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Crane Operator

Valley, NE Full-Time

A Brief Summary of This Position

This is an individual contributor position responsible for operating the galvanizing departments 15-ton overhead bridge crane. The Bridge Crane Operator is responsible for inspecting hooks and chains and using gauges to check the thickness of the crane

set-up. Incumbent is responsible for securing loads with hooks and chains and moving the suspended loads throughout the plant by operating the

radio-controlled overhead bridge cranes. The Bridge Crane Operator is responsible for monitoring steel products in the process tanks and zinc baths to achieve desired, high quality end results. Incumbent will also be responsible for operating and maneuvering the drossing equipment. In addition, the Bridge Crane Operator will assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping and work safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Essential Functions:

  • Inspect hooks and chains and use gauges to check the thickness of the crane set-up
  • Secure loads with hooks and chains
  • Operate the radio-controlled overhead bridge crane and move suspended and non-suspended loads throughout the plant
  • Monitor steel products in the process tanks and zinc baths
  • Move pieces of steel up to 50 pounds by hand from different locations in the plant and yard; most frequent lift is 35 pounds
  • Operate and maneuver the drossing equipment in a proper and safe manner
  • Spend up to 75% of shift walking/standing
  • High awareness for safety while wearing all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Work in a non-temperature-controlled environment that includes exposure to outdoor weather conditions

Important Details about the Role

  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • The ability to work one (1) to two (2) shifts of overtime per week
  • The ability to work in extreme temperatures with exposure to smoke and irritating particulates
  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
  • This position reports to the Coatings Shift Supervisor

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Three (3) or more years of relevant experience
  • Ability to recognize hazardous substances and to know basic employee responsibilities for chemical safety
  • Perform duties of a Material Handler and Crew Leader functions, as needed
  • Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping
  • Must be able to read and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to write and perform addition and subtraction of whole numbers

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Six (6) months of galvanizing experience
  • One (1) year of previous experience with overhead crane operations
  • Read and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Perform basic math functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
  • Lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds
  • The ability to pass an eye exam


Offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal and family's overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Retirement plans
  • Dependent care
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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