top of page

Certificate of Qualification 339B

Hoisting Engineer -Tower Crane Operator

A Hoisting Engineer - Tower Crane Operator is a skilled tradesperson who operates and maintains tower 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. Tower Crane Operators work at heights and in confined spaces 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


3000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by one 6-week and one 3-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.

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

  • Plan crane 'lifts,' involving calculations of crane capacity and determination of load weight.

  • Execute rigging operations as required.


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $52/Hr


Thanks for submitting!

If you want to know more about jobs in the Hoisting Engineer - Tower Crane Operator Industry please fill out the form below.

bottom of page