Mobile Crane Operations

Crane Operators are in high demand and the unique skills a qualified Crane Operator brings to a job are essential. Get ready to experience the highest standard of quality training and assessment with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum.  Classes give trainees the knowledge and hands-on experiences to be successful and learn safe practices to help reduce workplace injuries while meeting State and Federal safety requirements. Trainees receive individualized training and graduates are offered job placement assistance.

The Complete Mobile Crane Operations course is perfect for everyone regardless of experience level.  A combination of classroom discussion, hands-on activities, crane simulation exercises, and plenty of field seat time on a Telescopic Boom Crane make this course the Academy’s most popular course. 

Trainees receive Core:  Introductory Craft Skills, Signal Person, Basic Rigger, and Mobile Crane I, II, and III instruction. Graduates have essential knowledge and skills to prepare for the NCCER knowledge and performance verification test(s) for Mobile Crane Operator, Basic Rigger, and/or Signal Person. 

Fast Track courses are available for experienced craftsmen and live-streaming is available during lectures and discussions.  All testing and hands-on sessions are completed at the Canton, OH training facility.

Course topics include:

  • Power sources, such as diesel, gasoline and LPG-fueled engines and major subsystems of mobile cranes
  • ITI Virtual Realty Crane Operation and Rigging Simulator Seat-Time
  • Major components and operations of internal combustion engines, typical mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, and pneumatic systems
  • Wire rope construction, inspections, maintenance, and handling
  • Crane safety including maintenance, OSHA comprehensive inspection requirements, and safe crane transportation and onsite crane movement
  • Operator systems and devices for safe control of cranes
  • Principles of load dynamics with concepts of mobile crane leverage and stability
  • Load charts for safe lifting operations
  • Gravity and leverage in crane capacity
  • Calculating a crane’s capacity
  • Advanced operational techniques, such as blind lifts, demolition, vacuum lifting, and electromagnetic lifts
  • Lift planning including development and implementation for safe lifting and safe hoisting of personnel
  • Safe assembly and disassembly of lattice and telescopic-booms and jib installation
  • Crane operation to lift, move, and land a load in response to appropriate signals
  • Analyze a lift site, perform pre and post operation crane inspections, and determine and report book angle during operations
  • Identification and use of various rigging hardware, slings, sling hitches, hoisting, and jacking equipment
  • Crane operation safety and OSHA and ASME standards
  • Mobile-Crane operation considerations related to power lines, weather conditions, and responding to various incidents
  • Fundamental understanding of crane types and crane movement
  • Basic principles of lifting and leverage
  • Crane operation verbal and nonverbal communication process and communication barriers and OSHA compliance
  • Basic jobsite safety and material handling
  • Basic safety and maintenance on construction tools and hardware
  • Basic construction drawing interpretation and use of drawing dimensions
  • Basic rigging operations and safe work habits
  • Effective communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

Bilfinger Skilled Trades Academy

Bilfinger Skilled Trades Academy

4525 Vliet St. SW
Canton, OH 44710
330-818-9734

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