Crane Operators

Dexter Construction

Bedford, Nova Scotia

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Dexter Construction Company is a large, diversified Construction Company engaged in all major aspects of the heavy civil construction industry within the Atlantic Provinces. We are currently looking for Crane Operators to join our operations out of Bedford, NS for the 2023 season. This position may involve travel to other parts of the province as the need arises, with a Spring starting date.

Job Summary:

The Crane Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of conventional crawler cranes to perform heavy lifts to support construction activities as well as performing pile driving operations. The Crane Operator is also responsible for inspecting, cleaning, and daily maintenance.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete daily pre and post use inspection of crane and rigging equipment
  • Provide safe and effective crane mobilization, operation, and de-mobilization
  • Complete daily crane maintenance (grease, lube, clean) and daily fluid top ups
  • Observe proper load hook-up and determine load safety;
  • Immediately advise of any requirements for maintenance or repairs;
  • Ensure compliance with crane policies & procedures
  • Actively participate in Toolbox Talks, safety meetings and other safety observation programs
  • Protect and promote the interest of this company in all matters and to take actions as required to satisfy such responsibilities;
  • Ensure safety of fellow employees;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, and Experience:

  • Must hold a valid Nova Scotia Class 1 Crane Operator license;
  • 3-5 years experience as a Crane Operator, or equivalent experience;
  • Must have rigging knowledge to ensure all picks are secure and balanced;
  • Must be well versed in construction site protocols, rules and code of conduct;
  • Ability to complete tasks such as driving piling and setting beams;
  • Willingness to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner;
  • Comply with all safety policies and procedures;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and supervisors to ensure that projects are completed properly;
  • Working safely is a condition of employment.

Working Conditions:

The Crane Operator has a responsible position working in commercial settings such as bridge work, marine projects and building foundations etc.. This position will require the use of PPE, Hardhat, Steel Toe Boots, and reflective vest to minimize risk on the worksite. The worksite environment for this position is outside in varying weather conditions.

A comprehensive pension and benefits package are offered with this position along with opportunities for advancement and training and development.

Application Process:

Completed applications should be submitted to:
Human Resources
Attn: HR
Via Email:

Please reference “Crane Operators” in the subject line.

We are an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested candidates to submit a detailed resume, quoting the position title.

We would like to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be notified.

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