Overhead Crane Operator

at Staffmark
Location Houston
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


Staffmark is hiring Material Handlers for a steel distributor located in NW Houston. In the role as a Material Handler you will safely and properly move steel to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, and delivery vehicles by hand and/or operating an overhead crane.

Position is temp to hire
Pay Rate; $13.50-$15.00, DOE and shift.
Metatarsal Boots are required
(all other PPE will be provided)

Available Shifts:
1 st shift- 7am - 430pm Mon - Fri (some Saturdays, 30 min lunch)
2nd shift- 4:30pm - 2:00am Mon - Fri (some Saturdays, 30 min lunch)

Duties will include:

  • Lift and carry up to 50 pounds; exert 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects, reach, squat, stand, walk up to 5 miles per day, climb up stairs, ladders and on equipment while wearing required personal protective equipment as necessary.
  • Apply proper bundling techniques.
  • Configure load based on planned route including multiple stops.
  • Maximize load capacity on trailer without sacrificing safety.
  • Determine safety issues pertaining to equipment and promptly report them.
  • Work indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions including precipitation, cold/heat, high wind, and turbulent conditions. The Material Handler will be regularly exposed to the typical weather of the local area.
  • Maintain spatial orientation and awareness to safely move around work environment with many moving objects.
  • Judge near and far distance to maintain awareness of ongoing work activities of other people and equipment in the area.
  • Attend all required company meetings.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Minimum 2 years warehouse experience, experience operating overhead crane is a plus but not required
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to correctly read work orders or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments or material or equipment needs.
  • Ability to effectively plan and organize work activities independent of direct supervision; work alone and in a team environment.
  • Ability to develop a good working knowledge of product and inventory control techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain ongoing inter-department communications related to routing, safety, and customer relations.
  • Demonstrate basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide).
  • May be required to demonstrate strong customer relations skills

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