Offshore Heavy Lift Crane Operator

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Job description

As Heavy Lift Crane Operator you operate the largest cranes of world. You are charged with the mechanical operation of the crane, following instructions from a experienced person on deck and monitoring the instruments in the operator's cabin. Next to this you check and report regularly the mechanical functioning of the crane and machinery. Your other tasks are:

  • To assist with reeving activities;
  • To understand and strictly observe the emergency stop signs, radio and hand signals;
  • To daily check for and report any defect or malfunction of the crane and its equipment;
  • To monitor before lifting that lifts are properly hooked on and conditions are safe (e.g. no potential dropped objects);
  • To assist in crane maintenance as instructed by the Heavy Lift Assistant
  • To verify proper functioning of machinery and equipment and rectify if necessary;
  • To validate proper choice of rigging and monitor position of hook related to the objects to be hoisted and rectify if necessary;
  • To attend the toolbox meeting at start of shift
  • To ensure a proper shift and job handover.

Job requirements

  • A Intermediate vocational education (MTS /MBO;
  • TCVT 4.01 certificate or offshore stage 2/3;
  • A minimum of 8 years relevant experience on offshore cranes (>2000t)
  • Very good command of the Dutch and English language;
  • A technical background;
  • A flexible attitude.

Remuneration package

  • A salary that meets your big responsibility
  • Hop-on, Hop Off five weeks rotation schedule
  • Excellent secondary labor conditions, such as a bonus scheme, a pension scheme and various insurances;
  • Modern and competitive package of employment benefits;
  • Challenging, substantive, varied work activities and the possibilities for personal development;
  • Opportunities to develop your own initiatives and to work independently within a team of committed colleagues.

Want to apply or have a question?

You are invited to apply by using the button below and submit your resume. We do require a motivation letter as well, otherwise we can't take your application in consideration. If you require more detailed information you can send an e-mail to or you can give us a call +31-(0)30-6342078

About 12hoist4u

12hoist4u is specialized in staffing the market niche for hoisting & lifting, heavy lift and specialized transport with competent and experienced personnel. Our 12hoist4u professionals are well trained and motivated to securely and efficiently support our clients for short or longer periods of time. 12hoist4u's ambition is to bring professionals and clients together all over the World. Our aim is to become one of the leaders in the niche market to which we are fully dedicated: hoisting, lifting, heavy lift and specialized transport.
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