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Crane Operators

Other titles : apprentice operator, mobile crane, boom truck crane operator, bridge crane operator, cantilever crane operator, cinder crane operator, climbing crane operator, climbing tower crane operator, construction crane operator, crane and hoisting equipment operator, crane hoist operator, crane operator, crane operator apprentice, crane operator, drilling rig, crawler crane operator, demolition crane operator, dragline crane operator, dragline operator - crane, drilling rig crane operator, electric crane operator, electric dragline operator, electric gantry crane operator, electric monorail crane operator, floating crane operator, gantry crane operator, hoist operator, hoist operator - foundry, hoist operator, boom truck, hoist operator, crane, hot metal crane operator, jib crane operator, ladle crane operator, locomotive crane operator, mechanical hoist operator, mobile crane operator, monorail crane operator, operator, boom truck hoist, overhead crane operator, pile driving crane operator, power crane operator, rail crane operator, railway car puller - crane, rigger (except shipbuilding and aircraft assembly), ship crane operator, skip operator, tower crane operator, tractor crane operator, truck crane operator, walking bridge crane operator, wrecking crane operator


Description :

Crane operators operate cranes or draglines to lift, move, position or place machinery, equipment and other large objects at construction or industrial sites, ports, railway yards, surface mines and other similar locations. They are employed by construction, industrial, mining, cargo handling and railway companies.

Main duties :

  • operate mobile and tower cranes to lift, move, position or place equipment and materials;
  • perform pre-operational inspection, and calculate crane capacities and weight to prepare for rigging and hoisting;
  • operate pile driving cranes to drive pilings into earth to provide support for buildings and other structures;
  • perform routine maintenance work such as cleaning and lubricating cranes.
  • Laurentides
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Montréal
  • Laval
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale


Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)


Conduite de grues

(Training program available in French only)

Program Length : Slightly less than a year

Program objectives

Acquérir les connaissances, les habiletés et les attitudes nécessaires pour exercer avec compétence les tâches relatives aux manœuvres d’un camion-flèche, d’une grue automotrice, d’une grue télescopique sur camion, de grues conventionnelles sur camion et sur chenilles, installer et assembler une grue, charger, décharger et déplacer des matériaux, monter des structures, manœuvrer un godet à béton et une nacelle et lever des charges avec deux grues.  

Educational organizations offering the program