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Tower Crane Operator


£16 – £20 per hour plus overtime

40+ hours per week (may vary depending on deadlines)


A Tower Crane Operator works with the Tower Crane used on major construction projects and will undertake all duties associated with operating and maintaining the machinery.


A Tower Crane Operator can work for clients from construction and house building sites, roadworks, demolition sites, quarries and railways.


Responsibilities can vary between different projects.  It may include but is not limited to:

* General site clearance

* Operating Tower Crane to lift and move building materials from ground storage areas and lorries to high rise constructions.

* Carry out daily health and safety checks

* Ensuring the Tower Crane is fully maintained and operational before and after shifts

About the Candidate

*  Have previous experience working within a similar environment and be proficient in operating and manoeuvring a Tower Crane

*  Solid understanding of construction and health and safety regulations

*  Excellent awareness of surroundings

*  Basic knowledge of mechanics

*  A good communicator with the ability to follow instructions

*  Ability to work to deadlines and to a high standard

*  Good teamwork skills

*  Would be able to work independently at considerable heights

* Most employers will require a minimum of two recent references to support the quality of your work

* You may be required to provide your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Skills & Qualifications


* Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card is absolutely essential to enter a site.

* Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS). 

* Associated tickets for operating a Tower Crane


* It would be desirable but not essential to have a GCSE in Maths, English or be able to demonstrate that you are competent in Maths or English.


* Opportunity to work on a prestigious projects

* You may receive the opportunity to earn more with overtime

* Company expenses paid

* Opportunity to progress on other projects

* Excellent freelance rates

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