A great job in construction
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Crane operators work with others to on the job site. They work with other equipment operators and also work closely with ground crew.
A crane operator makes an average wage of $60 000. The average wage changes by province, the provincial average is between $38 000- $ 80 000, in Ontario crane operator’s make between $38 311-$80 337 a year. Crane operators make more in some provinces like Alberta and British Columbia, But less in others like Manitoba and New Brunswick
Education and Training Required
Also in most provinces across Canada(Ontario,Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia) it is mandatory to have mobile/tower crane operator trade certification, but is voluntary in other provinces and territories. An red seal endorsement is also available to crane operators with completion of the inter provincial red seal examination.
Type of Trade
A crane operator is both a compulsory and a voluntary trade as it depends where you live whether you have to be certified or not, but if you are certified it will increase your chances to get employed as it shows your employers that you have the skills for the job
Demand for the Future
There will be bigger demand for this trade in the future. There will be 17 270 crane operators this year and in the next couple of years the employment of crane operators will steadily increase. There will be 17 401 more crane operators just next year.
Possible Work Hours
The job hours of crane operator can vary, but the standard work week from crane operators is 40 hours per week, which is 8 hours a day and work 5 days a week. there are peak hours, where you may have to work more and this usually depends on the job you are working on
Possible Work Locations & Opportunities for Travel
As a Crane operator you might have to to travel to different provinces depending on where your new job site is.
Recommended Personal Qualities
To succeed and do well as crane operator you should have these personal qualities. You be cooperative and be able to work with a team and you should also have the will to keep learning more and more every day about new equipment.
There are possible hazards for this job,one hazard would be that you have to work at great heights, which can be very dangerous also another hazard is you may have to work in sometimes bad weather conditions, which can be dangerous, but crane operators are trained to work safely.
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