Orion Marine Group has an immediate opening for Crane Operators, in Tampa, FL. This position is accountable for supporting field operations at marine project locations for Orion Marine Construction, Inc. Incumbents are responsible for the operation of cranes and other hoisting equipment in the construction or repair of marine terminals and dock facilities. Typically, they will work closely with the Project Superintendent, Foreman, Pile Drivers, Welders, Boat Captain, Laborers, Helpers and other skilled or semi-skilled craft workers.

Specific Responsibilities:
Works as assigned by the Foreman to ensure the successful completion of on-going or new marine construction projects.

Assists in unloading and assembling of crane or other hoisting equipment to be used in marine construction activities.

Utilizes basic skills as a hook operator in swinging rig, raising and lowering crane boom, raising and lowering load lines on the crane.

Operates a hydraulic rubber tire or track crane equipped with a multiple part pick-up or single line hoist suspended from a boom by a cable.

Maneuvers and positions loads over designated areas in a smooth, safe manner.

Moves hand levers and depresses pedals to rotate chassis over lift load points.

Utilizes load charts to determine load and radius capabilities of the crane.

Assists in the installation of boom and hoisting cables on the hoisting equipment.

Performs maintenance duties such as cleaning, greasing, oiling, and fueling of assigned equipment.

Performs daily safety inspection of crane and recognizes possible problem areas such as worn cables, worn bands on hoisting mechanisms, broken gears, housing, etc.

Ensures that crane boom is properly secured upon the work barge prior to moving from one work location to another and otherwise demonstrates safe work practices in all aspects of crane operation.

Works closely with Foreman, Pile Drivers, Welders, Helpers, Laborers and other skilled craft persons to complete current projects in a safe, efficient and timely manner.

Participates in Safety and Environmental initiatives that will contribute to compliance of State/Federal regulations and improve existing Company programs.

All employees, current and former, must maintain confidentiality by not disclosing to others any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information belonging to the Company.

Responsible and accountable for incumbent’s own personal safety.

Responsible and accountable for the safety of all co-workers and any others incumbent comes in contact with.

Authorized and obligated to stop work on any task or series of tasks whenever an unsafe condition or situation is anticipated or is observed.

Complies with all applicable laws, regulations and Company policies and procedures, and is subject to appropriate disciplinary action (including dismissal) for failure to do so.

Reports any and all violations of applicable laws, regulations or Company policies and procedures promptly, and is subject to appropriate disciplinary action (including dismissal) for failure to do so.

Position Requirements:
A minimum of two (2) years crane operations experience on land and on barges or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary crane operations skills, knowledge and abilities is required. The incumbent must:

Be certified by an ANSI accredited agency.

Candidate must have or be able to obtain a DOT medical exam within one month of employment.

Be able to read, understand and use crane load charts to determine load and radius capabilities of cranes.

Have general knowledge of construction rigging – use of slings, cable chokers, spreader bars, multi-part load blocks, etc.

The Company expects and requires incumbent and each of its other employees to observe and fulfill the above and all other safety responsibilities and actively work toward maintaining a safe workplace.


The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable workplace accommodation.

The individual must also be able to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to work or visit within areas where it is required. This includes hard hat, safety glasses, respirators, ear plugs, steel toed shoes, personal flotation devices, or other protective equipment as required by the work performed and location the work is being done.

The incumbent must possess the ability to remain calm during emergencies and respond appropriately as dictated by the circumstance of the incident and as directed by the Safety Representative or other management personnel. Must be capable of evacuating the work area in a timely manner should an emergency situation arise.

In addition, candidates must also be capable of:
Walking, stepping, climbing or otherwise moving from one location on the job site to another, and normally involves physically getting onto and off of work barges, boats, vessels, or dock facilities of varying heights and access parameters

Wearing welding face shields, personal floatation devices, self-contained breathing apparatus

Standing, stooping kneeling, squatting, climbing or sitting for long periods of time

Repetitive movements by feet, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and back in performance of work

Climbing vertical ladders to heights of 40’-50’

Working in confined spaces

Working at elevated heights

Lifting 50 lb. objects as required

Carrying 50 lb. objects as required

Adapting to extreme temperature changes

Adapting to outdoor conditions and prolonged exposure

Compensation & Benefits:
An excellent compensation and benefits package is offered. Benefit plans include:

Medical, including Prescription Drugs



Life and AD&D Insurance

Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance

Employee Assistance Plan

401(k) Retirement Plan

Paid Time Off for Vacation, Sick, Holidays, Jury Duty and Bereavement Leave

Pre-Tax Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Career Growth & Development

Candidate Response:
Qualified applicants should apply through the company career page: www.orionmarinegroup.com/careers

Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), age, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other category protected by law.