Crane Operator

Location: Lima, OH

Department: Machining

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Company Overview:

Superior Forge and Steel’s primary product is forged hardened steel rolls for hot and cold rolling of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Work and backup rolls can be furnished up to 1625 mm in diameter with finish weights in excess of 70,000 kilograms. Other products and services available include commercial ingots, specialty forging, heat treatment, and machining. 

Quality assurance, from raw material purchases to final machining, is maintained by rigid SPC and SQC programs coupled with formal training of all personnel. Each step of the manufacturing process is verified to document Superior’s ability to meet our internal standards which are more stringent than typical industry standards. 

Crane Operator

Job Purpose: To facilitate machining and inspection operations by movement of product and equipment as needed.    

Key responsibilities:

  • Pre-operation inspection and testing of crane and associated equipment (chains, hooks, blocks, tackle, lifting beams, etc.).
  • Operation of overhead (cab) crane.
  • Communication with operators and employees on the floor.

Key accountabilities:

  • Observing company and safety policies, procedures, work instructions and standards.
  • Timely, accurate and neat documentation of daily production.
  • Housekeeping in department work areas and company living areas.
  • Timely reporting of equipment problems and issues.
  • Maintaining all equipment needed for bricklaying operations.

Department: Machining

Reports to: Shift Supervisor and Department Manager

Consults with: 

All levels of Department Personnel

All levels of Maintenance Personnel

Environmental Health and Safety Manager


Hourly (Starting wage $16.00)

Benefits after 90 days

Environmental Conditions:

Seasonal Temperature Changes



  • Overhead Crane
  • Chains & Slings
  • Lifting Beams
  • Blocks
  • Tackle


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Previous overhead crane experience preferred, but not required.
  • Accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work at heights and stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to bend, lift and twist 60 to 80 lbs
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment tests (Physical, drug test and background check)
  • Must be able to get dirty
  • Ability to work different shifts (possible overtime)


This job description is not all inclusive of the duties a Grinding Operator may be asked to perform during the course of his or her shift.


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