Cretex Overhead Crane Operator – West Des Moines, IA in West Des Moines, Iowa

Forterra is a leading manufacturer of pipe and products in the U.S. and Eastern Canada for a variety of water-related infrastructure applications, including water transmission, distribution and drainage. The company generated pro forma net sales of $1.5 billion in 2017. Based in Irving, Texas, Forterra employs more than 5,000 people and operates more than 88 facilities, with products available throughout the U.S. and Eastern Canada.

Forterra is currently recruiting for two full-time Overhead Crane Operator at our West Des Moines, IA plant. Will train if no direct working experience. Starting wage is $14.50 per with the ability to receive an increase after 60 days based on satisfactory performance. $250.00 incentive payment after a three month review, and another $250.00 after a six month review.

Experience with heavy machinery would be recommended, but not required. Internal training will be provided. Individual must be capable of climbing ladder (10ft to 15ft) high. Also is responsible for operating, and inspecting their equipment. Incumbent must be alert with good vision to watch for crew members in the work area while operating the crane. This position works indoors.

Responsibilities may also include:

  • Determine load weights and check them against lifting capacities to prevent overload.
  • Operate control pendant.
  • Inspect cables or grappling devices for wear and install or replace cables, as needed.
  • Clean, lubricate, and maintain mechanisms such as cables, pulleys, or grappling devices, making repairs as necessary.
  • Inspect and adjust crane mechanisms or lifting accessories to prevent malfunctions or damage.
  • Direct helpers engaged in placing blocking or outrigging under cranes.
  • Weigh bundles, using floor scales, and record weights for company records.

Please submit a resume to or stop by the plant to complete an application at Forterra 525 South 11th Street - West Des Moines, IA 50265.

Our employees are critical to our overall success. We are dedicated to investing in the future of our employees to maintain long-term relationships for lasting commitments. We offer an excellent compensation package that includes: competitive pay, vacation, ten paid holidays, 401k plan with 4% contribution, medical, health reimbursement account (HRA) and health saving account (HSA), flex plan, dental, vision, short and long-term disability and life insurance.

Forterra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity. M/F/D/V - Forterra is a Drug Free Workplace.

Job Start/End Date: 11-Jul-2018 to 09-Sep-2018 (EST)

Department: Forterra Pipe & Precast - West Des Moines, IA

Location: West Des Moines, IA, USA

Employment Type: Full Time