Crane Operator/ Supervisor
Bridger Crane & Rigging
Primary duties include working on natural gas drilling rigs, work-over & completion rigs, snubbing units & coil tubing units. Our company performs contract crane service work for many of the natural gas companies in the north central PA area.
Duties include operating up to 175 ton ATC cranes. (Link Belt ATC3130, Grove 5150, Krupp 175 and a 90 ton Link Belt) Was hired in as a certified operator and was later moved to a management position in the North Central Pennsylvania area, working with Shell Gas & Oil, drilling natural gas wells. We comply with the strictest of safety guidelines and we "mirror" Shell's safety policies. Our practices include pre and post JSA's, pre lift safety meetings, along with critical lift plans and we always comply with OSHA or higher standards.
Responsiblities included obtaining permits through the state of Pennslyvania's "APRAS" system. (PennDOT permitting agency) Was responsible for overseeing the entire permitting process for moving large hydraulic truck cranes/ counterweight trucks through the state to accomodate Shell's contracts. I was also responsible for crane placement and load lift plans, as well as safety documentation for each shift. Normal shift work included lifting "Injector Heads" for the coil tubing process; lifting BOP's & production valves, along with lubricator racks and various equipment that was needed prior to going down hole. Worked closely with rig operators and pushers during the rig up and rig down process. Loaded and unloaded trucks, as needed per rig move requirements. Implimented various safety procedures per OSHA & SHELL safety guidelines. Was responsible for obtaining the proper work permits, JSA's, Post JSA's & LOTO documentation. Was responsible for holding pre lift and critical lift meetings, along with verbally explaining each and every crane lift & all procedures involved. Worked closely with companies such as Shell, Nabors, Weatherford, Schlumberger & Haliburton (Coil Tubing Services) & Wireline Services.
Recent certifications include the successful completion of Shell's D.R.O.P.S. program, Shell's Blue & Yellow Book classes, along with a Shell Rigging Certificaion & NCCCO mobile crane certification, which includes Large & Small hydraulic cranes, as well as Lattice Boom Crawlers.