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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 Fredericton--Oromocto
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.
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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. Also, the average age of Crane Operators is 42, which is above the average age (40) of all occupations.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is below the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in these main industries: 1) Construction; 2) Manufactured Mineral Products; 3) Paper Manufacturing; and 4) Mining (Except Oil and Gas).
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- The provincial government plans to invest $200M in renovations to Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton. A consultant is updating a 2007 report that outlines the upgrades needed at the hospital. The consulting work should be completed by February 2014. The 2007 report identifies upgrades needed to the intensive care unit, ambulatory procedure unit, sterile processing department, the surgical daycare, and the maternal newborn and gynaecology services unit.
- Leading Edge Geomatics Ltd., a remote-sensing and geomatics firm located in Lincoln, received a $310,000 repayable loan from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). The money will be used to assist with the purchase of a new large-format camera mapping system. The new equipment will help the firm to maintain a competitive advantage, thus securing new contracts and sustaining employment for highly-skilled workers.
- The Nashwaak Villa nursing home opened on Limekiln Road in Stanley recently. The 30-bed home, costing $9.25M, is part of the provincial government's 2011-2016 Nursing Home Renovation and Replacement Plan.
- Recycling Atlantic Canada Corporation will create 25 additional full-time jobs over the next year at its tire recycling plant in Minto. Invest NB is providing $750,000 in loans to support the creation of the 25 new jobs and help with the capital investment. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is providing an interest-free loan of $ 750,000 to help with capital costs. The investments will be used for the expansion of the shingle manufacturing operation.
- Choose Fredericton, an expo aiming to encourage post-secondary students to stay in the Fredericton region was held on Wednesday October 3 at the Richard J. Currie Center in Fredericton. The event, hosted by the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, was meant to bring post-secondary students, as well as representatives from learning institutions and local businesses together to create networks and build awareness among students of opportunities in the capital region.
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