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Location: Amarillo, TX

Full-Time/Part Time: Full-time

Job Description: CRANE OPERATOR

Location: Amarillo, TX

Reports to: Logistics Manager



Operate a variety of heavy equipment with an emphasis on crane operations. Operate, tractor/trailer combinations, rubber-tired cranes, track cranes and similar equipment in a safe and experienced manner, as determined by supervisor(s). Assemble rigging to lift and move equipment or material by crane or other lifting/hoisting devices.



  • Must have a current state issued Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL).

  • Must have a current certified crane operating license

  • 3 or more years of operating hydraulic and/or lattice boom cranes required

  • Ability to operate crane by viewing hand signals.



  • Ability to travel and work overtime (may include nights and weekends)

  • Select rigging, ropes, blocks, and sheaves per weight and size of load to be moved

  • Monitor weather conditions and recognize its hazards prior to start of lifting operations

  • Perform pre and post lift crane inspections

  • Responsible for reviewing and following lift plans and lift charts for every lift

  • Responsible for selecting the best boom, jib and crane configuration to suit the load, site and lift conditions

  • Responsible for assembling, setting up and rigging the crane properly

  • Maintain communications with signal person and/or radio personnel

  • Must exercise the right to refuse to operate the crane if there is reason to suspect the lift is unsafe

  • Responsible to track work hours and get appropriate customer signatures

  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures

  • Monitor and maintain all certifications

  • Report and document all non-functioning and broken equipment to service manager

  • Reports to Logistics Manager immediately on completion of assigned job task for next assignment

  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.

  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.


Physical Requirements

  • Operate equipment with both hand and feet controls

  • Operate both types of control simultaneously and be able to manipulate controls to regulate speed and direction of equipment movement

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. overhead.

  • Must be able to climb into and on all equipment located at the Amarillo crane yard


Key Result Areas

  • Working with people

  • Following instructions and procedures

  • Adapting and responding to change

  • Coping with pressures and setbacks

  • Achieving personal work goals and objectives

EEO Statement

Panhandle Steel Erectors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This job posting should not be considered an offer or guarantee of employment.

To apply for a job at PSE, follow this link to fill out the online application.

PSE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job posting should not be considered an offer or guarantee of employment.

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