Nelson Lumber

Boom Truck / Crane Operator (Class 1 or 3)

About Nelson Lumber

Nelson Lumber Company Ltd., established in 1949, is a leading supplier of commercial and residential building supplies for renovations and new home constructions. We offer top-quality custom pre-manufactured wall panels & systems, roof and floor trusses, stairs, and customized prefab solutions for house construction. Our products include foundations, professional tools and hardware, insulation, energy-efficient doors & windows, drywall, luxury trim & molding, shelving, railings, siding & shingles, and complete lines of interior and exterior finishing products.

Nelson Lumber Company Ltd. remains a privately owned Canadian Company to this day with our head-office located in Edmonton, Alberta. We have grown over the past 70 Years with our Business divisions now encompassing:

  • 4 Building Material Store locations in Northern Alberta.
  • 3 Truss Plants located in Northern Alberta
  • A Home Division - building and distributing: Ready-to-move Homes (RTM’s), Manufactured Homes and Home packages to Western Canada and into the USA.

We are committed to delivering exceptional solutions that leave a lasting impact on the communities we serve. We are seeking a skilled and experience BOOM TRUCK / CRANE OPERATOR (CLASS 1 OR 3) to join our team and contribute to our success.

Job Description

We are seeking a skilled and experienced BOOM TRUCK / CRANE OPERATOR (CLASS 1 OR 3) to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating boom trucks and cranes to lift, move, position, and place heavy loads safely and efficiently on construction sites. This role requires strong technical expertise, attention to detail, and a commitment to safety protocols. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Operate boom trucks and cranes according to safety regulations and manufacturer specifications.
  • Inspect equipment before and after each use to ensure proper functioning and identify any defects or maintenance needs.
  • Safely lift and position heavy materials and equipment on construction sites, following precise instructions from supervisors or signalers.
  • Communicate effectively with team members to coordinate lifts and ensure the safety of personnel and property.
  • Always adhere to established safety procedures and protocols, including the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Maintain accurate records of equipment inspections, maintenance activities, and work performed.
  • Participate in safety meetings, training sessions, and continuous improvement initiatives to enhance job performance and safety awareness.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid certification as a Boom Truck Operator or Crane Operator.
  • Valid Class 1 or 3 drivers license with a clean drivers abstract.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience operating boom trucks and/or cranes in a construction or industrial setting.
  • Strong understanding of safety regulations and best practices for crane operations.
  • Ability to interpret and follow instructions accurately.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness.
  • Physical fitness and stamina to perform manual tasks and work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Good communication and teamwork skills.


  • Competitive salary
  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Collaborative work environment

How to Apply

If you are a results-oriented and motivated sales professional, and you're looking to be part of an innovative team, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you're interested in joining Nelson Lumber.

  • Ray Safron, Operations Manager

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted. Preference for local candidates only, as there is no relocation assistance provided for this role. This role does not qualify for an LMO under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Nelson Lumber Company is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

We look forward to hearing from you

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