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Crane Operator Trainee

at Koppers Railroad Structures

Posted: 4/8/2019
Job Reference #: 1075
Categories: Customer Service

Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-WI-Madison
    Posted Date3 months ago(1/21/2019 11:39 AM)
  • Summary

    Perform Crane Operation and general construction laborer tasks. Employees are promoted according to their capabilities and desire for advancement, not after a specific period of time. Employees must complete specific training activities and pass a written exam for advancement.


    • Complete daily DOT logs, crane inspection, truck inspection and required weekly paperwork.
    • Read and understand crane operator manual for safe crane operation.
    • Read load charts and operate within the capacity of the charts.
    • Must be able to use proper rigging and hand signals when making a lift, do not exceed weight limits as posted on load charts.
    • Perform and document daily, weekly, and monthly crane inspections.
    • Operate rail gear properly.
    • Perform scheduled maintenance on crane, truck and hyrails as required.
    • Keep truck organized and the interior and exterior clean.
    • Must be qualified in Osmose Level II track Worker Safety.
    • Must be able to communicate with boom truck trainer, Foreman, and Manager Fleet.
    • Complete a minimum of 90 days of training. Training may be extended based on trainee’s ability to perform the above requirements.
    • Assist in general labor duties, including removing steel rivets, tighten structural steel bolts, remove existing structural steel, hang scaffolding, paint steel, assist in replacement of bridge timbers, ascend and descend slopes with rough terrain, drive spikes and drift pins with maul, dig using hand shovel, drill holes in existing or new timber and work at heights.
    • Operate a jack hammer, rock drill, pneumatic chipper and other power tools to assist in the repair of concrete structures.
    • Operate ½” drill and generator, impact wrench, pneumatic tools, hydraulic tools, magnetic drill, torch and chain saw.


    Education and/or Experience

    • High School diploma or equivalent.
    • Previous experience with heavy physical labor
    • Exposure to heights.
    • Experience in operating hydraulic cranes
    • Ability to read and interpret load charts.
    • Successfully complete 40 hour crane operation and safety course within 60 days of employment.

    Mathematical Skills

    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent
    • Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs.

    Certificates, Licenses, Regulations

    • Possess a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) with air brakes, equivalent to the state of Wisconsin Class A with hazardous material (HAZMAT) endorsement.
    • Must pass company knowledge, and road test for truck.

    Other Requirements

    • Knowledge in different types of bridge construction, the structural significance of their components and methods of repair.
    • Ability to successfully complete gas mask, lead exposure, respirator usage and Fall Protection training programs.
    • Must be able to travel 100% of the time.

    Physical Demands

    • This position involves Heavy Work: exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, lift and grab; reach with hands and arms; push and pull; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; talk and hear
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

    Work Environment

    • While preforming the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions
    • The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and vibration
    • The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud