Crane Operator

Location US-LA-Lafayette
Job ID
Discipline or Craft
Trade & Craft

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently sourcing for a Crane Operator to join our team in Ville Platte, LA.


U.S. Only: Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required. 

  • Observes load hook up and determines safety of load.
  • Manipulates crane control to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement according to written, verbal or signal instructions.
  • Cleans and maintains crane and hoisting mechanisms.
  • Inspects crane for defective parts, documents and notifies the equipment foreman or supervisor of any defects or malfunctions.
  • Loads, transports and unloads materials, tools, equipment and supplies.
  • Performs minor maintenance or cleaning activities on tools and equipment
  • Inspects rigging and related equipment.
  • Required to understand and interpret load charts.     
  • Use effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be capable of listening and communicating with other supervision and employees.
  • Be motivated and work safely and productively.
  • Understand and respond accordingly to all safety alerts, warnings, hazards, etc.
  • Must up to date NCCCO certification

Skills / Qualifications

  • Ability to Identify, set up, and operate crane and related hoisting/lifting equipment in accordance with established guidelines and procedures
  • Adjust machine settings to complete tasks according to specification, accurately and in a timely manner
  • Move hand and foot levers to control diesel, electric, gasoline or steam-powered operating equipment
  • Ability to communicate and receive instructions using voice, radio and hand signals to determine where materials are to be placed
  • Must have the ability to manipulate equipment on unlevel working surface
  • May assist in lifting, position and securing or materials and work pieces during installation
  • May be responsible for routine maintenance or repairs
  • Responsible for observing and complying with all safety and project rules
  •  Performs other duties as required

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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