$44k-53k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Crane Operator salary records


Morehead City, NC

no experience required
Company size
124 employees

Port:  Morehead City

Crane Operator Job description


  • Operate container, gantry, and mobile cranes with associated support equipment, including buckets, hoppers, and rigging gear
  • Conduct mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance on cranes and crane support equipment when needed (oil changes, cable changes, servicing of hydraulic systems, etc.)
  • Responsible for rigging crane gear to safely and effectively move cargo
  • Support outside contractors on repairs to the crane equipment
  • Conduct safety inspections on crane equipment
  • Clean and maintain crane department tools, equipment, and work area
  • Follow all safety rules and procedures to ensure cargo is handled in a safe manner
  • Complete work orders as assigned
  • Assist with welding and fabricating as required
  • Assist Crane Supervisor in record keeping for logbooks, work orders, etc.
  • Assist other departments and operate heavy equipment as needed in support of operations, including forklifts and yard trucks
  • Aid the Wilmington Crane Department when additional operators are required
  • All other duties as assigned by management


  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Prior crane operation and crane rigging experience is preferred
  • Background in diesel-mechanical operation is preferred
  • Must be familiar with crane hand signal code and must comply with all safety rules and regulations
  • Must be able to respond easily to verbal and written instructions
  • Must be able to operate all port cranes at an acceptable level for vessel operations within 12 months
  • The position requires shift work, overtime, and a variable work schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and meet TWIC security requirements


Please apply by submitting a resume via email or fax at (910) 746- 6434. All applications must reference the above job number to be considered for this position.

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