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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

  • Knowledge of building & construction

  • Strong Attention to detail

  • Strong communication, reading & writing, numeracy & problem-solving skills

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

  • Manual dexterity

Minimum Standards

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)


8000 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by three 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.

Employment Areas

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • New home building and renovation

  • Self-employment

  • Fabrication

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Measure, cut, fit, install and/or secure glass panes, window parts & architectural metals

  • Read and interpret drawings & specifications

  • Work with and install plastic, granite, aluminum panels and other similar materials used as glass substitutes

  • Work from mobile equipment, scaffolds and swing stages, sometimes at great heights, to manoeuvre glass panels that are lifted by cranes and other lifting equipment


Certified Tradesperson Wage:
Approx: $36/hr 


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