Hoisting Engineer: Mobile Crane Operator 1 (Mobile Crane Operator)
Introduction
Hoisting engineers: Mobile Crane Operator 1 operate mobile cranes to lift, move, position and place materials and equipment. They perform pre-operational inspections. They calculate crane capacities and determine load weight, set up and dismantle cranes and position and stabilize the crane before the lift. They may also participate in rigging procedures. They also perform some routine maintenance and housekeeping of the crane equipment such as lubricating and cleaning.
Essential Skills Requirements:
 
Safety-related Activities
Reading
Ability to understand short instructions and warnings written on signs and labels posted on machinery. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to read instructions about work permits and tagout procedures. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand written instructions in safety bulletins and Material Safety Data Sheets. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to read and interpret safety rules and regulations. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to identify icons used in WHMIS, fire control and other hazard management systems. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to interpret warning and directional signs at jobsites such as construction sites, transportation facilities, mines and pulp and paper mills. (Complexity: 1)
Writing
Ability to write text entries in forms to describe events leading up to incidents or accidents. (Complexity: 2)
Thinking
Ability to evaluate the safety of equipment and the severity of workplace hazards. (Complexity: 2)
 
Crane Operation
Reading
Ability to understand short written comments on forms such as crane inspection sheets. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand short written comments on technical drawings such as site maps. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand and interpret written codes and by-laws applicable to crane operation such as the safety code for mobile cranes. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to understand and interpret written standards and procedures for all aspects of crane operation, including the transport, set-up, rigging and operation of cranes. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to locate information such as dimensions using basic scale drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to scan gauges and digital readouts for operating data such as revolutions per minute, electrical readings and capacities. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to use legends and symbols found on technical drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to locate information such as load weights, distances, clearances and the directions of lifts using lift planning sheets. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate boom elevation, boom angle and operating range data in range diagrams. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to locate data in load charts to determine lift capacities of different crane configurations. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to locate information such as the positions of parts using complex assembly drawings. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to use complex scale drawings to identify set-up locations, load placements and lift obstructions. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Thinking
Ability to make operational decisions during lifts such as when to start, stop and vary the speed and direction of lifts. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to select set-up locations and crane configurations for specific jobs. (Complexity: 2)
Digital Technology - Other Digital Technology
Ability to use on-board load management systems to monitor percentages of crane capacities used, weigh suspended loads, enter configuration data and access load charts and operational specifications. (Complexity: 2)
 
General Administrative Duties
Reading
Ability to read reminders and short notes from co-workers to coordinate work activities. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to read bulletins and memos to learn about policy changes, administrative details and production concerns. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to interpret information contained in a variety of repair, service and procedure manuals. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to understand and interpret written information in text books, training manuals and technical reports. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to enter data such as readings and quantities into forms such as inspection forms, safe work cards and crane logs. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to locate data such as weights and quantities in simple lists and tables. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to locate information such as the positions of parts using simple assembly drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to scan flowcharts to determine the sequencing of simple tasks and processes. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to complete equipment repair forms by entering dates, identification numbers and brief descriptions of faults. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate information such as the positions of parts using moderately complex assembly drawings. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to scan forms such as work orders and highway travel permits for dates, times, locations, rigging specifications and weight restrictions. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to scan forms such as work orders and highway travel permits for dates, times, locations, rigging specifications and weight restrictions. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Writing
Ability to write reminders and short notes to co-workers. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to write short text entries in forms such as work orders, application forms and supply requests. (Complexity: 1)
Thinking
Ability to choose tools and work procedures for common tasks. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to deal with minor equipment breakdowns and malfunctions. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to evaluate the condition and performance of tools and equipment. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to evaluate the quality and adequacy of work performed. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to evaluate the severity of equipment faults by considering factors such as readings, noise levels, pressures, temperatures and vibrations. (Complexity: 2)
Oral Communication - Listening
Ability to understand short spoken statements such as a simple instruction or question. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand moderately complex spoken statements such as instructions involving multiple steps. (Complexity: 2)
Oral Communication - Speaking
Ability to ask simple questions and explain simple thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate language. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to explain moderately complex thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate tone and language. (Complexity: 2)
 
Use of Mathematics
Whole Numbers
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers. (Complexity: 2)
Fractions
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. (Complexity: 2)
Decimals
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. (Complexity: 2)
Percents and Mixed Operations
Ability to use percent to locate numbers; add, subtract, multiply and divide signed numbers; complete mixed operations with whole numbers, fractions, percents and decimals. (Complexity: 2)
Data Analysis
Ability to calculate and use totals, sub-totals and basic summary measures like averages and rates; perform proportional calculations. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Basic Skills
Ability to analyze and draw lines and line segments; use coordinates to locate points in a plane; calculate angles; use concepts such as parallelism to solve problems. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Plane Figures
Ability to calculate perimeters, areas and circumferences; analyze angles and distances in triangles, rectangles and circles; analyze complex shapes into constituent plane figures. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Solids
Ability to calculate volumes of rectangular solids, cylinders and prisms; analyze complex volumes into constituent regular solids. (Complexity: 2)
Measurement
Ability to measure things such as distances, weights, volumes, temperatures and angles; use and convert between Metric and Imperial measurement units. (Complexity: 2)
Algebra
Ability to construct and solve equations with one to three different variables and use common formulas. (Complexity: 2)
Trigonometry
Ability to use trigonometry to identify and calculate the unknown lengths and angles of triangles. (Complexity: 2)