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Crane Operator

Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Crane Operator is responsible for operating a mobile crane to lift, move, position, and reposition loads.


  • Operate a 45-ton and less crane in a safe and effective manner.
  • Inspect, clean, and perform operator level maintenance on equipment in accordance with standards.
  • Closely interact with crew members on job tasks and safety accountability.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to crew members.
  • Perform daily safety checks to ensure equipment is in safe operating condition.
  • Follow related safety regulations, contract requirements, company policies, and operating procedures.
  • Complete necessary documentation, and reporting.
  • Lead the JSA process with active participation from crew members.
  • You are responsible for ensuring all proper documentation is completed and submitted according to company protocol. Documentation includes but it not limited to: JSAs, Journey Management, Work Orders, Inspection Checklists, etc.

    • Open communication is key to being a strong crew lead. You are responsible for keeping yourself open to communication with your crew members, supervisor, safety representative and customer.
    • As a leader you are responsible for mediating disputes within the crew. You will be asked to find resolution through communication between crew members or requesting a supervisor to get involved, if necessary.

      • All assigned equipment should be maintained with a high level of reliability. Equipment includes but is not limited to fleet vehicles, tools, and personal protective equipment.
      • While you are not held liable for other employee's assigned equipment, you are asked to maintain policies and standards through holding your crew member(s) accountable.

        • You are responsible for supporting and training your crew member(s) to maintain high safe, quality work standards while producing with efficiency.
        • When new policies and/or procedures are introduced, you will be asked to convey the changes accurately. If questions arise from the changes, you are responsible for getting the right people involved for clarification.
        • When a new employee is placed on your crew, it is your responsibility to oversee the initiation of that individual to your crew and workflow. Ensure that the new employee/SSE is demonstrating safe work practices and is compliant with all and customer safety standards. You will be asked to provide insight to the employee's progress.
        • As a leader on your crew, within the industry you have a hand in developing less experienced crew members into competent employees.
        • On an annual basis you will participate in Performance Review process. You will be asked to provide objective feedback on employees that have worked with you during the previous year. The feedback will need to be factual and fair. Prior to the release of reviews, you will attend a mandatory evaluation training every two years.

          Lufkin's proud past extends back to the early 20th century when the Lufkin Foundry manufactured railroad and sawmill equipment. The company expanded soon after by pioneering oilfield pumping units in the 1920s. Today, Lufkin is a world leader in its field, providing precision-engineered oilfield equipment, products, and services to customers around the globe.

          Lufkin Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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Keywords: LUFKIN INDUSTRIES, Bakersfield , Crane Operator, Other , Bakersfield, California

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