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Hoisting Engineer - Mobile Crane Operator

Certificate of Qualification 339A

A Hoisting Engineer - Mobile Crane Operator is a skilled tradesperson who operates and maintains mobile cranes to lift and move heavy loads at construction sites, ports, and other industrial facilities. They must have a good understanding of crane operation and maintenance, as well as safety regulations and site plans. Mobile Crane Operators work in a variety of settings and must be physically fit and able to work in all weather conditions. They must follow strict safety protocols to prevent accidents and injuries on the job and may be required to obtain certification or licensing to operate specific types of cranes.

Required Skills & Features

  • Excellent communication skills, often with hand signals

  • Strong depth perception and hand-eye coordination

  • Ability to estimate distances and load weights

  • Working outdoors

Minimum Standards

  • Attend an Information Session

  • High school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED)

  • Resume & Cover Letter

  • Pass Trade Entrance Exam

  • Valid Ontario drivers licence

  • AZ License for Crane Rental


6000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by one 6-week, one 4-week, and one 2-week block of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Engineering Construction

  • Self Employed

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct pre and post-operational inspections on mobile cranes.

  • Prepare, transport, assemble, and dismantle mobile cranes.

  • Plan crane 'lifts,' which includes calculating crane capacity and determining load weight.

  • Execute rigging operations as necessary.


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $49/Hr


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