Crane Operator / Plant Technician – Rainier

Company: Miles Sand & Gravel
Location: Primarily S King, Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Kitsap and Jefferson Counties
Position Type: Full Time
Application Closing Date: April 30, 2019 or until filled
Compensation: DOE

Job Description:

Miles Sand & Gravel Company (Miles) is seeking an experienced and safety-oriented Crane Operator / Plant Technician to join our team.


The ideal candidate should be capable of the following essential tasks;

  • Operate cranes and booms as necessary under direct foreman supervision.
  • Manipulate crane and boom controls to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist.
  • Inspects and maintains crane and hoisting mechanisms.
  • Assists in preparing cranes and booms for transit.
  • Maintain safety and mining procedures at all times and comply with the regulations of all jurisdictional authorities (MSHA, OSHA, DOE, EPA, County, State, etc.)
  • Assists in planning of all lifts with proper use of capacity charts.
  • Observe travel of all loads and take appropriate action to avoid injuries and damage.
  • Assists and performs required rigging and rigging inspections for safety.
  • Drives trucks to and assists with projects onsite daily.
  • Works with precise limits and standards of accuracy while maintaining safe practices.
  • Complete job logs and all other necessary paperwork.

Job Skills and Requirements:

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & attributes;

  • 4 to 6 years’ experience operating 85 ton all terrain cranes, 36 ton booms and trucks, and unloading of trucks and structure placement.
  • Have a TIC Equipment Qualification certification.
  • Experience in welding, cutting and basic fabrications preferred.
  • A self-starter who can 1) work independently, diligently and responsibly with minimal supervision 2) work as a member of a team  3) manage their time wisely  4) multi-task  5) meet a deadline 6) be a leader and be accountable.
  • Honest, responsible and trustworthy with confidential information.
  • The ability to represent the company in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Excellent in communication skills, including the ability to apply both written and verbal instructions in an industrial environment.
  • Have the ability and desire to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Have a valid DOT medical card and WA State Driver’s license with a clean and insurable driving record and be capable of maintaining a clean and insurable driving record.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.
  • Excellent coordination, focus and dedication to following safety protocol.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills, technical skills and functional skills.


Required Education and/or Experience;

  • Experience in the Aggregates industry is highly desired.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prefer candidates with a Commercial Driver’s License.



The Miles Group of Companies includes Miles Sand & Gravel Company and Miles Resources, LLC.  Miles Sand & Gravel Company is a 4th generation, family owned producer of aggregates and ready-mix concrete for the construction industry.   Miles Resources, LLC is a general contractor specializing in civil construction and asphalt paving.  Our corporate office is located in Puyallup, WA with facilities in western WA – from the Canadian border to Tenino.  We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free company.  We have an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off and retirement plan.  Please type in the subject line of your email reply.

Email/Fax resumes to or apply in person:

Miles Sand & Gravel Company (Main Office)
400 Valley Ave NE
Puyallup, WA 98372
Fax – 253.444.0744