Mobile Crane Operator

HYDRAULIC 80 Tonnes and Under

Mobile Crane Operators (80 tonnes and under) are attentive and careful tradespeople who enjoy the challenge of operating a complex, mobile vehicle safely and efficiently.

As a Mobile Crane Operator - Hydraulic 80 tonnes and under, you’ll lift a wide range of materials to and from building sites with confidence.  

You’ll work largely at construction sites, managing everything to do with crane work including planning the lift, setting up the crane, and taking the crane down again when you’re done.  

What You'll Learn

  • How to use rigging hardware and tools in the workplace 
  • How to interpret load charts and drawings 
  • How to assemble, operate, and disassemble a crane 
  • How to conduct a site assessment and safely position a crane 
  • How to operate a mobile crane to lift 80 tonnes and under 

Key Job Skills

  • Workplace safety 
  • Advanced driving 
  • Hand-eye coordination  
  • Radio and hand communication 
  • Critical thinking and time management 

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. 

For a list of all approved non-public training providers, visit this page.

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 at

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