Crane Operator

  • J.d. Irving, Limited
  • Irving,TX,United States
  • May 21, 2021

Job Description


Irving Shipbuilding


Requisition #


Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7, Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada's shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited group of companies, we have been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for more than 50 years, and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront of Canadian shipbuilding for 130 years.

Since 2012, we have invested more than $400 million in facilities, people, processes, and technology, making Halifax Shipyard one of the most modern and capable shipyards in North America. Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 20+ modern patrol ships and surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy, the largest defence procurement in Canadian history. This year, we delivered the lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years and we're just getting started. The second ship will be delivered in 2021.

We're growing our team with career-defining opportunities that will revitalize Canada's shipbuilding industry and provide Canada's sailors with the ships they need to protect Canada's interests at home and abroad. Our workforce of over 2,000 will grow to more than 2,800 at peak construction of the Canadian Surface Combatants. We have built more than 80% of Canada's current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance and modernization work on the ships, including the Halifax-class frigates.

Irving Shipbuilding is seekingCrane Operatorsfor current and/or future opportunities.

We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. ISI encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter/resume portion of your application. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment where all employees feel supported and valued.

TheCrane Operatorwill be responsible for the safe operation of the tower crane and will move machinery, materials and other large objects on construction sites.


Completion of college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training

The following Trade Certifications are required:

Mobile Crane Operator with a Class 1 ticket

Overhead Traveling Crane Operator endorsement

High standard of integrity and professionalism

Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills

Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as being self-motivated to be able to work without supervision when required

Key Requirements:

Operate mobile and overhead cranes to lift, move, position or place equipment and materials

Perform pre-operational inspections, safety checks, test lifts and load chart calculations

Communicate with site leadership to determine the best placement of crane for planned lifts

Ensure that all rigging operations are carried out in a safe manner

Service the hoist and swing equipment used to move machinery, materials and other large objects.

Assist with the crane assembly onsite

Wear company issued coveralls and/or work wear and all assigned Personal Protective Equipment

Work safely

You must be eligible to work in Canada to apply for this job

A pre-employment physical is required

A background check will be performed by the Company

What We Offer:

Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:

A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan

Employee & Family Assistance Programs

RRSP matching program

Health & Wellness reimbursements

Opportunities to take part in job related training and development

Growth and progression opportunities within Irving Shipbuilding and the larger network of the JD Irving group of companies

Please be advised that some positions within our business have been designated as ‘Safety Sensitive’ where the employee holding the position has a heightened responsibility for his/her own safety or the safety of others due to the nature of the job. If this is the case, you will be informed in the interview process.

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To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

Please complete the online application form. An up-to-date resume of past experience and education is required.

All applications will be reviewed by one of our recruiters. If the recruiter sees a potential opportunity (current or future) that matches your skills and experience, you will be contacted to discuss your qualifications for a position with Irving Shipbuilding.

We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

To learn more about our products and services, click here.

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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