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Crane Operators

Jobs in this classification operate cranes or draglines to lift, move, position or place machinery, equipment and other large objects. The work involves equipment inspection and maintenance, rigging, pre-lift planning, site preparation and crane set-up. Crane operators work in both onshore and offshore regions. This is a Red Seal Trade.

Crane operator jobs are classified in the NOC 7371 category. For more information on crane operator careers, go to the Trades in Oil and Gas Occupational Summary.

Common crane operator careers include:

  • Boom truck crane operator
  • Crane operator
  • Crane and hoist equipment operator
  • Drilling rig crane operator
  • Mobile crane operator
  • Offshore crane operator
  • Pipeline side boom operator