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Aerotek Overhead Crane Operator in Petersburg, Virginia


Candidates will start by training for a month doing general clean-up, learning color codes for steel, placement in warehouse and training on the crane. Candidates must come from heavy industrial environments, construction or similar environment as the environment is heavy industrial; hard hat, dirty, and surrounded by steel

As a large distributor for steel beams. it is very unlike a standard warehouse with consumer products; candidates will be required to walk for 8-10 hour shifts; eventually learning to load flat bed trucks but initially receiving inventory, moving materials to the loaders via overhead crane etc.

Candidates will be required to jump off and on trailers for loading, must adhere to all safety rules (not walking in between stacks and always being visible to other associates) It's a very physically demanding position from that standpoint, and must not be afraid of the large product and very physical work. Nothing is lifted by hand as it's all steel beams; however the physical requirements are a full 8 hours of walking at a decent clip to get orders out.

May train to be a saw or brake operator if the skills are there once they are on perm; however most of the job entails loading trailers for delivery. Must be able to learn and retain information based on color coding system therefore they must be able to see color clearly and memorize locations and color system.

Candidates must adhere to all COVID related policies (face mask if within 6 feet however that is rare in the warehouse as they are so spread out) Must practice social distancing.


material handler, rigging, steel, sheet metal, industrial, construction, Heavy industry, Material handling, Overhead crane, Loading, Flatbed truck, Distribution center, Fabrication, Cranes

Top Skills Details:

Construction-2-5 years Heavy industry- 1 year Loading-1 year

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Heavy industrial experience or construction is a must. Candidates must be able to read a tape measure. -Must be able to lift up to 50lbs, (although most is reaching, stooping, squatting etc as nothing in this facility can be lifted by hand) Must be able to operate equipment effectively as there is a zero tolerance policy for not following all safety rules.

Experience Level:

Expert Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.