Calista Corporation Field Crane Operator in Anchorage, Alaska

JOB SUMMARY: STG, Incorporated performs construction and project management services across Alaska. Our Crane Operator must be highly skilled in crane operating and rigging. Additionally, this position also performs general construction duties as part of the STG construction crew in extreme Alaskan conditions. Prior experience in Alaska’s rural construction industry is preferred.


  • Operate various types of cranes under general supervision to lift, move and set machines, materials, and other loads on a wide variety of construction projects, to include;

  • Assemble, set up and rig the cranes properly.

  • Operate crane or act as rigger/signal person depending on work and staff at hand.

  • Operate and determine lifting capabilities in accordance to load chart.

  • Operate crane according to written, verbal or signal instruction.

  • Inspect crane for safety standards and report concerns and deficiencies.

  • Complete job tickets, crane inspection reports, and other necessary paperwork on a regular basis.

  • Responsible for the safe operation of crane at all times;

  • Inspects equipment and all lifting gear prior to each use to ensure it is in safe and proper working order.

  • Assures all lifts are within load limits of equipment and correctly rigged.

  • Stay constantly aware of any external conditions and surroundings that could affect crane operation.

  • Operate crane and equipment in a safe, precise, and efficient manner.

  • Follow directives from Project Foreman, and anyone senior, with the sense of duty to take initiative and remain productive at work at all times while on the jobsite.

  • Application of versatile construction skill set to assist other trades to meet project needs.

  • Work closely with a variety of other trades.

  • Maintain consistent and punctual attendance.

  • Perform physical labor that requires considerable use of one’s arms and legs and moving your whole body such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials at construction sites.

  • Work as a “team-player” with co-workers in a respectful and supportive manner.

  • Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.

  • Seek and participate in development and training opportunities.


  • Responsible for all tasks related to preventative maintenance program such as performing lube work, cleaning parts, taking fluid samples, replenishing fluids, inspecting components and parts for proper operations, damage, or wear, etc. Repair and replace components and parts as need on heavy equipment.

  • Duty to conduct oneself in the best interest of the company while on the job or representing STG.

  • Responsibility to report any incident, situation or activity that may affect the company’s ability to operate safety, ethically and profitably to the company Risk Manager.

  • Act as a team member and mentor less experienced laborers.

  • Cooking and cleaning as necessary in the field quarters.

  • Submittal of all necessary paperwork to Project Management and Accounting in a timely manner.

  • Maintain any required certifications mandatory by law or company policy.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Job Requirements:


  • Intermediate and progressive knowledge of all aspects of crane operation and rigging, including operating, control, and maintenance.

  • Precise skills operating and controlling cranes ranging from 50 to 100 tons.

  • Knowledge of crane and construction industry with ability to stay up to date on industry regulations and best practices.

  • Knowledge of construction and crane operation safety protocols and best practices.

  • Skill in inspecting cranes and rigging equipment for safety and maintenance purposes.

  • Ability to observe safety and security procedures; determine appropriate action beyond guidelines; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly.

  • All around knowledge of materials, terms, and practices in construction field.

  • Proficiency with hand and power tools.

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Ability to perform trade for long hours, day after day, often in adverse conditions, to complete the project at hand.

  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; plan for additional resources; set goals and objectives; develop realistic action plans.

  • Ability to follow instructions, respond to direction, and be accountable for own actions.

  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

  • Effective professional communication and interpersonal skills with regard to internal and external written and verbal communication.

  • Skill in organizing resources, establishing priorities, meeting deadlines and general time management.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, take direction from supervisor(s), high degree of attention to details, follow work rules, and adhere to project schedule.

  • Ability to work productively under pressure.

  • Strong self-motivation and work ethic; ability to work with or without direct supervision.

  • Ability to participate in group meetings.

  • Ability to travel for work related purposes (up to 100% of the time).

  • Ability to meet attendance requirements and work a flexible schedule as needed

  • Ability to travel to remote places for work related purposes (up to 100% of time).

  • Ability to live and work with co-workers in close quarters and keep good morale.

  • Ability to participate in group meetings.

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Crane Operator Certification.

  • Rigger/Signalperson Certification.

  • Five or more years’ related construction experience, preferably, crane operation in rural arctic environments.

  • Valid state driver’s license and qualified to operate a vehicle under the conditions of STG’s Driving Policy preferred

  • Ability to pass a drug, driving (if applicable) and background screening.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. STG has a fast-paced multi-tasking office environment requiring a high degree of efficient and effective performance. The employee must exercise flexibility with regard to last minute requests for project support and varied workloads. At times, there may be a need for occasional weekend and/or evening work in order to meet deadlines.


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

PHYSICAL EFFORT Frequent: Standing, Walking, Bending Over, Crawling, Climbing, Reaching Overhead, Crouching, Kneeling, Balancing, Pushing or Pulling, Talking, Repetitive Use of Legs/Arms, Lifting 75 lbs. or less, Carrying 100 lbs. or less. Continuous: Sitting, Grasping, Eye/Hand Coordination (Foot), Fine Manipulation

VISUAL ACUITY Frequent: Color Vision (Ability to identify and distinguish colors) Continuous: Close Vision (Clear at 20" or less), Distance Vision (Clear at 20' or more), Peripheral Vision (Ability to observe an area that can be seen up & down or to the left & right while eyes are fixed on a given point), Depth Perception (Three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances & spatial relationships), Ability to Adjust Focus (Ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

MENTAL EFFORT Frequent: Discriminating Colors Continuous: Thinking analytically, Using Effective Verbal & Written Communication, Handling Stress & Emotions, Concentrating on Tasks, Remembering Details, Making Decisions, Adjusting to Changes, Examining/Observing Details

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Frequent: Inside Hot/Cold temperature, Unprotected Spaces (High Places/High Heights, Constricted Spaces/Underground), Hot Temperature (Devices such as Burners, Flame Torches), Wet/Slippery Floors/Surfaces, Working w/Others, Working Alone Continuous: Outside Hot/Cold/Humid temperatures, Chemical/Electrical/Sharp Objects/Tool/Heavy Machinery hazards, Dirty (Soil), Dry, Fumes, Gases, Odors, Dust, Grease, Oil, Mud, Moving Mechanical Parts, Noise, Vibration

PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Preference will be given to Calista shareholders and their descendants and spouses, and to shareholders of other corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003-2(i).

Additionally, STG’s policy is to select, place, train and promote the most qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status. When applicable, Calista’s policy of non-discrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, placement, layoff, compensation, termination, reduction in force and benefits.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is STG’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.

The statements contained in this job description are intended to describe the general content and requirements for performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements.

Requisition ID: 396019