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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 Kingston - Pembroke 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|
|Kingston - Pembroke Region||<Not assigned>||2012-07-27|
Compared to other occupations, this is not a significant occupation in this region.
In Ontario, employment prospects for crane operators are expected to be average over the period 2012-2013. This is a smaller skilled trade in Ontario; it had a labour force of about 5,400 at the time of the 2006 Census. Prospects in this trade depend largely on economic conditions in the two main industries in which employment is concentrated - manufacturing and construction. Manufacturing-based opportunities have strengthened over the last year, with some employment recovery in this sector. Demand in the construction sector has been fairly strong over the last few years with greater opportunities in non-residential construction.
Many crane operators are members of the International Union of Operating Engineers and find work opportunities through their membership.
Local Labour Market News
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- A full service Husky rest stop is planned for Highway 17 near Cobden. The $2.5M construction project will include a gas bar, two restaurants, and a card lock.
- The Renfrew and District Christian School will be closing its doors after the current school year due to poor enrollment. The school is currently in its 27th year of existence.
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Crate Marine Sales will open a new location at 25 Dundas St. in Belleville. The location will offer a variety of boats for sale, as well as service and dockage. In addition to the new storefront, area dockage is expected to expand significantly.
- Indigo Books in downtown Kingston will close on June 29 after the company decided not to renew its lease. The store employed over 20 full-time staff and several part-time staff.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- FedDev Ontario will invest up to $2.5M in Arnprio-based Pillar5 Pharma Inc. to help the company expand its manufacturing operations. The expansion is expected to create 50 jobs.
- The Kingston Economic Development Corporation launched a new website to help Kingston-based companies post job opportunities. The website address is www.kingstonishiring.com.
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- Do-All Construction of Petawawa has been awarded an $872,000 contract to perform phase 2 of the construction work on Herman street in Petawawa
- Universal Fan & Blower Ltd., a Bloomfield-based manufacturing company, has reopened after half of the factory was destroyed by fire last year
- Hinduja Global Solutions will hold a job fair at St. Lawrence College in Kingston on May 3rd and 4th in order to recruit for a new facility in Kingston. The company plans on opening three inbound call centres in Ontario this year.
- The Summer Company Program is now taking applications in Renfrew. The program, which is administered by Enterprise Renfrew, offers students aged 15-29 business training as well as up to $1,500 to establish a business.
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