Crane drivers operate lifting machinery on construction, quarrying and mining sites, at ports and in warehouses.
physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace, to be thorough and pay attention to detail, patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations, the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools,
setting up cranes and carrying out safety checks, loading and unloading lorries, shifting loads around the site, monitoring sensors that measure wind speed, crane stability and load weights, carrying out minor repairs to machinery, reporting any problems to the crane supervisor, keeping records of the materials you’ve moved,
50 to 52 hours a week evenings / weekends, away from home
after further training you may be able to work as a site manager, with responsibility for the day-to-day running of a construction or quarrying site.