Crane and Tower Operators:

Operate mechanical boom and cable or tower and cable equipment to lift and move materials, machines, or products in many directions.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $53,620.00
Average Time to Fill 33 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,175
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -3.72 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Operate lifting equipment such as hoists, winches, or hydraulic booms
Operate cargo handling gear
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment
Operate crane in construction, manufacturing, or repair setting
Operate heavy construction equipment
Secure cargo

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair construction machinery or equipment
Repair specialized rigging
Clean tools, equipment, or machinery associated with heavy equipment operation
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Maintain material moving equipment in good working condition

Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up specialized rigging
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Install parts, assemblies, or attachments in transportation or material handling equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Materials Transport
Equipment Moving
Tower Climbing
Test Equipment
Passive Intermodulation Testing (PIM)
Hardware and Software Installation
Fiber Testing
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