Heavy Equipment Operator
Specialize in operating massive construction machinery, like bulldozers.
Operates electrically powered crane equipped with cantilevers on which hoisting gear is supported to load or unload container cargo from vessels: Moves controls or levers and presses pedals to activate electrical power, move tower in position alongside vessel, and lower cantilever over deck or hold of vessel. Moves controls to lower hoisting gear for attachment of sling to container, lift and move container along cantilever, and lower and position container on dock, or on vessel deck or hold. Raises cantilever to vertical position when positioning crane to avoid hitting superstructure of vessel. May follow hand signals of other worker. May operate cantilever crane equipped with clamshell to load or unload bulk materials.