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Crane Operator

At Thompson Concrete, we believe our employees are the cornerstone of our success and we are always searching for the best and brightest to join our team. Whether you are a seasoned professional, about to graduate from college, or looking for your first career, we want to hear from you! In addition to competitive hourly rates and salaries, we offer full benefits and offer raises based on performance.

crane Operator

Commercial Division

Columbus, Ohio

Core Commitments:

The Crane Operator will practice the Core Commitments for all of Thompson Concrete.

  • Communicate with fellow employees

  • Be a Role Model

  • Follow Values, Vision and Mission

  • Develop, Mentor and Teach Others.

  • Participate in Planning and Coordinating

  • Communicate Effectively

  • Willingness to learn and develop

  • Willingness to receive training


  • Perform duties assigned by leads

  • Keep crane clean and perform daily inspections

  • Inspect crane daily for defects

  • Keep crane extensions and grease points greased on a routine basis

  • Be prepared to help in all aspects of concrete construction.

  • Make sure load is secured properly

  • Routine inspections on crane

  • Working with crews on an as needed basis and as schedule allows.


The Crane Operator will possess the knowledge, skill, and/or ability in the following areas essential to perform the functions of the position.

Education and/or Experience

  • Valid DOT Physical

  • Knowledge of construction

  • Reliable transportation

  • NCCCO or NCCER crane operator certification for rough terrain crane (Thompson will train if necessary)

  • OSHA 10 (Thompson will train if necessary)

  • Driving experience of CDL vehicle is preferred but not required

Language / Communication Skills

  • Good Listening Skills.

  • Willing to Learn

  • Effective communication with team members

  • Have an idea or solution if a problem arises

Mathematical Skills

  • Math (Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide)

  • Be able to read a tape measure

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to effectively present information to your lead

  • Be a Mentor to a fellow employee


  • Able to work 5 to 6 days a week

  • Expect early start times and long days (Times will vary from job to job)

  • Be on time daily

Physical Demands

  • Properly lift objects up to 50 pounds.

  • Push and pull heavy objects

  • Work in strenuous conditions with minimal breaks

  • Ability to work at various heights

Work Environment

  • Work involves exposure to outside weather conditions and concrete, dirt, dust, fumes, and/or loud noise levels.

  • Be aware of surrounding operations

Tools Requirements/Clothing Attire

  • High vis shirt or vest

  • Proper clothing with no large holes

  • Pants that cover top of boots

  • Cloths with no large holes and no cut off shirt

  • Sturdy leather work boots

  • Tape Measure

  • Hammer

  • Tool Belt (capable of holding screws, nails, hammer, pliers, tape measure, pins, wedges)


  • Safety at all times (Hard Hats, Safety Glasses, High Vise at all times)

  • Sets example by following safety guidelines including but not limited to wearing PPE on jobs, staying aware of surroundings, etc. 

  • Attends and participates in Tool Box Talks and provides input for Safety Task Analysis

  • Complies with proper safety procedures

  • See something say something 


  • CPR and First Aid Certification

  • 10-hour OSHA

  • Approved career related training

  • Rigging/Hoisting, Crane Certificates

  • Special equipment certificates (Thompson will provide training if needed)

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