Crane Operator

Posted 3 days ago

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for operating a stationary or traveling crane to lift, move, position, and reposition loads. Depresses buttons, lifts levers, and ensures load is safely attached to crane before bringing it down.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operate crane under general supervision.
  • Manipulate or depress cane controls to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement according to written, verbal, or signal instructions.
  • Repair crane as needed.
  • Inspect crane for safety issues daily.
  • Determine if any parts are malfunctioning.
  • Complete job tickets, service quality summaries, and all other necessary paperwork.
  • Lift, position and place machinery, equipment or other large objects at construction sites and industrial facilities.
  • Drive trucks to worksites and unload trucks.
  • Place blocks and outriggers to prevent capsizing when lifting heavy loads.
  • Move levers and pedals to rotate crane on chassis to raise and lower crane boom and to raise and lower load-line.
  • Bolt boom sections together to extend or modify boom for pile driving or high lifting.
  • Work with in precise limits and standards of accuracy.
  • Operate crane according to signals from helper.
  • Start and stop crane engine.
  • Follow directions carefully
  • Report serious mechanical problems and body damages to supervisor
  • To remain with the vehicle in the event of any goods on the vehicle until assistance from the Company arrives
  • Before leaving in the morning, to ensure that the vehicle is fully operational by checking brakes, tyres, licence is updated etc.
  • To do routine inspection for visible defects around the exterior of the vehicles
  • Ensure the regular and preventative maintenance procedures are carried out to prevent breakdowns and time lost
  • Ensure the vehicle is kept clean always
  • Park machine as required, to ensure safekeeping of machine and timeous commencement of next shift.
  • Adhere to Road Safety rules to prevent accidents and damages
  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, subcontractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
  • Attend daily and weekly safety meetings and inspections.
  • Work with Safety Department to investigate damage, incidents or near misses in the worksite, and ensure proper procedures are carried out according to the Company’s Safety Program.
  • Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.
  • Participate as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required.
  • Promote a team approach and maintain dialogue with all employees to exchange information and gather ideas.
  • Collaborate with any project teams on other special initiatives, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Std 8/Grade 10/Level2 Certification in Plant/Crane operations.
  • Driver’s License Code EC with valid PDP / Operator Experience for low bed, Fuel Tanker, Excavator, Front End Loader, Bulldozer, TLB, Grader, Truck Mounted Crane and Tractor
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience operating crane in a construction industry
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience operating an Mobile Crane is required
  • The successful completion of a medical evaluation
  • Knowledge of Mobile Crane and other heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge road construction materials, road construction processes and industry requirements. Understanding of computerized controls and electronics
  • Specialized training with said machinery,
  • Certification in operating said machine
  • Participate as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required.
  • Promote a team approach and maintain dialogue with all employees to exchange information and gather ideas.
  • Collaborate with any project teams on other special initiatives, as required

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

  • Communication skills
  • Knowledge of equipment safety, maintenance, and storage
  • Possess a positive “can do” attitude
  • Ability to adapt to different weather environments, working conditions and job requirements
  • Excellent hand, eye and foot coordination
  • Interpersonal relationship
  • Ability to withstand pressure
  • Attention to details
  • Record keeping
  • Report writing 

If you are not contacted as a short-listed candidate within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful. 

Candidates are invited to submit a comprehensive CV together with copies of certificates/driver’s licence (no original certificates). Applications that are received without copies of required documentation will not be considered. 

Closing Date: 26th July 2024

Advert Reference No: KC-CROP24

Completed applications can be hand- delivered or e-mailed to the recruitment email address below by the indicated closing date.

To : SA.Recruitment@Khatocivils.com or careers@southzambezi.com  

Khato Civils is an equal opportunities employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, age, race or disability.

Job Features

Occupational levelSkilled
DepartmentConstruction
LocationMalawi
Closing Date26 July 2024
Applications must be sent toSA.Recruitment@khatocivils.cm
Work TypeProject Based

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