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Manager- Crane Operations

Knoxville, TN(Full Service)
Job Number: 1133/1191

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MINDS OVER MATTER - Barnhart has built a nationwide reputation for solving problems. We specialize in the lifting, heavy-rigging, and heavy transport of major components used in American industry. Barnhart is committed to continuous improvement and to be the best heavy lift and heavy transport company. Our customers can expect Barnhart to aggressively pursue innovative ways to lower overall project costs and improve safety

SETTING IDEAS IN MOTION - At Barnhart we are in the business of assisting companies in moving and installing equipment of any size. Whether it's a lift of a few feet or a transport across the country, we set your vision in motion through an unparalleled network of resources and innovative engineering solutions that defy convention. If you can dream it, Barnhart can make it a reality.

Over 40 BRANCHES ACROSS THE U.S - The strongest network of rigging experts and equipment in the country. Barnhart's network includes a long list of "cool tools," including PSTe Goldhofer trailers, cranes from 18 to 1,800 tons, Strand-jacks, Cantilever beams, Hydraulic Gantries, Self-tailing devices, Skidding Systems, and the Modular Lift

Employer of Choice – Barnhart has a strong culture of “One TEAM” and Minds over Matter.  We strive to do the impossible lifting and transporting as “One TEAM”.  We are looking for people that also are striving for excellence in their work and collaborating with our “One TEAM”.  If you are looking for a culture that provides Compensation with Trust, Progress & Recognition, we could be your Employer of Choice.


Job Description:

  • Crane Operations Manager reports directly to the Branch manager
  • Train, Hire, Recruit and Lead the Crane Operators
  • Responsible for crane safety, training and mentoring crane operators
  • Travel required
  • Full-time salaried position, excellent benefits package



  • An understanding of servant leadership principles
  • Ability to multi-task and exhibit flexibility in job duties
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to coach others
  • 10 years crane experience
  • 3-5 years of Superintendent/Management experience
  • Qualified to operate cranes of all sizes
  • An ability to train, formally and informally, through mentoring and success-based delegation
  • Must pass drug screen, fit-for-duty test and clean background check

EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


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