Crane Operators work to lift, position, and place machinery equipment or other large objects at high heights. There are three types of cranes: tower, overhead, and mobile cranes.
Popular at most construction sites, tower cranes can span hundreds of feet tall and can reach equally large distances. Used to lift large tools such as generators, concrete, and steel, tower cranes provide a great combination of lifting capacity and height.
Tower Crane Operators utilize the control console levers to manipulate the crane movements. A qualified signaler guides the crane operator with hand or radio signals. There are also remote control consoles and radio controls used from the top of a building.
The overhead crane is basically a hoist on an overhead girder that is attached to a roof or steel structure. Paper mills and the auto industry are among the top industries that use overhead cranes regularly.
Overhead Crane Operators are responsible for the lifting and repositioning of crane loads. It is vital that the operator ensures the load is safely secured and not too heavy.
Mobile cranes are able to move around the jobsite. If not self-propelled, these cranes can be either mounted on crawlers or tired carriers as well. Mobile cranes are made for efficiency; getting to the work site quickly and lifting many kinds of materials is a great help.
Using the control levels, foot pedals, and dials, Mobile Crane Operators are able to maneuver the equipment. Consistent inspection of the cables and hooks for wear and tear is vital.
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