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PKG Contracting Inc Crane Operator in Harrisburg, South Dakota

PKG Contracting, Inc. (PKG) provides water and waste water solutions for municipalities, rural and regional water systems. Providing creative, quality solutions, while building strong relationships with owners and engineers in the Upper Midwest. For over two decades our reputation is built on the quality of our work and our expertise in this industry. "Our success has been through the growth of our team. We do more than just teach, train, explain or demonstrate to our team, we empower and inspire them to achieve great things!: - Darin Pfingsten, President

Primary Essential Job Functions

  • Operate a variety of material-moving equipment daily according to schedule and instructions from project manager or site superintendent.

  • Choosing and setting up the right crane, lift or hoist to complete each task safely and efficiently.

  • Inspect machines and equipment daily.

  • Perform routine maintenance procedures and minor repairs as required and initiate additional repair requests from mechanics when necessary.

  • Control cranes, lifts and other equipment using standard operating procedures to ensure effective transportation of materials and safety for all personnel on site.

  • Create and update detailed log of material transportation operations, including information about type of material, movement locations and additional data requested by project manager

  • Maintain visual and radio contact with ground operators according to best practices and site safety regulations, and respond to questions and instructions clearly and quickly.

  • Provide additional support to other crane operators as necessary, including working overtime to complete tasks, operating several types of equipment and training or monitoring junior operators.

  • Must be able to work scheduled hours as assigned by your supervisor.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by your supervisor.

  • This is a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug & alcohol testing.


  • Must be NCCCO certified.

  • 1 + year of construction industry experience

  • 1+ year of experience driving heavy equipment including an excavator and backhoe.

  • CDL license preferred

  • High School diploma/GED preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines efficiently and cost effectively

  • Keen attention to detail and a high level of initiative.

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated strong decision making and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and perform in a fast-paced, stressful work environment.

  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required

  • Compliance with all OSHA and MSHA regulations

  • Basic understanding of construction principles and procedures

    Physical Requirements

  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including, but not limited to, include hard hat, safety (hard toe) shoes, safety glasses, gloves, and coveralls.

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb, balance, twist, pull, push, have hand/finger dexterity and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.

  • Frequent walking on uneven surfaces, including natural ground in various weather conditions.

  • Vision abilities (with or without correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Sensory ability to talk, hear, smell, touch and feel.

  • Able to work in all weather conditions including, but not limited to, heat, cold, rain, wind, snow, etc.

  • Must be able to exert up to 10-20 lbs. constantly to move objects; 25-50 lbs. of force frequently; 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally.

  • Maintain constant alertness to the multiple concurrent activities of the construction site, including activities of other employees and contractors, the operation of stationary equipment, and the movement of mobile equipment.


    PKG Contracting has some of the best employees around because we know what it takes to attract top talent in the industry. Below are some of the amazing benefits you can be eligible for when working with PKG Contracting:

  • Health/HSA with company contribution monthly

  • Dental

  • Accident

  • Critical Illness

  • Vision

  • Dependent Care

  • STD

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • 401K with company Match

  • Vacation - up to 3 weeks a year based on position