Crane Operator

Crane Operator Ames, IA

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Story Construction Co.

Job Title:

Crane Operator

Job Type:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

12/07/2021

Location:

Ames, IA

Salary:

$Based on Experience

Company Description:

Story Construction Co.

Story Construction Co. is an employee-owned Merit-Shop general contractor with 85 years of experience. Story offers a full range of services and delivery methods including general construction, design-build, construction management, and Nucor pre-engineered buildings. Story has complete design-build capabilities with licensed architects on staff. Markets include manufacturing/warehousing/distribution facilities; food processing; water and wastewater treatment plants; educational facilities; healthcare facilities; churches and senior living facilities.

Job Description:

As innovators in the construction field since 1934, we’re constantly seeking ways to improve the process of building… in a brick-and-mortar sense and a people sense.

We are passionate about the construction process because we are builders at heart. We are in a rewarding business, in the finest region of our country, doing meaningful work. If you have a desire to be part of an employee-owned company that appreciates and encourages teamwork as well as the unique contributions of intelligent individuals, we’d love to hear from you.

Position Summary: 

Primary responsibility is crane operation but is also required to operate various other types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, cranes, shovels, or front-end loaders to erect structures, excavate, move, and grade earth, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May be required to repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.

Summary of Duties:

  • Read and obey safety rules and regulations.
  • Operate crane under general supervision.
  • Manipulate or depress crane controls to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement according to written, verbal, or signal instructions.
  • Inspect crane for safety issues daily.
  • Determine if any parts are malfunctioning.
  • Complete paperwork.
  • Lift, position, and place machinery, equipment, or other large objects at construction sites and industrial facilities.
  • Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members.

Story Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Story Construction participates in E-Verify: Right to Work

Story Construction is a Drug-Free Workplace

Benefits:

Benefits For Full-time Crane Operators Include: 

  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Company-paid Term Life Insurance, AD&D, and Long-Term Disabilty
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Plans
  • 401(k) (100% immediately vested company match)
  • Travel Per Diem
  • Safety Boot and prescription protective equipment reimbursement

Required Experience:

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be NCCCO certified
  • Lattice Boom certification required
  • Large Hydraulic certification required
  • Minimum two (2) years construction experience
  • Ability to receive written or verbal instructions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with office and field personnel
  • Must be committed to contributing to a culture of safety, looking out for yourself and others.

Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:

  • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Work long shifts with non-standard break times.
  • Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.
  • Must have good hand-eye coordination, quick reaction times.
  • Able to work in confined or enclosed spaces.
  • Able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Able to wear required PPE.
  • Able to walk moderate distances to reach work area (1/2 mile or more).
  • Able to Enter the cab of a vehicle that is 3.5 feet (or more) off the ground.
  • Able to sit in the operator’s seat of equipment and safely reach all pedals, switches, levers, buttons, etc. required to safely operate the equipment (if authorized for that piece of equipment).
  • Capable of sitting in the operator’s seat of equipment and having an adequate field of vision of all instruments, gauges, warning lights, as well as an acceptable field of vision out of the windows and/or mirrors (if authorized for that piece of equipment).
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on radio and telephone.

Required Travel:

Crane Operators are assigned to job sites throughout Iowa.