Philly Shipyard Inc

Crane Operator - Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Job Description

Crane Operator

Posted: Thursday, 6/6/2024
ESSENTIALS FUNCTIONS to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  • Ensure that all PSI safety procedures, rules and regulations are followed and met
  • Safely and proficiently operate cranes and transportation equipment for movements of materials, sections and grand blocks
  • Operating Yard equipment (but not all inclusive)
    • Mobil Cranes (35mt to 100mt)
    • AT cranes (100mt to 350mt)
    • Gantry cranes (Level luffing and heavy lift)
    • Portal cranes
    • Overhead bridge and magnet cranes
    • SISU transporter
    • Kirow (lower weight units)
    • Basic rigging
    • High reach
    • Scissor lift
    • Forklifts (light and heavy)
    • Others as describe by supervision and/ or purchase for project specific
  • Must maintain valid PSI/OSHA Certifications
  • Must report deficiencies in equipment
  • Safely and efficiently perform assignments as instructed by management/supervisor on all yard operations.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

  • Self-management
  • Thoroughness
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Willingness and ability to work as a team member


This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • One to three years’ experience with large capacity cranes and heavy transportation equipment.
  • NCCO (National Certification of Crane Operators) license preferred
  • Experience in shipyards, heavy construction, heavy fabrication, waterfront port equipment
  • Detailed knowledge of industry standards for crane hand signals, verbal protocol, crane alarms and collision systems
  • Detailed and working knowledge of LMI (load moment indicator) and load charts
  • Yard map and signage
  • TWIC Card (preferred)
  • Ability to comprehend and follow both oral and written instructions
  • Ability to lead and instruct activities as described by supervision
  • Detailed and comprehension knowledge of the following:
    • Equipment capacities and capabilities
    • Operating procedures including:
      • Pre operational checks –
      • OEM manuals
      • Basic maintenance of equipment
      • Limitations of all equipment (such as capacities and warning systems )
      • Yard nomenclature
    • Must maintain valid PSI / OSHA certifications
    • Safely and efficiently perform assignments as instructed by management / supervision on all yard operations


Environmental exposures are similar to those found in most heavy industrial settings and may include noise, heat, cold, vibration, dust, fumes and smoke. Work may be carried on indoors or outdoors, and may involve exposure to inclement weather conditions.

*Philly Shipyard is a TOBACCO FREE facility.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A range of motion sufficient to perform general lifting, carrying, bending, stooping, climbing, working at heights, extended walking or standing, etc. is required. Employment in this position is contingent upon passing the medical examination. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time or without notice.

Philly Shipyard is committed to equal opportunity for all applicants. The recruitment, selection, employment and training of employees during employment, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender or age-except that the applicant must meet the minimum age requirement. Philly Shipyard does not, and will not, discriminate because of the disability of such individual.

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