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Crawler Crane Operator

Status: Now Accepting Applications

Company: North American Shipbuilding

800 Industrial Park Road

Larose, LA 70373


Contact by email only. Pre-approval is required for on-site interviews.


The crawler crane operator operates traveling or stationary crane to lift, move, and position loads, such as structural parts of ships or vessels, related machinery, equipment, products and materials, using hoisting attachments such as hooks, clamps, slings, electromagnet, or bucket.

Essential Job Functions

The crawler crane operator:

  1. Observes load hookup and determines safety of load.
  2. Manipulates or depresses crane controls, such as pedals, levers, and buttons, to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement according to written, verbal, or signal instructions.
  3. Cleans and maintains crane and hoisting mechanism.
  4. Regularly inspects crane for defective parts and notifies supervisor of defects or malfunctions.
  5. May attach load to hook or other crane accessory prior to operating crane.
  6. May repair defective parts on crane.
  7. May also operate overhead cranes, other lifting equipment, and other company vehicles.

Working Conditions

Scheduled workdays cover Monday through Friday. Weekends and holidays as required. Works in all kinds of weather. Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. May be required to perform work at a remote location other than at shipyard facility. Subject to ultraviolet light, electrical hazards, vibration, noise, and a variety of other physical conditions, such as the proximity to moving mechanical parts, working at heights greater than six feet, and working over water. May be required to work alone and in confined spaces. Subject to very dramatic temperature changes. Also present are fumes, smoke, dust, gases, chemicals, and hydrocarbons. Protective clothing, hearing and eye protection, hard hats, safety shoes or boots, and respiratory protection are all to be worn accordingly.

Essential Job Requirements

The crawler crane operator must:

  • Be able to read and write alphabetically and numerically.
  • Have attended technical school or have on-the-job training, serving as a learner or trainee on the job under the instruction of a qualified worker.
  • Be able to provide verifiable references of past work experience.


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 401(k)
  • Company-paid short-term disability

EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability

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