Boom Truck Operator: 

Folding BOOM Unlimited Tonnage


Boom Truck Operators (Folding Boom Unlimited Tonnage) move and lift the essential items and resources needed to build and repair a wide range of structures. They’re confident drivers and safety experts. 

As a Boom Truck Operator (Folding Boom Unlimited Tonnage) you’ll use your coordination skills to lift and hoist items. You’ll operate a complex piece of machinery, well-suited to placing loads on a smaller worksite, either on the ground or your truck deck. Every job requires your careful approach. You’ll demonstrate mental stamina—thriving when faced with complex tasks that demand great concentration.

What You'll Learn

  • How to conduct crane operations within safety guidelines 
  • How to employ proper rigging and lifting techniques 
  • How to calculate lifting methods 
  • How to transport and deliver a boom truck 
  • How to plan a site 

Key Job Skills

  • Workplace safety 
  • Excellent driving skills 
  • Hand-eye coordination  
  • Boom truck operations 
  • Rigging and lifting skills 

Technical Training

To get certified, you will need to sign up for technical training at an approved training provider in addition to on-the-job training. 

Visit Trades Training BC and EducationPlannerBC for a comprehensive list of what programs are available in your trade at public and non-public schools. 

Technical Training 7 weeks over 2 years
Work-Based Training
Salary Range Hourly
$22.10 — $47.00

BC Crane Safety registration is required for all crane operators in British Columbia. Crane Operator certification in British Columbia is mandatory by virtue of the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (WorkSafeBC). BC Crane Safety Registration forms are available on the BC Crane Safety website.

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