Crane Operator - Military veterans preferred

C&J Energy (


  full-time   employee

El Reno
United States

Position Summary

The Crane Operator is responsible for operating a mobile crane to lift, move, position, and reposition loads. These cranes will be from 90 to 260 ton capacity. The Operator will be required to unload coiled tubing injectors and risers from trailers or support vehicles.  The Operator receives direction from riggers and/or site supervision via verbal or hand signals to determine required load movement.  The Operator must also have a CDL license, and will be required to perform pre- and post-trip inspections along with daily and monthly equipment inspections.

Key Accountabilities

  • Operates various types of cranes: 90 to 260 Ton
  • Drives crane to wellsite and properly sets up per the manufacturer’s operators manual and company rules.
  • Perform routine maintenance.
  • Wears PPE safety equipment
  • Work 12 hour shift with additional travel time.
  • Knowledgeable in OSHA Regulations and ANSI standards in crane operations.
  • Must possess a current NCCCO or equivalent crane operator certification. 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Pass the company’s drug screen.
  • Pass the company’s “Physical Functions Assessment”.
  • Motor vehicle record qualifies individual to be an approved company driver.
  • Acceptable criminal history.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English to the extent that they are able to understand verbal and written instructions as well as give verbal and written instructions in English; and the ability to use simple mathematical calculations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication) to make job related calculations.
  • Heavy Work- Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
  • This position requires standing, walking, and sitting while working either indoors or outdoors.
  • While performing the job, will be required to lift/carry, pull/push, reach, squat, kneel, and or climb ladders or stairs.
  • Conditions should be handled as prescribed in the Company’s Accident Prevention Handbook and/or the Company’s Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Must have a valid CDL A or B driver’s license with the proper endorsements required for the type vehicle operated, issued by state of residence.
  • Must have the applicable knowledge of DOT rules and regulations as required for the position and all job related Company, Local, State and Federal requirements.
  • An understanding of basic maintenance concepts required to perform light to heavy repairs as necessary.  The position requires the use of hand tools and other equipment associated with the vehicle.
  • Must have a background in crane and rigging. Operator must be able to show proof of past history of operating hydraulic cranes up to 160 tons.
  • Requires good hand-eye-foot coordination, an ability to judge distance carries equal importance. Most training programs require students to have a high-school diploma, earned with some coursework in science, mechanics and electronics.
  • We require professional certification through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), even if the state in which they operate does not. 18 states require crane operators to hold certification or licenses through NCCCO. NCCCO offers mobile crane operator certification with a specialty in lattice boom crawler cranes.

Required Experience and Education


CDL Required:  Preferred
Required Travel:  50% - 75%
Number of Openings:  2
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Type of Position:  Hourly  
Position Status:  Full Time
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