• 1st Class Crane Operator- All Shifts - Main Yard

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    10 months ago(3/22/2019 6:04 PM)
  • Overview

    Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Rigging Department.

    We are pleased to accept resumes for 1st Class Crane Operator for ALL SHIFTS. 

    This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.


    • Operate hydraulic and friction cranes in a safe and efficient manner
    • Operates traveling or stationary overhead crane to lift, move, and position loads, such as machinery, equipment, products, and solid or bulk materials, using hoisting attachments, such as hook, sling or bucket
    • Hold employees in the basket to conduct ship repair
    • Observes load hookup and determines 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, verbla, and signal instructions
    • Inspects crane for defective parts and notifies supervisor of defects or malfunctions
    • Review daily work and delivery schedules to determine orders, sequences of deliveries, and special loading instructions
    • Determine the weights and check them against lifiting capacities in order to prevent overload
    • Using hand and arm signals for installing, handling, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. 
    • Board ships via stairs, ladders, and gangways with tool bags and needed equipment 
    • Understand and act upon instruction
    • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment - hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots/shoes and, when necessary, respirator, hearing protection, personal floatation device
    • Work independently to complete responsibilities
    • Must have reqular, reliable attendance
    • Control cost in assigned area of responsibility
    • Other duties may be assigned as workload dictates.


    • Minimum 5 years' experience operating a crane
    • Minimum 3-5 years' experience rigging.  Will be asked to rig as a secondary job as production demands dictate
    • Must be willing/able to operate many varieties of cranes to include 60T mobiles, 15T electric-hoist wing walls, RT mobile cranes, and 20T track cranes
    • Experience operating a 230T Manitowoc preferred
    • Good depth perception
    • No fear of heights
    • NCCCO certification preferred
    • Conventional friction rig operator
    • Must be flexible to work 7 days a week, 12 hour days





    Compensation & Benefits

    Position compensation is based on experience.


    Our benefits include: 
    • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
    • 401K, company match
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Legal Services
    • Annual performance evaluations 
    • On-site Human Resources
    • On-site gym
    • Free and close proximity parking
    • Employee perks/gifts and more


    All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.


    Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    • Respect
    • Pride
    • Truth
    • Family

    These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.


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