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Crane and Tower Operators

Typical job duties performed with this occupation include:

TASK DUTIES
Determine load weights and check them against lifting capacities to prevent overload.
Weigh bundles, using floor scales, and record weights for company records.
Move levers, depress foot pedals, or turn dials to operate cranes, cherry pickers, electromagnets, or other moving equipment for lifting, moving, or placing loads.
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.
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*Note: Not all occupations will have a full list of Task Duties or associated programs

Training for this occupational program or those in a similar family of programs can be located at the following postsecondary institutions in the State of Kansas. Please check with a program advisor at the postsecondary institution for more information on the particular focus of each program listed. Programs nearest the local area appear first. Click on the program to find more information.

INSTITUTION NAME CITY INSTITUTION TYPE PROGRAM TITLE AWARDS HOURS
Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka Public COMMERCIAL AND HEAVY CONSTRUCTION One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 43
North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit Public HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATION One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 42