Edison Chouest Offshore companies



Crane Operator

Status: Now Accepting Applications

Company: LaShip

367 Dickson Road

Houma, LA 70363


Office: (985) 601-5000


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

Essential Job Functions

The crane operator

  • Observes load hookup and determines the safety of load.
  • 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 signaled instructions.
  • Cleans and maintains cranes and hoisting mechanisms.
  • Regularly inspects crane for defective parts and notifies supervisor of defects or malfunctions.
  • May attach load to hook or other crane accessory prior to operating crane.
  • May repair defective parts on crane.
  • 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 crane operator must

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

Physical Requirements

The crane operator position requires repetitive sequences that require balancing, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger manipulation, grasping, feeling, seeing, hearing, speaking and an acute sense of smell.

The U.S. Dept. of Labor classifies the physical requirements that are associated with this job as being that of 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 are in excess of those for light work.

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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