Crane Operator

Denver Metro/Commerce City Main Office
Pay based on experience

Jalisco International, Inc. is a family-owned Heavy Highway General Contractor, dedicated to delivering excellence in construction projects. With a steadfast commitment to quality and integrity, we pride ourselves on our projects and our people. As we continue to grow, we're seeking a safe and efficient crane operator to help us successfully build new projects.

Reports To: Crew Foreman

Schedule: Typically, Mon - Fri 7:00a - 6:00p. Varies based on project. Some weekend and night work required.


  • Operate various hydro RT (swing) and Truck (fixed) mounted cranes.
  • Perform equipment inspections.
  • evaluate hoisting criteria and facilitate the necessary preparation.
  • Safely efficiently operate assigned crane.


  • Safety and efficiently operate various required machinery including but not limited to cranes.
  • Studies project specifications with project superintendent to plan procedures for necessary operations.
  • Coordinates activities with supervisors and hoisting crew daily.
  • Operates assigned crane in various location and work environments, including high density and low clearance as needed.
  • Inspects work site to determine sequencing and methods of operation and survey for potential hazards or safety concerns.
  • Responsible for crew safety.
  • Comply with company policies.
  • Establish safe work environment that complies with OSHA standards and company safety program.
  • Comply with federal, state and company environmental policies.
  • Observe assigned equipment to detect machinery malfunctions.
  • Operates machinery to verify repair.
  • Inspects work to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and the adherence to construction schedules.
  • Uses instruments such as tape measures, lasers, grade rods, eye levels and transit levels ensure proper working limits are complied with.
  • Travel to and from job site.

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)

COMPETITIVE PAY-based on qualifications and experience: $26-$38/HOUR

Jalisco generously pays 100% of the health and dental premiums for all full-time employees and their dependents.

*** Employer Paid***

  • Medical (after approximately 3 months)
  • Dental (after approximately 3 months)
  • Vision: (after approximately 3 months)
  • Holiday Leave
  • Vacation Pay
  • Profit Sharing 401(k) (immediately vested)
  • Includes employer contribution of 5% of gross earnings.



  • Minimum of two years operating hydro RT cranes on highway / civil projects.


  • Position requires employee to frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, handle objects, reach outward, and reach above head and shoulders, climb, descend, squat, kneel, bend, and occasionally lift carry/push/pull/move/drag on flat ground or steep slopes up to 75 lbs.


Work is outdoors. Working conditions range from frigid to hot temperatures, high winds, flying dust, slipping hazards and conditions and frequently exposed to loud noise from heavy equipment and machinery.


  • Some knowledge of proper use of equipment, materials and supplies used in heavy/highway construction work.
  • Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Ability to repeatedly lift and carry heavy objects (75+ pounds), walk and stand for long periods of time and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.
  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.


  • Nationally recognized crane operator certification for the type of crane being operated.
  • Ability to demonstrate safe, competent and efficient operation of the crane.
  • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the work.
  • Willingness and ability to perform manual work following verbal and written instructions.


  • Must be able to pass controlled substance tests prior to and at all times during employment.
  • Must be able to comply and maintain certification and training qualifications requirements.
  • Must possess or acquire and maintain health qualification certification.
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Jalisco is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind. All employment decisions at Jalisco are based on employment needs, job requirements, individual qualifications, without regard to race, or ethnicity, color, religion or belief, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Applicants that require reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should contact the main office at 303-287-8905.

Jalisco strongly encourages applications from women and individuals belonging to minority groups. Jalisco is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in our workforce, we believe that a diverse team enriches our workplace culture.
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We are more than teammates -- we are family. Our people are our greatest asset and we provide an environment that fuels growth and success.

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We operate our business with the highest standards of integrity with customers, employees, suppliers and our community.

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We are hard-working problem-solvers at heart, always diving in with a project-first mentality.