Jacobs Crane and Equipment Operator – Base Crane Department - Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

Essential Job Functions:

  • Operate various crane equipment consisting of boom trucks, rough terrain cranes, truck cranes, crawler cranes, derricks and side booms; types of cranes include, but are not limited to, Manitowoc, Link Belt, Grove, etc.

  • Ensure all lifting equipment is inspected and in compliance with OSHA & BP Policy

  • Develop and coordinate lifts with area authority and foreman

  • Operate various earthmoving equipment consisting of heavy-duty trucks, compaction equipment, backhoe, excavators, graders, dozers, front end loaders and scrapers

  • Pre-check and inspect all equipment before operation, which includes checking the oil, fuel, general and visual inspection of the entire chassis (depending on the type of each equipment being operated) windshield, all mirrors, blade, tracks, wheel rims, thumping each tire and lug nuts, oil levels within wheel wells, and checking (while in operation) all moving parts such as handles, levers, and steering wheels

  • Check equipment operation log to see when vehicle was last maintained, such as oil change and lube jobs and make pre-operation notations in it pertaining to operating the designated piece of equipment that day

  • Notify foremen of recognized faulty equipment and red-tag it so that it will be unsafe to operate, until it is repaired and declared safe to operate by the mechanic and inspected by the foremen

  • Attend training sessions and toolbox equipment/safety meetings required by organization

  • Ensure that crane has daily, monthly and annual certifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of computerized components in various kinds of machinery

  • Knowledge of the functional operation, purpose, capabilities and limitations of any piece of equipment qualified to operate

  • Knowledge of safe equipment operations and maintenance of equipment

  • Skills in operating at least one of the following: boom trucks, rough terrain cranes, pedestal cranes, truck cranes, crawler cranes, tower cranes, derricks and side booms

  • Skill in operating at least one of the following: heavy-duty trucks, compaction equipment, backhoe, excavators, graders, dozers, front end loaders and scrapers.

  • Ability to read and understand job descriptions, safety/technical manuals, procedures, permits, JSA’s (Job Safety Analysis), PTSP cards (Pre- Task Safety Plan), safety/warning signs and demonstrate competency, either oral or written, as required. Must display sufficient oral communication skills to be able to give and receive emergency instructions, oral safety warnings, instructions, and task assignments

  • Ability to read and understand the results and what each gauge signifies on each piece of equipment being operated

  • Ability to read, interpret or use capacity charts, rigging diagrams, common hand signals, grade stakes or other applicable drawings

  • Ability to demonstrate the safe accessories within the range of each piece of equipment operated

  • Ability to follow all company, client, safety and regulatory requirements, including, but not limited to, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines as they relate to this position and the work duties being performed

Physical Demand/Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Must have ability to stand, walk on level, uneven and slippery surfaces, sit, squat, kneel, reach through low and high ranges and exhibit normal balance and coordination. These basic physical requirements are essential for safe performance of the job in harsh environments with exposure to very cold temperatures and while wearing arctic gear.

  • Lift 40 lbs from floor to chest x 2 with a 12 second interval

  • Lift 40 lbs from floor to shoulders x 2 with a 12 second interval

  • Carry Test: Carry 40 lbs with two hands for 50 feet x 2; self-paced, but continuous; allow a 60 second rest break between carry tests

  • Shovel 5 minutes self-paced and continuous (See shoveling test instructions at end of this document.)

  • Stairs: Walk up and down 12 steps x 10 for a total of 120 steps; self-paced; allow a 60 second rest break after walking up and down 60 steps

  • Slanted Ladder: Climb up and down 5 rungs x 3 for a total of 15 rungs; self-paced, but continuous

  • Repetitive Stoop Test: Perform from standing position, bend forward at waist as far as possible without bending the knees with hands reaching toward the floor x 5, self-paced, but continuous

  • Repetitive Kneel Test: Perform from standing, kneel on one knee, alternate from left to right knee, x 5 each knee.

  • Repetitive Squat Test: Perform a functional squat and stand x 5

  • Twist and Flex Test: Perform from standing alternate toe touches x 5 to each side to assess ability to twist and flex the trunk repetitively

Shovel Test:

  • The shoveling simulation is to be conducted for a test period of 5 five minutes, self-paced but continuous i.e., no rest breaks using a standard snow shovel with a 3 lb weight attached to the shovel blade, e.g. sand bag weight securely taped to the shovel blade.

  • The test recipient will be instructed to simulate lifting digging snow/gravel from floor level directly in front of the body the front center position and to lift the end of the weighted shovel to waist level when elbows are flexed 90 degrees.

  • This is immediately followed by turning the entire body and shovel to the right or left to a full 90 degrees from the starting front center position to simulate moving the load to the side.

  • Once the test recipient has completed the rotation of the shovel blade at waist level to 90 degrees, the test recipient will reverse the rotation of the body and shovel back to the front center position i.e., the starting point of the shovel lift and lower the shovel back to the floor level directly in front of the body to simulate returning to shoveling again.

  • The next rotational lift is repeated again to the opposite side of the body. Therefore, the lift task is repeated by lifting and turning the shovel blade to the opposite side 90 degrees left and right on each repetition until the 5 minute period is completed.

  • NCCCO certification

  • Valid Class A CDL and the ability to be covered by Jacob's auto insurer

  • Two (2) year experience operating at least one of the following: boom trucks, rough terrain cranes, pedestal cranes, truck cranes, crawler cranes, tower cranes, derricks and side booms

  • Two (2) year experience operating at least one of the following: heavy-duty trucks, compaction equipment, backhoe, excavators, graders, dozers, front end loaders w/Fork attachment and stinger

Job: *Craft - Operations

Title: Crane and Equipment Operator – Base Crane Department - Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

Location: US ALASKA-Prudhoe Bay

Requisition ID: 180003SK