Crane Chasers

ANZSCO ID 821911

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
960
Future Growth
N/A
Weekly Earnings
N/A
Full-Time Share
80%
Female Share
2%
Average age
36

Summary

Crane Chasers sling cranes and winches, and direct the movement of loads ensuring loads do not exceed lifting capacities.

Specialisations: Dogman/woman, Slinger.

A certificate III in dogging is usually needed to work as a Crane Chaser. Some workers complete a traineeship.

Tasks

  • Slings cranes and winches.

  • Directs the movement of loads.

  • Ensures loads do not exceed lifting capacities.

  • May inform operator of progress with the manoeuvre.

Characteristics

Job Type
Labourers
Skill Level
Lower skill
ANZSCO Occupation group
Unemployment Rate
n/a
Industries
Pathway(s)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Informal or on-the-job
Interests
  • Practical
  • Administrative
Physical Demand
  • Medium
  • Heavy

Outlook

Employment Outlook

The NSC produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, Other Construction and Mining Labourers, under the outlook section.


Earnings and hours

Working arrangements

  • Around 80% of people employed as Crane Chasers work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 14 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).

    Full-time workers work an average of 50 hours per week in their main job. This is 6 hours more than the all jobs average (44 hours per week).

    Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.


Industries

Main industries

1
Construction
76.4%
2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
3.3%
3
Mining
3.0%
4
Manufacturing
2.9%
5
Other industries
6.4%

Regions

Employment across Australia

NSW

43.2% All occupations: 31.6%

VIC

18.0% All occupations: 25.6%

QLD

24.6% All occupations: 20.0%

SA

1.1% All occupations: 7.0%

WA

9.5% All occupations: 10.8%

TAS

0.3% All occupations: 2.0%

NT

1.6% All occupations: 1.0%

ACT

1.7% All occupations: 1.9%

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

State Crane Chasers All Jobs Average
NSW 43.2 31.6
VIC 18.0 25.6
QLD 24.6 20.0
SA 1.1 7.0
WA 9.5 10.8
TAS 0.3 2.0
NT 1.6 1.0
ACT 1.7 1.9


  • Around 40% of Crane Chasers live outside of capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 38%.

    New South Wales and Queensland have a large share of employment relative to their population size.

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Worker profile

Age and gender

Age In Years
36
All Jobs Average is 40
Female Share
2%
All Jobs Average is 48%
  • The median age of Crane Chasers is 36 years. This is younger than the all jobs average of 40 years.

    A large share of workers are aged 25 to 34 years.

    Females make up 2% of the workforce. This is 46 percentage points below the all jobs average of 48%.

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age Bracket Crane Chasers All Jobs Average
15-19 1.7 5.0
20-24 12.3 9.3
25-34 30.5 22.9
35-44 22.1 22.0
45-54 22.0 21.6
55-59 6.8 9.0
60-64 3.5 6.0
65 and Over 1.0 4.2
Median Age 36 40

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Employment Pathways

Education, training and experience

A certificate III in dogging is usually needed to work as a Crane Chaser. Some workers complete a traineeship.

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Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of Qualification Crane Chasers All Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 0.0 10.1
Bachelor degree 2.6 21.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma 4.2 11.6
Certificate III/IV 42.9 21.1
Year 12 17.8 18.1
Year 11 7.2 4.8
Year 10 and below 25.3 12.5

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.


Skills and Knowledge

Employers look for Construction and Mining Labourers who are reliable, hardworking and can work independently.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  • 45%

    Judgment and decision making

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  • 43%

    Critical thinking

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  • 43%

    Coordination with others

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  • 43%

    Monitoring

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  • 43%

    Operation and control

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  • 41%

    Time management

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  • 39%

    Operation monitoring

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  • 39%

    Quality control analysis

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  • 39%

    Management of personnel resources

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  • 37%

    Active listening

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  • 37%

    Complex problem solving

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  • 37%

    Troubleshooting

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  • 36%

    Speaking

    Talking to others.

  • 36%

    Equipment selection

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

  • 34%

    Active learning

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  • 34%

    Repairing

    Fixing machines or systems.

  • 32%

    Equipment maintenance

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  • 32%

    Reading comprehension

    Reading work related information.

  • 30%

    Instructing

    Teaching people how to do something.

  • 29%

    Social perceptiveness

    Understanding why people react the way they do.


Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  • 74%

    Mechanical

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • 63%

    Education and training

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  • 58%

    Technical design

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  • 58%

    Building and construction

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  • 58%

    Mathematics

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  • 55%

    Customer and personal service

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  • 55%

    Production and processing

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  • 47%

    Transportation

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  • 45%

    Engineering and technology

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  • 43%

    Sales and marketing

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  • 42%

    Public safety and security

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  • 41%

    Administration and management

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  • 38%

    English language

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • 37%

    Economics and accounting

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  • 36%

    Personnel and human resources

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  • 35%

    Clerical

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  • 34%

    Telecommunications

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  • 32%

    Communications and media

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  • 31%

    Physics

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  • 17%

    Psychology

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.


Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities..

  • 54%

    Visualization

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  • 52%

    Depth perception

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  • 50%

    Far vision

    See details that are far away.

  • 50%

    Oral expression

    Communicate by speaking.

  • 48%

    Multilimb coordination

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  • 48%

    Problem spotting

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  • 48%

    Extent flexibility

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  • 48%

    Oral comprehension

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  • 46%

    Manual dexterity

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  • 46%

    Sorting or ordering

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  • 45%

    Control precision

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  • 45%

    Reaction time

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  • 45%

    Trunk strength

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  • 41%

    Near vision

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  • 41%

    Arm-hand steadiness

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  • 41%

    Categorising

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  • 41%

    Deductive reasoning

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  • 41%

    Perceptual speed

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  • 39%

    Finger dexterity

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  • 38%

    Speech clarity

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.


Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  • 67%

    Checking for errors or defects

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  • 67%

    Making decisions and solving problems

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  • 61%

    Handling and moving objects

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  • 53%

    Controlling equipment or machines

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  • 52%

    Monitoring people, processes and things

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  • 51%

    Doing physically active work

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  • 45%

    Driving vehicles or equipment

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  • 44%

    Researching and investigating

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  • 44%

    Working with mechanical equipment

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  • 43%

    Looking for changes over time

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  • 42%

    Planning and prioritising work

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  • 39%

    Communicating within a team

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 36%

    Collecting and organising information

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  • 35%

    Building good relationships

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  • 34%

    Coordinating the work of a team

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  • 34%

    Thinking creatively

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  • 31%

    Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  • 31%

    Training and teaching others

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  • 29%

    Communicating with the public

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 28%

    Leading and encouraging a team

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.


Interests and demands

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  • 100%

    Practical

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  • 71%

    Administrative

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  • 52%

    Analytical

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  • 33%

    Enterprising

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  • 19%

    Creative

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  • 14%

    Helping

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.


Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
  • 76%

    Relationships

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  • 71%

    Support

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  • 48%

    Independence

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  • 48%

    Working conditions

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  • 38%

    Achievement

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  • 38%

    Recognition

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.


Demands

The physical and social demands that workers face most often are shown below:
  • 94%

    Wear common protective or safety equipment

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  • 93%

    Face-to-face discussions

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  • 93%

    Frequent decision making

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  • 91%

    Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  • 89%

    Being exact or accurate

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  • 89%

    Indoors, not heat controlled

    Work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat).

  • 88%

    Outdoors, exposed to weather

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  • 88%

    Contact with people

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  • 88%

    Unstructured work

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  • 88%

    Responsible for outcomes

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  • 88%

    Freedom to make decisions

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  • 87%

    Health and safety of others

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  • 87%

    Impact of decisions

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  • 87%

    Teamwork

    Work with people in a group or team.

  • 83%

    Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  • 83%

    Telephone

    Talk on the telephone.

  • 82%

    Very hot or cold temperatures

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  • 81%

    Physically close to people

    Work physically close to other people.

  • 79%

    Dangerous equipment

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  • 79%

    Time pressure

    Work to strict deadlines.

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