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Nicholson Construction Co Hydraulic Clamshell Crane Operator in Wharton, Texas

Since 1955, Nicholson Construction Company has been setting the industry standard for performance and technical innovation in geotechnical construction. We have built our reputation by performing the highest quality work and providing the most innovative solutions on the widest range of demanding and high profile projects. Nicholson is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise, specializing in deep foundations, earth retention, ground treatment and ground improvement.


  • Operates Clamshell Crane to perform geotechnical work, while meeting all Nicholson and OSHA standards.

  • Project is located near Wharton, TX and is expected to last through 2022.


  • Working knowledge of Clamshell Crane operation processes and procedures

  • Responsible for the maintenance and documentation of the equipment operated

  • Takes lead role in coordinating immediate repairs on specialty plant due to critical impact on the work

  • Informs Superintendent or site mechanic of malfunctioning equipment or equipment related problems

  • Responsible for maintaining daily drill logs and equipment inspection forms

  • Ensures that the work performed is built to the plans, specifications and the level of quality expected of Nicholson

  • Able to direct the operation of the crew assigned to his equipment

  • Ensures that all Nicholson and OSHA safety regulations are followed and enforced; responsible for safety on site

  • Ensures that all Nicholson quality standards are met

  • Attends safety meetings

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Minimum of a HS Diploma or GED along with 5 years of construction and crane operator experience, preferably as a Clamshell Crane operator. Willing to train a highly skilled operator on clamshell cranes.

  • Proven ability to operate construction equipment

  • Thorough understanding of different drilling and excavating techniques utilized by Nicholson

  • Understands equipment operating systems and instrumentation (mechanical and hydraulic)

Physical Requirements:

  • Reaching high and low, stooping, and bending continually

  • Lifting/carrying/moving up to 100 pounds

  • Requires a high degree of concentration in a busy and noisy construction environment

  • Requires working in all types of weather

    Nicholson Construction participates in E-Verify.

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