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Crane Operator

  • Job Function: Services
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 3/1/2018 10:50:47 PM
  • Job #: 3075104
  • Location(s): United States; Texas; Pleasanton

About Us:

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Crane Operator ensure the safe and compliant operation of BHGE Oil & Gas cranes, NCCCO satisfaction and to the customer’s specific requirements. Use cranes and other equipment to safely move loads of various types and weights from one point to another without damage to the object moved, property or personnel.

Essential Responsibilities:
In the role of Crane Operator, you will:

  • Be responsible for operation of crane used in heavy lifting and transport of GE Oil & Gas equipment required to perform pumping unit maintenance and setting of new units
  • Be responsible for personal safety and safety of co-workers
  • Shows commitment to GE Oil & Gas safety culture through personal behavior and willingness to influence others
  • Be responsible for slings, cables, straps, and the crane prior to lifting operations
  • Perform preventative maintenance as required to ensure safe and continual service of crane
  • Supervise or perform oiling and basic mechanical maintenance of the crane
  • Be responsible for own and rigger’s compliance with company policy, safety guidelines and procedures that pertain to the crane operator’s job
  • Remain in continual voice (no radio / transmit as not safe in proximity of oil well explosives), hand, and or communication with rigger while operating the crane
  • Be responsible for creating an environment fostering open communications concerning safety issues
  • Lead or participates in safety meetings and other rigger safety programs
  • Assure that all lifts are within load limits of equipment and correctly rigged
  • Assure that lifting gear is inspected prior to use
  • Follow correct lock-out and tag procedures while working with perforating guns and other explosive materials used in the oil & gas industry
  • Operate crane equipment to hoist materials and equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Performs tasks assigned by rigger during lifting procedures
  • Ability to safely deploy to remote geographic assignment locations – onshore and offshore locations with limited access to medical care, which may require 4 hours (or more) travel time to reach secondary level medical care

  • High School Diploma / GED from an accredited school or institution (OR Minimum of 5 years of oilfield experience, in lieu of education)
  • Minimum 6 months of oilfield experience

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Ability to work on the ground as field service technician as needed
  • Class B CDL
  • NCCCO certified
  • Work outside in various conditions and weather
  • Available on 24-hour call as per business or customer requirements
  • Work overtime, weekends and holidays, as required
  • Work in a constant pushing, pulling, lifting, stretching, bending and other physical activities
  • Be in the shop environment a minimum of 8 hours per day, primarily standing and sitting, as required
  • Lift objects weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Be subjected to extreme heat for extended periods of time
  • Undergo Periodic fitness for duty tests, examinations, and/or certifications will be required for onshore/offshore remote location assignments

    Desired Characteristics:
  • Certified Crane Inspector
  • Minimum 1-year oilfield experience

    Locations: United States; Texas; Pleasanton
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