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Crane operators operate cranes or draglines to lift, move, position or place machinery, equipment and other large objects at construction or industrial sites, ports, railway yards, surface mines and other similar locations. They are employed by construction, industrial, mining, cargo handling and railway companies.
boom truck crane operator, bridge crane operator, climbing crane operator, construction crane operator, crane operator, dragline crane operator, gantry crane operator, hoist operator (except underground mining), mobile crane operator, tower crane operator, tractor crane operator.
- Operate mobile and tower cranes to lift, move, position or place equipment and materials
- Perform pre-operational inspection, and calculate crane capacities and weight to prepare for rigging and hoisting
- Operate pile driving cranes to drive pilings into earth to provide support for buildings and other structures
- Operate cranes equipped with dredging attachments to dredge waterways and other areas
- Operate gantry cranes to load and unload ship cargo at port side
- Operate locomotive cranes to move objects and materials at railway yards
- Operate bridge or overhead cranes to lift, move and place plant machinery and materials
- Operate offshore oil rig cranes to unload and reload supply vessels
- Operate cranes mounted on boats or barges to lift, move and place equipment and materials
- Operate dragline cranes to expose coal seams and ore deposits at open pit mines
- May assemble tower cranes on site
- Perform routine maintenance work such as cleaning and lubricating cranes.
Outlook & Prospects for Crane Operators in Edmundston--Woodstock Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Edmundston--Woodstock Region||<Not assigned>||2011-05-26|
According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a small occupational group with a labour force of 55, and an unemployment rate (0%) that is below the average (8%) for all occupations in the area.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- After having acquired the former Le Bel-Air restaurant, Edmundston entrepreneurs Normand Levesque and Keta Ringuette have now acquired the former La Praga Hotel and Restaurant. The couple plans to open by the end of the year a restaurant and bar at the Le Bel-Air building and a hotel at the La Praga location.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Twin Rivers Paper Company, a pulp and paper mill employing 310 unionized workers in Edmundston has been acquired by investment firms Blue Wolf Capital and Atlas Holdings. Workers and the community expect that the investment firms will invest to modernize the Edmundston facility. The company operates three facilities in Edmundston, Plaster Rock and Madawaska, Maine.
- The new Sunnymel poultry abattoir in Clair will reach full production within weeks. The plant, which currently employs 192 workers, began operations in November 2012. It has been operating at reduced capacity with two eight-hour shifts while the processing equipment are being calibrated. The company expects to reach full production of 12,000 chickens processed in an hour, thus employing a complement of 210 workers within a few weeks.
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- The government of New Brunswick has awarded $ 203,000.00 for renovations to the Musée historique du Madawaska. Minister Madeleine Dubé announced the government contribution which will be used to repair the roof of the museum.
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Saint-Léonard will renovate their municipal garage at a cost of $400,000. The condemned portion of the existing garage will be demolished and a new section constructed to replace it. The municipality expects to have the construction completed by this Fall.
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