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Crane Operator

Central Arizona Project

This is a Full-time position in Phoenix, AZ posted July 29, 2021.

Overview & Purpose IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE – To protect the health and safety of our employees and job applicants, CAP has temporarily modified the candidate evaluation process to include virtual interviews and social distancing measures.

Thank you for your understanding.

About the Pay Note: The target starting pay range of $28.85
– $30.33 does not reflect the full range which currently goes up to $36.99 per hour.

The compensation typically increases quickly within the first two years of successful performance and proven mastery of skills.

About Central Arizona Project Central Arizona Project, a 336-mile system that brings Colorado River water to central and southern Arizona, delivers the state’s single largest renewable water supply and serves 80% of the state’s population.

We employ nearly 500 people who enjoy a team oriented and safety focused work culture.

The close community of a small company is driven to help fulfill our extremely valuable mission.

We offer highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits including membership in the Arizona State Retirement System, 401(k), medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, 4-10 work schedule, and significant investment in employee training and development.

Employees are eligible for benefits on their first day of employment.

CAP is truly a great place to work!

About the Responsibilities The Crane Operator functions as a resource to the entire organization and provides top quality, efficient, and safe service to the customers of Centralized Maintenance.

The Crane Operator operates all hoisting equipment including conventional lattice type cranes, mobile hydraulic (telescopic, rough terrain) cranes, crawler cranes, boom trucks and Pumping Plant overhead cranes (cab and pendant) in support of the operation and maintenance of the Central Arizona Project (CAP).

Provides support to other work groups, including but not limited to structure construction/maintenance, hoisting operations (pump/transformer repair and overhaul), and sediment removal (clamshell operation), and transportation (heavy equipment, stop logs, bulkhead gates, etc…).

Some of the duties include: * Operates all CAP hoisting equipment in support of operation and maintenance of CAP structures, facilities and rights-of-ways.

Safely performs specialized activities such as out-of-ordinary rigging and setting up cranes under potentially hazardous conditions such as uneven or soft terrain, around overhead power lines and around structures.

* Services and maintains adjustments on hoisting equipment to ensure proper positioning and working order of equipment.

Assists other Departments with the installation and or removal of equipment and materials to complete a project, as approved by direct supervisor or higher-level management.

Transports heavy equipment such as man lifts, forklifts, piping, track hoe, pumps, etc., utilizing a truck and trailer.

* Effectively utilizes Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and other computer programs/software applications for maintenance tasks and to document equipment condition, recording maintenance logs, lift plans, and repairs on hoisting equipment.

· * Performs a wide variety of manual labor and tasks associated with the operation, maintenance and general housekeeping of CAP Pump Plants, Check Structures, Turnouts and various Aqueduct facilities during times excluding Equipment Operation.

Assists journeyman-level tradesman and performs related duties as assigned.

* Travels to various locations along CAP for multiple days in a row, staying overnight for up to 3 nights.

Travel can be as much as 70% of the position.

Why is THIS Job Awesome?

CAP has excellent benefits plus membership to the Arizona State Retirement System.

One of the best things about traveling crews is working in different parts of Arizona and getting to know the plant personnel.

It’s also a great way to find a nice spot for a weekend getaway.

Find real purpose in your career by joining CAP’s dedicated team to reliably manage and deliver Colorado River water to Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima counties.

About the Qualifications The successful candidate will have a High school diploma or GED equivalent, have completed a federally registered operating Engineer and Crane Apprenticeship, plus 3 years of experience with hoisting equipment (conventional lattice type cranes, mobile hydraulic telescopic, rough terrain cranes, crawler cranes, boom trucks, and overhead cranes).

Or, have a High school diploma or GED equivalent plus 7 years of experience.

Two (2) years of experience in heavy haul equipment transporting (mechanical type gooseneck trailers, over dimensional equipment, and a working knowledge of curfew requirements.

Must have experience in crane preventative maintenance and inspection procedures; knowledge of servicing and maintaining hoisting equipment (clutch adjustments, fueling, servicing, etc.); demonstrated proficiency in reading and interpreting manuals, specifications and drawings; use shop mathematics to make calculations and the ability to read lift plans and load charts.

Must hold a commercial drivers’ license, class A, and maintain a good driving record.

Must possess and be able to maintain a National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) certification.

This is a safety-sensitive position and requires physical testing.

Click HERE to see the full position description.

If you are experienced and highly skilled in the responsibilities of this job (mentioned above), have a team-focused positive approach to work, and are looking for a rewarding career with a stable organization in the North Phoenix area, then we encourage you to apply online today!