• Crane Operator/Rigger

    Job Locations US-NC-Aurora
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
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    Manufacturing, Operations & Trades
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  • Job Description



    Crane Operator/Rigger, Aurora, NC

    Why work at Nutrien? Great question!

    Safety is a core value at Nutrien. Keeping every employee safe, healthy and secure is our top priority. Nothing is more important than seeing our people go home safe at the end of every single day.

    While working here you will have the opportunity to grow your career while helping us feed the future. We pride ourselves in hiring from a variety of backgrounds and truly believe that it is our differences that make us stronger so we hope you will join us.

    In addition to exciting and challenging opportunities, Nutrien offers competitive salaries, great benefits and performance based incentives.

    Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, you will be committed to sustaining our safe and positive work environment while welcoming working side by side others in a diverse culture. Culture at Nutrien is the core of everything we do and all employees are respectful of diverse opinions and views.

    The Crane Operator/Rigger works in a dual capacity, rigging their own loads, as well as operating the crane.


    Working closely with the Maintenance teams, this position is responsible for planning equipment and component moves, using cranes, lifts and mobile equipment are required.


    Key Tasks:

    • Follows safety procedures in elevated areas such as Draglines, Chemical Plant and pipe racks by following safety guidelines and using proper fall protection techniques
    • Completes Critical Lift, lift plan checklist by calculating weights of materials and components to be lifted, chart the crane according to factory specifications, forwards form to foreman for filing
    • Conducts crane setup, charting and configurations by programming the cranes Load Movement Indicator according to each cranes capacity for a specific lift
    • Preps area for crane setup by coordinating with heavy equipment such as bulldozers and motor graders, and removing items such as stairwells, cross beams, and stationary equipment
    • Assists maintenance in the installation of new and rebuilt components by rigging, lifting, and pinning components into to place
    • Conducts inspections of rigging equipment before each use, for items such as chains, socks, chain falls, come-a-longs, and rigging accessories by visually inspecting each piece and noting any problems or concerns, completes annual form for major components
    • Cleans and maintains crane and hoisting mechanisms by greasing, oiling, and adjusting crane components to maintain safe operational condition
    • Conducts Critical Lift Audits by completing the Critical Lift Audit form and verifying that each item is completed to maintain safe operational condition
    • Sets up braces and rigging hoisting equipment by using hand tools and power wrenches to secure equipment before and after installations
    • Coordinates pre-lift job plan by using range finder, physical measurements, and load charts to determine the crane capacity required for a specific lift
    • Approves contracted lift plans by conducting inspections and verifying certifications on all equipment such as cranes, rigging, and operators before work begins.
    • Assists in spill containment by using vacuum truck, front-end loader, and dump trucks to remove contaminated soil and relocate to containment areas



    • Possess a high-degree of integrity and ownership
    • Follows all safety rules and regulations as set forth by Company
    • Ability to excel in a team environment
    • Ability to effectively communicate (both verbal & non-verbal) with a diverse group of people
    • Must be able to work at heights, outdoors, and around potentially hazardous chemicals
    • Ability to read, understand and comply with standards, policies and procedures
    • Be a self-starter and work with little supervision; willing to work overtime, as required
    • Possess troubleshooting and analytical ability
    • Quick reaction time and creative thinking skills
    • Attention-to-detail during the daily activities and to prevent or avoid production losses, as well as, loss of life or environmental upsets from the movement or installation of processing components
    • Good depth perception to assess and perform daily duties as stated on the tasks list, with the ability to gage distances between equipment, operation speeds and site conditions while conducting moves



    • High School Diploma is required
    • Basic Rigging Certification is required
    • NCCCO Certification (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators) is considered an asset
    • The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing is required for all hourly applicants of Nutrien. Applicants must complete this test and meet a minimum of 5 in Graphic Literacy, 5 on Applied Mathematics and 4 on Workplace Documents in order to be considered eligible for employment with Nutrien
    • Must pass a pre-employment exam and drug screening
    • Have a solid understanding of mathematics and processes
    • Have experience operating mobile equipment, to include: forklifts, man lifts, carry deck cranes, etc.
    • Possess basic computer skills and knowledge
    • Must be comfortable and physically capable of entering and working in a confined space
    • Must be able to hear and understand audible alarms, changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communications
    • Must be familiar with Microsoft’s Office Suite
    • Ability to recertify in the National Certification of Crane Operators by completing course for small hydraulics crane, large hydraulic crane, lattice boom truck, and lattice crawler crane every five years
    • Commercial Drivers Licenses is preferred
    • Ability to obtain one within the first 6 months of hire is required


    Nutrien is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all well qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of the regions where we operate.  This includes recognizing the voluntary identification of status such as gender, sexual orientation, visible minority, Indigenous status, persons with disabilities, and veterans, where applicable.

    If this sounds like a good match, apply now. This job will remain posted until filled. You may be required to undergo a background check and substance test in accordance with Nutrien policies. 

    While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.



    **EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/vet





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