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Crane Operator at Renewable Energy Systems Ltd

Crane Operator

Renewable Energy Systems Ltd Sweeny, TX Full-Time
Crane Operator

Come join the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution.  Our vision is to be a leader in the transition where everyone has access to affordable zero carbon energy.  Being part of the RES team means shaping the world’s energy future.

RES offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401K + employer match, life insurance and AD&D, paid time off, paid sabbatical, paid parental leave, alternative work schedules, fitness center membership, tuition reimbursement, and professional development.


Responsible for safely and efficiently performing RT Crane duties at the project site.

Specific duties:

  • Follows OSHA safety and operating procedures of heavy and light equipment.
  • Operates light/heavy equipment including, but not limited to:
    • Operates a cranes between 130 ton crane/crawler, R/T (rough terrain) and less than 250T crane/crawler or A/T (all terrain) in addition to level I and II equipment.
  • Performs inbound and outbound inspection reports, perform all pre-inspection checks and monitor equipment during operation.
  • Reports results from pre-inspections on equipment daily, hours usage, fuel usage, deficiencies and/or maintenance required.
  • Performs work on various types of terrain (A/T and R/T)
  • Performs evaluations and the requirements for assigned work.
  • Maintains job site and materials in an organized and efficient order.
  • Maintains all mobile and stationary equipment by performing preventive maintenance, i.e. tightening, cleaning, greasing and other minor maintenance and repairs. Notifies supervisor for refueling. Notifies management of any malfunctions that occur.
  • Climbs into heavy equipment using attached ladders.
  • Cleans interior cab area of equipment daily.
  • Wears personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated areas as stated by OSHA.
  • Follows safety and security procedures and determines appropriate action.
  • Reports potentially unsafe conditions and uses materials and equipment properly.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Intermediate knowledge in:
    • Safety Training
      • Following Rules and Regulations
      • Industry standards
      • Operating equipment safely and efficiently
  • Communication
    • Listening skills
    • Comprehending and following directions
      • Meeting work goals
      • Meeting deadlines
    • Conveying issues
    • Follow verbal and/or written directions accurately
    • Radio use
  • Relationship building
  • Accuracy in work
    • Use of hand tools and equipment
  • Basic knowledge in:
    • Fundamental knowledge of blue prints


  • Experience working in a construction field, experience levels are progressive:
    • 1-3 years’ experience with operating cranes ranging from 130 ton crane/crawler R/T (rough terrain) and less than 250T crane/crawler or A/T (all terrain) in addition to levels I and II equipment;
  • Must be certified on site for all types of heavy/light equipment by displaying skill level to a Superintendent.
  • Crane Operators require CCO certification, must present certification card.
  • CDL certifications are a plus for A/T cranes.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home as required.

Physical requirements and environment:

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position involves Heavy Work: exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, lift and grab; reach with hands and arms; push and pull; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; talk, see clearly and hear.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.

Construction site environment includes early stage permitting, development and auditing through finished roads and features.  Extensive travel with driving to remote sites along with office work in field conditions is also included.

We maintain a drug-free workplace.  Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; however, we currently are not providing visa sponsorship or hiring individuals who will need visa sponsorship in the future.

Anticipated hourly salary range:  $33.00- $38.00

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location.

RES Americas is proud to be an EEO employer.

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