Crane operators run cranes or draglines to lift, move and position heavy objects, such as building materials or machinery at construction or industrial sites, ports, railway yards, surface mines and similar locations.
People in this occupation:
- work for construction, industrial, mining, cargo handling and railway companies and contractors
- have an interest in technology and mechanics
- should have good eyesight and excellent eye-hand coordination
- should have good concentration and stamina since they may be required to work at heights and spend extended periods inside the cab of their crane