Crane Operator Apprentice 2016-12-19T11:40:31+00:00

The Crane Operator Training program was developed in order to train and educate the crane operators of tomorrow.

An application and interview process will be held for applicants who wish to apply for the Crane Apprenticeship Program. Interviews are conducted once a year for applicants who are not already employed and do not have a Contractor Crane Apprentice Training Agreement signed by the contractor to which they will be employed. Local 49 will also conduct additional interviews as dictated by industry demands.

A Highway Heavy Operating Engineer Apprentice/Journey worker or Journey worker Operating Engineer Oiler may also participate in the program through the interview process.

An applicant who has a signed Contractor Crane Apprentice Training Agreement will also participate in the application and interview process and could possibly be enrolled in the class for the upcoming year.

Upon completion of 8000 hours, the apprentice must be certified in a minimum of one NCCCO Crane certification of their choice.

All applicants will be required to complete the following during the first year of training:

  • Meet all the requirements of ANSI B 30.2004
  • Possess OSHA 10 or 30 hour certification within their first year of employment
  • Possess “Valid” Class A, and Valid DOT Health Card (optional).
  • Complete OSHA Competent Person Certification
  • Pass written entrance exam at a 70% minimum, as per the Apprenticeship Standards.
  • Pass a required substance screening exam

NOTE: It is possible for a person to receive credit for previous work experience. A previous experience form must be filled out and signed by the sponsoring contractor for past experience credit. Credited hours will not exceed 6000 hours.

The total time spent in the program will ultimately be based upon the apprentice’s ability to comprehend various subjects and apply them to various tasks. The minimum time in the program is 8000 hours. (Minus previous experience that is granted when possible.) Persons who are unable to achieve the goals set forth in the training outline will be offered remedial help, however, if a person is unable to comprehend the program after additional time is given they will be removed from the program.

Length of Crane Apprenticeship

The total time spent in the program will ultimately be based upon the apprentice’s ability to comprehend various subjects and apply them to various tasks. The minimum time in the program is 8000 hours minus previous experience that may be granted. Persons who are unable to achieve the goals set forth in the training outline will be offered remedial help. However, if a person is unable to comprehend the program after additional time is given they will be removed from the program.

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Related Training Objectives

The objective of the Crane Operator Apprenticeship Program is to provide the basic knowledge and hands-on skills required for the apprentice to safely and efficiently operate cranes under the rules and regulations set forth by Local 49, the construction industry, contractors and all government safety organizations.

NOTE: It is possible for a person to receive credit for previous work experience. In order to receive this credit, a “Request for Previous Experience” form must be completed and approved by the Director of Training. The maximum amount of credit granted shall not exceed 6000 hours. Candidates who meet all prerequisites will be considered first. If space allows candidates who do not meet all prerequisites will also be considered.

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