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Manatt's Inc Crane Operator for Bridge Construction in Van Meter, Iowa

Company InfoThe success Manatts, Inc., enjoys today in the construction industry started more than 70 years ago. Back then, it was one man, one truck, and now our team of employees numbers more than 700 strong. We have dozens of ready-mix and asphalt production facilities around the state of Iowa. Our massive fleet of dump and ready-mix trucks serves thousands of job sites every year. In addition, our concrete and asphalt paving divisions, along with our various other crews, complete hundreds of projects every season.

Cunningham-Reis Company, the bridge building division within Manatt's Inc. is a division that primarily does bridge construction and repair for the State of Iowa, Counties in Iowa and also a few private structures. JOB DESCRIPTION

Crane operator must have prior bridge construction, girder setting experience. This position will operate crane when needed, however, operator will spend time helping with the general construction of the bridge. Key Duties

  • Ability to operate various mobile cranes safely

  • Thorough understanding of crane operation characteristics, controls, emergency skills, response to fire, power line contact, tipping, malfunction characteristics

  • Demonstrate basic abilities in reading, writing, arithmetic skills and load chart usage

  • Load chart test on various crane configurations

  • Proficiency in handling, pre-start inspections, post-start inspections, maneuvering skills, shut down and securing procedures

  • Understanding of OSHA, federal, state and local requirements; (E.g. crane set up, securing the load, controlling the load and hand signals, etc.)

  • Set up and operate the computer in correct configuration and work within limitations

  • Effectively coordinate daily activities with supervisors

    Qualification Requirements

    Education and Experience. This position typically is not an entry-level job, as it requires demonstrable previous experience as a Certified Crane Operator.

    • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred.
  • Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site supervisors and fellow employees.

  • A minimum of five (5) years or more of industry related experience is required for this position, with an emphasis on roads, highways, bridges and pile driving.

  • Experience with the use of many types of pile hammers such as diesel, air and hydraulic.

  • Must have NCCCO Certification

    Physical Demands. The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by a Crane Operator to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    • Must be able to climb on and off heavy mobile equipment safely.
  • Ability to sit for an extended period of time to perform key duties.

  • Work is performed at around six (6) to eight (8) feet in the crane. We often do not use a tower crane.

  • Frequently walking on an uneven surface safely.

  • Constant physical effort, including standing, is required during a regular work shift of at least eight hours per day.

  • Employee must be able to stand for extended periods of time, and to stoop, bend, and crouch as required to perform Key Duties.

  • Work is often performed at heights up to 60 feet, requiring the employee to climb ladders, scaffolds and stair towers, often with narrow steps and passageways.

  • Ability to lift and carry, on a frequent basis, at least 50-90 pounds personally, and up to 150 pounds with assistance.

  • Maintain constant alertness to the multiple concurrent activities of the construction site, including the activities of other employees and contractors, the operation of stationary equipment, and the movement of mobile equipment.

  • Frequently walk on uneven surfaces, including natural ground in varying weather conditions.

  • Sufficient skill and visual acuity, under varying degrees of light, darkness, and weather conditions, to provide direction and flagging for operators of cranes with rated capacities of up to 300 tons.

  • Capable of safely and productively operating a man-lift.

  • Ability to maintain balance while working on water craft or other surfaces.

  • The Operator must be able to climb on and off heavy mobile equipment safely.

    Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that a Crane Operator encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    • Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Work environment periodically exposes the employees to high levels of noise, grease, and dust that is typically associated with a construction project.

  • Employee regularly works near heavy equipment and moving machinery.

  • Work may involve a variety of substances commonly found on construction sites such as form oil, grease, curing compounds, gasoline, diesel fuel and ready mix concrete.


  • Per Diem

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life and AD&D Insurance

  • 401K Retirement Plan

  • Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • Flex Plan

  • Paid Holidays

  • Wellness Program