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  • 1) Operates crane that travels on railroad tracks to lift and move objects: Starts gasoline or diesel engine.

  • 2) Pushes pedals and pulls levers to move, control speed, and stop crane, turn crane boom, and raise or lower cables attached to load.

  • 3) Inspects and compares weight of load with lifting capacity of crane to ensure against overloading crane.

  • 4) Moves controls to move and position load by sight or at direction of LABORER, HOISTING.

  • 5) Inspects cables and grappling devices for wear.

  • 6) May install or replace cables.

  • 7) May perform maintenance tasks, such as oiling machine.

  • 8) May direct helpers engaged in placing blocking and outrigging under crane when lifting loads.

  • 9) May operate crane in which hoisting mechanism is pneumatically powered.

  • 10) May be designated by type of power unit as Diesel-Locomotive-Crane Operator; Electric-Locomotive-Crane Operator; Gasoline-Locomotive-Crane Operator.




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DOT:   921.663-038

Job Number: 6019