by machinery. Tolerate movement over rough terrain at times.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Construction sites may be in isolated areas but are mostly in tight, high traffic areas; high activity level - around other equipment and workers.

Corman Kokosing offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, flex spending and short-term disability insurance, paid time off and a 401K plan.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Veterans, Disabled, Minorities and Women encouraged to apply.

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