Onshore Crane Operator/Equipment Operator

Africa Personnel Services - windhoek, namibia

13 days ago


An Onshore Crane Operator/Equipment Operator in the oil and gas industry is responsible for safely and efficiently operating various types of cranes and heavy equipment at onshore locations. They play a critical role in ensuring the proper handling of heavy materials and equipment, adhering to safety regulations and industry standards for onshore operations.

Key Responsibilities:

Equipment Operation:

  • Operate a variety of heavy equipment, including cranes, bulldozers, forklifts, and loaders, to lift, move, and position materials and equipment as required.
  • Conduct pre-operational inspections to ensure equipment is in proper working condition and report any defects or issues.

Crane Operation:

  • Safely operate cranes of different types, such as mobile, crawler, or tower cranes, following established procedures and load charts.
  • Rig loads for lifting, ensure proper balance, and execute lifts with precision.

Safety Compliance:

  • Adhere to strict safety protocols, guidelines, and regulations in all operations to prevent accidents and ensure a safe work environment.
  • Conduct safety checks and risk assessments before starting equipment or crane operations.

Load Handling:

  • Handle and position heavy materials, machinery, and equipment in a precise and controlled manner.
  • Use appropriate rigging techniques and attachments to secure loads safely.


  • Maintain accurate records of equipment and crane operations, including load weights, equipment used, and safety checks.
  • Report any incidents, near-miss events, or equipment malfunctions promptly to supervisors.

Maintenance and Repairs:

  • Perform routine maintenance tasks on equipment and cranes to ensure they operate efficiently.
  • Coordinate with maintenance teams for any necessary repairs or servicing.


  • Maintain clear and effective communication with team members, signal persons, and supervisors during lifting and equipment operations.


  • High school diploma or equivalent; additional vocational training in heavy equipment operation and crane operation.
  • Valid certifications for crane operation and heavy equipment operation.
  • Prior experience in operating cranes and heavy equipment in the oil and gas industry.
  • Proficiency in understanding and following safety regulations and industry best practices.
  • Certification in defensive driving to ensure safe transportation of equipment and materials.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in logistics operations to effectively manage material handling and equipment movement.
  • Expertise in lifting and rigging techniques to safely control loads and equipment during operations.
  • Physical fitness and the ability to perform tasks in various weather conditions and demanding environments.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and teamwork abilities.

Closing date: 31.10.2023

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