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Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator

Trade Description:

A Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator operates and maintains specific types of cranes or draglines that lift, move, position, or place machinery, equipment and other large objects. This does not apply to equipment used exclusively for fire fighting or towing motor vehicles. Operators use mobile cranes, boom trucks and tower cranes to lift, move, position, unload and reload materials and equipment at construction sites, on offshore oil rigs, in rail yards, docks and plants.

Construction companies, railways and industrial cargo-handling companies are major employers in the crane and hoisting trade.
 
Trade Regulation

Mobile Crane Operator Sample Exams
Tower Crane Operator Sample Exams

PDF Document Prepping for the Exam - Booklist
 

Occupational Analyses:

Mobile Crane Operator National Occupational Analysis
Boom Truck Hoist Operator Provincial Occupational Analysis
Tower Crane Operator National Occupational Analysis
 

Certifications:

Mobile Crane Operator Interprovincial - Red Seal
Boom Truck Hoist Operator Provincial
Tower Crane Operator Interprovincial - Red Seal
 

Apprenticeship - Annual Requirements:

2017 Technical Training Effective SY 2017-2018 (For Incoming Level 1 Apprentices)
Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
Mobile Crane Operator 3 1,800 7-5-4 RRC
Boom Truck Hoist Operator 2 1,250 7-5 RRC
Tower Crane Operator 2 1,500 7-5 RRC
 
2006 Technical Training Effective until SY 2019-2020 (For Active Apprentices Only)
Levels Total Hours/Year
(On-the-Job & Technical Training)
Total Weeks/Year
(Technical Training)
Delivered By
Mobile Crane Operator 3 1,700 7-7-0 RRC
Boom Truck Hoist Operator 2 1,250 7-5 RRC
Tower Crane Operator 2 1,500 7-7 RRC
 

Training Standards:

Mobile Crane Operator
2017 Technical Training 2006 Technical Training
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level One
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Level Two
PDF Document Level Three ----
PDF Document Level Chart PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Profile Chart PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison
 
Boom Truck Hoist Operator
2017 Technical Training 2006 Technical Training
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level One
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Level Two
PDF Document Level Chart PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Profile Chart PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document POA Subtask to Unit Comparison PDF Document POA Subtask to Unit Comparison
 
Tower Crane Operator
2017 Technical Training 2006 Technical Training
PDF Document Level One PDF Document Level One
PDF Document Level Two PDF Document Level Two
PDF Document Level Chart PDF Document Level Chart
PDF Document Profile Chart PDF Document Profile Chart
PDF Document NOA Subtask to Unit Comparison PDF Document POA Subtask to Unit Comparison
 

Challenging the Exam - Trades Qualification:

  Years of Experience Hours Required Additional Practical Exam Required Form(s)
Mobile Crane Operator 4.5 7,650 No PDF Document Work Experience Form
Boom Truck Hoist Operator 3 3,750 No PDF Document Work Experience Form
Tower Crane Operator 3 4,500 No PDF Document Work Experience Form