Profession container crane operator

Container crane operators operate electrically powered cranes equipped with cantilevers on which hoisting gear is supported to load or unload container cargo. They move towers in position alongside vessel and lower cantilevers over the deck or hold of a vessel. They lift and move container along the cantilever and position the container on the dock, on the vessel deck or in the hold.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Loading charts for transportation of goods

    Understand the information displayed in loading charts showing the weight of shipments loaded in trailers. Read loading charts for the transport of larger items, dangerous materials or shipments that need special care.

Skills

  • Stay alert

    Stay focused and alert at all times; react quickly in the case of unexpected events. Concentrate and do not get distracted performing a task over a long period of time.

  • Load cargo onto ships

    Load and unload cargo onto ships. Oversee cargo loading and discharging operations.

  • Assist in the movement of heavy loads

    Provide assistance in the relocation of heavy loads; set up and operate a rigging system of ropes and cables in order to move heavy cargo.

  • Inspect crane equipment

    Inspect the suitability of cables, pulleys, and grappling devices that form parts of cranes. Ensure the ongoing maintenance of this equipment.

  • Set up crane

    Set up cranes taking all safety measures into account.

  • Organise weight of loads according to lifting equipment capacity

    Organise the weight of loads to prevent overloading and imbalances in lifting equipment.

  • Operate cranes

    Operate cranes to move, position, lift or place machinery, equipment or other large objects at various locations.

  • Check quality of products on the production line

    Check products for quality on the production line and remove defective items before and after packaging.

  • Use rigging tools

    Employ rigging tools such as cables, ropes, pulleys and winches to safely secure high structures.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

    Check machinery and equipment to ensure reliable performance during use and operations in worksites.

  • Maintain crane equipment

    Ensure appropriate maintenance of crane equipment; identify and report damage and malfunctions. Replace worn or damaged components if necessary.

  • Operate railway lever frames

    Operate mechanical lever frames housed in signal boxes. Understand different applications of levers such as interlocking or signal receiving; read and comprehend the track diagram and signalling layout mounted above the lever frame. Operate hand-powered interlockings, power frames, mechanical, pneumatic or electric levers.

  • Perform high risk work

    Perform high risk tasks and work that requires close adherence to specific rules and procedures to ensure safe operations.

Optional knowledge and skills

work in a logistics team use different communication channels follow verbal instructions perform services in a flexible manner act reliably have spatial awareness have computer literacy show confidence