US Army Corps of Engineers Jobs – Crane Operator

Website US Army Corps of Engineers

Job Description:

As a Crane Operator for the New Orleans operations division, you will utilize your skills to perform crane and engineering equipment operating duties in connection with the operation, maintenance and repair of organizational structures. The normal work schedule is 40 hours a week (4 – 10’s) Monday thru Thursday, but depending on the mission, a considerable amount of overtime is possible or required, but not guaranteed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Required to do preventive maintenance.
  • Dewatering at lock and dams sites, works from confined areas setting bulkheads, dewatering pumps, culvert valves and culvert tracks.
  • Converts crane to pile driver and drives piling for mooring clusters, guide walls and wharves.
  • Operates Friction Crawler Cranes on Barges from 30-100 ton capacity with various size buckets or loads with various length booms.
  • Converts crane to a clamshell and excavates mud and sand from difficult areas. Use crane as dragline and handles rocks from barge to dikes, revetments and scour protection areas.
  • Inspects rigging prior to making assigned lifts.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Crane Operator without more than normal supervision. Ability to perform common duties of a Crane Operator which includes moving and stacking bulk supplies (ex. lumber, crates, sheet metal) and positioning or removing items of equipment or machinery. -Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

  • Physical Effort: Exerts heavy effort in manipulating various levers, clutches, and brakes. Is subject to strain caused by crane vibrations and from jerking and jolting motions while lifting and moving loads. Occasionally moves objects such as hooks and cables weighing up to 50 pounds. Must make continual control changes to maneuver crane and load around obstructions and to position load or equipment at a precise location.
  • Working Conditions: Work is performed in a partially enclosed crane cab during periods of extreme heat and cold. Incumbent is exposed to unpleasant noise, heat, and fumes produced by the crane engine and are exposed to possible injury caused by swinging loads, or from the crane overturning.

Job Details:

Company: US Army Corps of Engineers

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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