Crane Operator

Kaiwhakamahi Wakaranga

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Crane operators use cranes to lift and move objects, such as building materials on construction sites, shipping containers on wharves or heavy parts for the manufacturing industry. There are many diffferent types and sizes of cranes.


Crane operators usually earn

$18-$35 per hour

Job opportunities

Opportunities for crane operators are average for inexperienced crane operators and good for those with experience.
The view looking down through the glass floor-panel of a crane from behind the crane operator's head

A container crain operator operating a crane to lift a shipping container

Last updated 8 August 2016