LOCATION: Charleston, South Carolina

Jay Dee Contractors, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Crane Operator on a Heavy Civil, Underground Construction Project in Charleston, SC for a 30 month project.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Primary responsibility will be operating a Friction crane. May be required to operate other cranes/equipment as needed or perform duties in accordance with certifications, skills, and abilities. The Crane Operator will be responsible for performing light maintenance duties such as cleaning, greasing, and oiling; performing daily inspections of the crane and or other equipment and documenting results on daily log; observing functioning of equipment to determine hazards and need for adjustments, repairs, or replacement. Other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or equivalent is required.• Must hold current NCCCO certification with the appropriate specialty for mobile crane, lattice boom crawler crane, and rough terrain hydraulic crane and must have a current valid driver’s license; CDL is a plus.

• Must have completed an apprenticeship program and have 2 years of experience operating the type of crane to be used.

• Ability to understand and apply the information contained in the crane manufacturer’s operating manual including load/capacity charts, diagrams and apply all notes and warnings related to the charts to confirm the correct crane configuration to suit the load, site, and lift conditions.

• Ability to understand the functions and limitations and particular operating characteristics of multiple types of cranes.

• Ability to accurately check ground conditions and that the crane is level before attempting to lift and place a load and with the ability to determine what types of site conditions could adversely affect the operation of the crane.

• Ability to perform a daily inspection on multiple types of cranes and report the need for any adjustments or repairs.

• Ability to properly maintain the crane in good working condition including, performing periodic preventative maintenance such as checking and adding fluids and inspecting and greasing all cables.

• Ability to not engage in any practice that will divert attention while operating the crane controls.

• Ability to safely hoist, move, and place materials and objects, using attachments, such as slings, electromagnet, grapple hook, bucket, and clamshell.

• Ability to handle a cage to lower and hoist employees several hundred feet underground safely.

• Ability to give and interpret hand signals and any other form of communication correctly when operating a crane and given by the individual directing the lift or an appointed signal person, including the ability to follow directions of top man’s signals when hoisting/lowering loads or persons when loads are out of sight.

• Understanding that a stop signal must be obeyed at all times, no matter who gives it.

• Ability to judge spaces correctly and handle many controls at the same time.

• Understanding of load rigging procedures and the ability to determine how much materials can be safely hoisted in each load according to the crane’s capacity and the weather conditions, e.g., high winds, crane configuration, site and lift conditions including the ability to monitor weather conditions and have knowledge of conditions which require the crane to be shut down.

• Ability to communicate effectively with members of the team in order to understand what is required when moving loads from one place to another.

• Clear understanding that when there is any doubt as to the safety of crane operations, the crane operator shall stop the crane’s functions in a controlled manner and operations shall resume only after safety concerns have been addressed.

• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, write routine reports and correspondence, and speak effectively in front of groups of employees with the ability to train groups of employees on proper hand signals and other communication methods.

• Ability to use basic reasoning, thinking “on your feet” to resolve issues quickly with little or no direction from a supervisor and ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule format.

• Ability to lift and carry heavy items weighing 25 pounds or more.

• Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions, calculate slopes and grades of materials, and calculate fuel/oil mixtures.

• Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and in underground, confined spaces and uneven areas.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to perform repetitive movements including frequent use of feet to depress foot pedals; work overhead; use hands to grasp; reach with arms; stand, walk, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl, and twist; sit, climb, and balance. The employee must have vision adequate to perform all required tasks, including the ability to recognize and read hand signals. The employee is frequently required to lift and/or push, pull up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or push, pull up to 50 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to wear personal protective equipment as needed to perform job tasks, is regularly exposed to vibration, frequently exposed to moving machinery, mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles and must be able to properly use, handle and dispose of hazardous materials per MSDS regulations and company procedures, and work in underground, confined spaces. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions high precarious places, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is sometimes very loud. The employee is expected to work in a safe and efficient manner while maintaining a clean work area.


• Health benefits including medical and dental coverage.

• Health Savings Accounts.

• 401k Plan with matching contributions.

• Direct Deposit

Jay Dee Contractors, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, or age. Jay Dee Contractors, Inc. is an at will employer. EOE/AA Employer D/V/M/F.

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