Tower Crane Operator

Tower crane operators use tower cranes to lift, move, position and place materials and equipment. They calculate the crane’s lifting capacities and determine load weight, participate in setting up and dismantling the crane, and position and stabilize the crane before the lift. They also perform regular inspections, and do minor repairs and maintenance on the equipment.

NOC: 7371

Designation Year: 2010

Designated Red Seal in: AB, BC, MB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK
Trade title: Tower Crane Operator in BC, NL, NS, PE, SK
Other titles used in provinces/territories: Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator (Tower Crane) (AB), Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator - Branch 3 (Tower Crane Operator) (MB), Crane Operator (QC), Hoisting Engineer - Tower Crane Operator (ON)

Occupational Standard for current exams

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