Edison Chouest Offshore companies



Crane Operator

Status: Now Accepting Applications

Company: C-Port

635 Adam (Ted) Gisclair Road

Port Fourchon, LA 70357

Apply in person only. No phone calls, please.

Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The crane operator safely and efficiently loads, offloads, and stages materials as directed by the client/supervisor. Operation of a crane requires a commitment to safety, good comprehension skills, and the ability to constantly monitor a situation. Critical thinking, leadership skills, and reasoning skills are a must. In addition to the operation of the crane, one must be able to perform routine maintenance as outlined by company maintenance department and direct subordinates to assigned job tasks.

Position Type

This is a full-time position that can be on a schedule of 7/7, 14/7, 8/4 (12 hours per day). Schedules of 7/7 and 14/7 include rotation of day and night positions.


The crane operator will

  • Display and encourage teamwork among employees and customers.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with all employees and clients.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, clients, and members of management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct and document machine pre-use inspections as designated by the company Equipment Maintenance Program.
  • Accurately complete and submit all documents, such as time cards, pre--jobs, daily inspections, reports, etc., on all functions of the equipment being used and report any breakdowns or faults that may occur immediately to supervisor.
  • Operate company vehicle when required.
  • Operate mobile, overhead, or stationary cranes to lift, move, and position loads, such as structural parts of ships, vessels, and equipment related to the oil and gas industry.
  • Use certified hoisting attachments provided by company or client.
  • Observe load hookup and determine safety of load.
  • Have the ability to manipulate and/or depress 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.
  • Keep all areas of the crane, including the cab area, clear of unwanted and unhygienic material.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct, document, and submit 40-hour service inspections on equipment as required.
  • Demonstrate the ability to administer and effectively communicate pre-job safety meetings and reporting with crew on potential accidents.
  • Constant watch for anything that could make the previously stated duties unsafe.
  • Create and submit work orders for billing.
  • Operate forklift and other heavy machinery when directed.
  • Be responsible for the housekeeping in the designated work areas.
  • Perform rigging tasks when needed.
  • Complete all tasks assigned by a supervisor not to exceed the physical requirements of the job description.

QHSE Responsibilities

The crane operator will

  • Actively participate in company WISE program.
  • Act as a mentor per company Mentoring and SSE programs.
  • Utilize Stop Work Authority when necessary.
  • Adhere to and comply with company policies, OSHA, and environmental regulations.
  • Abide by, convey, and enforce all safety rules, including the wear of PPE for oneself and others. This applies to third-party personnel on site at the facility.
  • Operate in the company Management System (Unisea).

Supervisory Functions

The crane operator will supervise the crew working with him/her.

Reports To

The crane operator reports to the yard coordinator.

Work Environment

The crane operator

  • May be subjected to both inside and outside environmental conditions, electrical hazards, vibration noise, fumes, smoke, dust, gases, chemicals, and a variety of other physical conditions.
  • Will be required to perform repetitive sequences that require sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, finger manipulation, climbing, feeling, seeing, hearing, and speaking.
  • May be 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 subject to environmental exposure to heat, cold, smoke, dust, fumes, chemicals, hydrocarbons, and gases. Protective clothing, hearing and eye protection, hard hats, safety shoes or boots, and dust mask protection are all to be worn accordingly.
  • May be required to work alone and in congested areas.
  • May be required to perform work at an alternate location other than at the port facility.

Physical Demands

This position is classified as medium work – exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements exceed those for light work.

While performing job duties, the employee is required to stand, walk, and sit; use hand and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear; and taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities that are required for the job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The crane operator may be required to perform repetitive sequences that require sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, finger manipulation, climbing, feeling, seeing, hearing, and speaking.

The crane operator will be required to complete an annual crane-operator physical.

Other Duties

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.


  • Valid driver's license
  • Valid TWIC Card
  • Successful completion of company Crane Operator Mentor Program
  • Ability to read and write in English
  • Basic math skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership qualities
  • Ability to work at heights

The Edison Chouest Offshore family of companies is committed to ensuring all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices. We are dedicated to ensuring all employees are treated with the utmost level of respect as we believe this is the strongest foundation to build upon to foster an environment where employees feel comfortable handling their assignments, sharing their ideas, and pointing out opportunities for improvement.

ECO offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including a 401(k) match.

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