Crane Operator


Full-time$37 an hour
Job Title: Crane Operator FLSA Status: Hourly Non Exempt

Reports to: Assistant Manager of Operations

Department: Cranes Location: Garden City

Job Overview:
Under the supervision of the Assistant Manager of Operations, the Crane Operator operates various ship-to-shore and gantry cranes.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Operates all models of ship-to-shore cranes, subject to appropriate familiarization and to load and unload containers and break-bulk cargo on vessels.
Maintains complete and accurate daily operation logs for ship-to-shore and gantry cranes.
Knows basics of rigging procedures to ensure safety during heavy lifts.
Maintains professional communication with management, co-workers, stevedores and ILA
Understands crane functions and limitations.
Must be able to conduct equipment training for new and promoted employees.
Inspect and secure ship-to-shore cranes before and after each work shift to ensure safe operation.
Utilizes computer technology to maximize productivity safely.
Keep equipment clean.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good hand-eye coordination and depth perception skills essential. Ability to understand verbal and hand signals necessary. Ability to climb and work at high elevations essential. Knowledge of rigging, safety, crane capabilities and capacities, and general working knowledge of various vessels necessary. Operates container cranes and gantry cranes to load and unload containerized and break bulk cargo. Is adept in controlling all functions such as hoist, trolley, gantry and boom motions simultaneously while in close quarters. Occasionally required to lift, move or carry up to 50 pounds. The ability to interact and communicate effectively and professionally with the GPA staff on all levels of administration including immediate supervisor, management and co-workers required. Ability to work in a team environment and commitment to customer service.

Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Experience in operating cranes/heavy duty equipment desired.

Other Requirements:
Must meet the criteria for and obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). Valid state driver's license and safe driving record required.