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A.M. Cohron & Son, Inc. Crane Operator, Bridge Construction in Atlantic, Iowa

Job Summary

Operate lattice boom crawler crane and perform other tasks on bridge construction jobsites. Work 40-50 hours per week, Monday through Friday at bridge construction jobsites generally in southwest Iowa. The home office is located in Atlantic, Iowa.

Essential Functions

  • Attend work as scheduled

  • Get along with others

  • Follow company handbooks and other instructions

  • Use and care for tools, equipment and materials

  • Read and understand equipment manuals

Specific Duties

  • Assemble and disassemble equipment at the job site

  • Inspect and maintain equipment to prevent malfunctions or damage, fill out reports documenting both

  • Determine the suitability of the supporting ground and surface for loads

  • Operate the crane skillfully and safely in conformance with OSHA regulations

  • Use a drag bucket, clam bucket, vibratory driver and extractor, auger, frostball

  • Lift rebar, lumber, beams, concrete and other items associated with bridge construction

  • Drive piling, using a variety of devices (drop or diesel hammer)

  • Apply safe shut-down and securing procedures

  • Read and understand Safety Data Sheets and container labels

  • Identify and communicate safety concerns to management in a timely manner

  • Operate other equipment and perform other duties as assigned



  • High School graduate or G.E.D. preferred

  • Valid driver’s license

  • 3 years lattice boom experience preferred

  • Valid crane operator certification


  • Valid crane operator medical examiner certificate

  • Good corrected vision (distance at least 20/40, 70° field of vision) and hearing (no loss > 40 decibels)

  • Do not require insulin for control of diabetes

  • No medical history or diagnosis that would interfere with the ability to control a crane safely

  • Dexterous use of hands and feet

  • Climb in and out of equipment unassisted

  • Effectively work at heights

  • Walk, stand, climb, bend, kneel, reach, lift and balance

  • Lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis

  • Work safely in adverse weather conditions including wind, rain, snow, ice, mud, heat, etc.


  • Medical with prescription (company pays 85% of premium for employee only and 75% of family plans)

  • Dental

  • Life

  • Short-term disability

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • 401K

  • Vacation Pay

  • Holiday Pay

  • Bereavement Pay

  • Per diem (when working more than 50 miles from home)

  • Hotel (when working more than 80 miles from home)

  • On-the-job training and career advancement opportunities

Career PathStart your career here and join the other 95% of our skilled employees who have been trained and promoted from laborers to carpenters or operators, to leadmen and superintendents during their time with A.M. Cohron & Son, Inc.

General Information

Job Type: Permanent, travel with the crew to the next project once the current project is complete.

Starting Salary: $70,000