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Carver Company Crane Operator in North Charleston, South Carolina

Crane Operator

About the OrganizationFor over 30 years, Carver Companies fundamental belief has been to provide unparalleled service all while maintaining our values of honesty and integrity both on Land & Sea.

With locations up and down the east coast, including the Capital District of Upstate NY, Brayton Point in Mass, North Charleston Carver Maritime and Internal Diving Institute in North Charleston, Port Manatee in Florida, and our latest addition - Carver Canada in New Brunswick.

Our core competencies consist of General & Marine Construction, Sand and Gravel Mining, Property Maintenance, Port, Stevedoring, Terminal & Warehouse Management Maritime & Logistics, and Tug and Barge Marine Towing.

We strive to inspire our diverse, well-rounded work force and management team to always perform at the highest levels of safety and professionalism. We deliver service by maintaining a reputation where our unquestionable VALUES of honesty and integrity drive our actions on and off the job.

What we have to offer you:• Medical Insurance (great plan choices with reasonable premiums!)• Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays• 401k Retirement Savings Plan with up to an 8% MATCH!!• Group Life Insurance Plan• Short & Long Term Disability Plans• Employee Investment Opportunity with Carver Group Ventures• Career Development Opportunities• Casual Dress Code• Voluntary Dental, Vision, Life and AFLAC plans also available!



Operate ships gear crane and other specialized heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner with the objective of loading or unloading bulk cargo to or from a vessel. Incumbent must continually improve processes to effect safe, profitable and efficient use of corporate resources. Selects and attaches appropriate lifting gear to loads according to size and weight of equipment and material to be lifted. Uses accepted industry practices for safe use of shackles, wire rope and synthetic slings as well as rigging inspection and rejection criteria. Operate a variety of material-moving equipment daily according to schedule and instructions from project manager, choosing and setting up the right crane, lift or hoist to complete each task safely and efficiently. Maintaining visual and radio contact with ground operators according to best practices and site safety regulations and respond to questions and instructions clearly and quickly.

The ideal candidate will have experience operating ship cranes in a remote area, loading and offloading bulk materials to hoppers, hopper barges and trucks. Knowledge working with materials such as; steel and scrap metal, pig iron, DRI, salt, gypsum and other related bulk products. Experience in various types of rigging from equipment lifts, break bulk materials such as heavy project cargo, turbines etc. A strong maritime background is preferred.

Job Duties:

  • Familiarity of Crane and Hoist operations required

  • Responsible for the safe operation of the crane, as well as the safety of the gang on the ships and in the warehouse

  • Responsible for the safe transloading of cargoes and commodities

  • Report unsafe operations and behavior to the assigned production manager

  • Insures the maintenance of the crane, including performing pre-job inspections and periodic maintenance

  • Accomplishes work by operating equipment, observing varying conditions, adjusting equipment controls.

  • Maintains safe, secure and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with company policies and legal regulations.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in training opportunities.

  • Travel out of town to work on remote job sites as directed by management.

  • Long hours of work.

  • Accomplishes operations and organizations mission by completing related results as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Position Requirements


  • Minimum of 5-year experience operating cranes

  • Experience in a similar position in an industrial setting (preferred)

  • Thorough knowledge of rig operation and maintenance programs

  • Working Experience in the stevedoring/ warehousing industry (preferred)

  • Proficiency in equipment and terminal operation

  • Advocate of team concept

  • Flexible schedule; rotating shifts, days, nights, weekends and holidays as required

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Ability to qualify for TWIC card

  • Ability to pass pre-employment screening to include, drug screen, physical and background check

Other Duties:

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities. Duties may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment:

  • Incumbent will work in all weather conditions ranging from warm/hot-cool/cold as well as occasional rain. Will work at different elevations, noise levels will be moderate-high. Job site will contain light to heavy equipment vehicles, small to large equipment, materials, communication equipment, and tools. Rotational shift work required. Twelve or more hours per day spent in work environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical nature of the work will vary from day to day based on operational needs; however the job will require the incumbent to be able to perform: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, typing, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motion. Incumbent will also be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to: Hard Hat, eyewear, safety vests, gloves, masks/ respirators (when necessary) and steel-toe boots.

  • Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/ or in excess of 50 lbs. frequently, and/ or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

BenefitsWe offer a competitive compensation package: medical insurance, 401(k) w/ 8% match, paid vacation time, group life, holiday pay. Voluntary benefits: dental, vision, life insurances, AFLAC

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.