Heavy Equipment Operator, Crane

Job Overview

The Heavy Equipment Operator, Crane will be based at one of three Amentum sites in Iraq and serve the Operations and Maintenance Support Services (OMSS) contract in support of the U.S. Department of State. This position will report to the O&M Manager. The additional duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work but are not necessarily all inclusive.



  • Operate a variety of cranes, with emphasis on 60 – 90 ton and construction heavy equipment.
  • Interpret load charts and plan all lifts.
  • Determine safe lift parameters and follow established procedures.
  • Document lift plan as required any time the lift exceeds 75% of the crane’s capacity for any given circumstance.
  • Perform safety inspection of crane, heavy equipment, wire rope, hooks, slings and rigging as required. Document inspections as required.
  • Operate cranes for building construction and movement of cargo or equipment.
  • Operate construction heavy equipment such as, loaders and forklifts, for cargo movements and construction.
  • Lubricate, check fluids, and perform safety inspection and minor maintenance as required prior to operation of any equipment, per Preventative Maintenance Check Sheets (PMCS).
  • Arrange equipment maintenance according to manufacturer recommendations or as directed by the Vehicle Maintenance Facility (but around planned lifts when possible). Inform job site person in charge of impending maintenance schedules.
  • Comply with all ESH Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.
  • Provide documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate legal documentation.
  • Work to achieve goals and contractual commitments.
  • Perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of heavy equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
  • Implement and maintain a safe workplace program and ensure that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.



  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level: Four (4) years’ experience in construction heavy equipment operation, such as cranes, forklifts and loaders. 200 hours of crane operation.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Ability to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.
    • Ability to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of heavy equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
    • Successful completion of a General Knowledge test at time of hire may be required.
  • Education: A high school diploma or GED.
  • Licenses and Certifications:
    • Valid drivers’ license and valid truck driver’s license from Home of Record.
    • NCCCO Certification, or equivalent, in crane operations.
  • Security Vetting: Already possess a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or be able to obtain a favorable MRPT certification prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification level for the duration of the contract.
  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures.
  • Medical: Successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by Amentum and our customer for deployment to Iraq. Must maintain physical and dental requirements for duration of deployment.



  • Previous out of home country experience is highly desirable and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions is a plus.
  • Experience working with Amentum.



  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility.
  • Experience providing excellent customer services.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
  • Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.


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