Crane operator - Salary and Career
Scenography Technicians

Crane operator - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They build sets, props and furniture, based on analysis of the scenographic project and research of objects and materials, perform related techniques, such as carpentry, locksmithing, sewing, painting, modeling and sculpture, assemble and adapt pieces of scenery and special effects, operate machinery such as electric and scenographic poles, curtains, cranes, trolleys on rails and special effects mechanisms, supervise activities related to planning, budgeting and contracting of services and guide work teams.

How much does an Crane operator earn

A Crane operator earns between $1.350 and $6.320 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.567 and a median salary of $2.000 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 354 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Crane operator

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.567 30.802 642 12
1º Quartile 1.350 16.201 338 7
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 10
3º Quartile 4.820 57.841 1.205 23
Higher Salary 6.320 75.843 1.580 31

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • technicians in sound, scenography and projection equipment operation
        • scenography technicians

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Main workplaces

Scenography Technicians they work in artistic and cultural activities, on their own. They work as a team, with occasional supervision by the contractor, indoors and at irregular hours. In some activities, they can work at great heights, confined, subject to intense noise, remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods, as well as being exposed to the risk of accidents and toxic materials.

What does it take to work in the field of Scenography Technicians

For the professional exercise of film and video and theater and shows machinists, a complete elementary education is required, followed by a qualification course of two hundred class hours and one year of experience for the full exercise of the activities. From the cenotécnico, a high-level vocational technical course is required. The full performance of the activities occurs after five years of experience.

Functions and activities of Crane operator

Scenography Technicians must:

  • set scenarios;
  • supervise work activities;
  • perform related techniques;
  • build backdrops and props;
  • build scenarios;
  • operate machinery;
  • build scenery and props;
  • build scenarios and props;
  • assembling backdrops;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • assembling sceneries;
  • mount scenery;
  • mount scenes;
  • construir scenarios and props;
  • building scenery and props;
  • mount scenarios;
  • operating machinery;

  • Activities

    • assembling scenery pieces;
    • perform glazing work;
    • buy materials;
    • adapt project measures with scenic spaces;
    • arm trolleys on rails;
    • build furniture;
    • budget services;
    • operate curtains;
    • delegate tasks;
    • move scenarios on wheels;
    • organize aisle transit;
    • place props and objects in the scene;
    • perform rigging work;
    • manifest hearing acuity;
    • arm cranes;
    • perform locksmith work;
    • manage time;
    • work as a team;
    • operate scenographic rods;
    • fix mobile backdrops to machinery;
    • perform modeling work;
    • discriminate volumes in space;
    • guide stage assembly team;
    • retouch scenarios;
    • fit props and scenery according to standard material measurements;
    • fix maneuvers in scenarios;
    • perform fiber works;
    • create special effects mechanisms;
    • arm diffuser screens;
    • demonstrate improvisational skills;
    • perform carpentry work;
    • structure scenery;
    • operate electric poles (hoists);
    • identify scenarios in relation to rods;
    • analyze scenographic project;
    • tuning stage dresses;
    • fix mobile scenery on machinery;
    • operating trolleys on rails;
    • manifest symmetrical acuity;
    • check physical conditions of stages and sets;
    • supervise packaging and transport of scenarios;
    • supervise studio staff;
    • matching backdrops and props to light;
    • perform mechanical work;
    • hire third-party services;
    • plan work activities;
    • mount special effects;
    • choose materials;
    • operate cranes;
    • support cinema electricians;
    • manifest aesthetic sense;
    • perform sculpture work;
    • work as a team;
    • demonstrate hand skill;
    • build set tricks;
    • perform paint jobs;
    • adapt scenario to the size of the scenic space;
    • position scenario in scenic space;
    • guide construction team;
    • perform sewing work;
    • check warping and machinery;
    • work under pressure;
    • decorate scenarios;
    • balance scenarios;
    • perform texture work;
    • making special effects mechanisms;
    • make technical drawings;
    • operate special effects;
    • adjust stage costumes;
    • orient stage technicians;
    • manage time;
    • discriminate colors;
    • make decisions;
    • script input and output of scenarios;
    • search scenic objects;
    • structure props;
    • finish scenery and props;
    • repair damage to scenarios and props;
    • demonstrate creativity;

    Sectors that hire Crane operator the most in the job market

    • open television activities
    • temporary labor lease
    • building construction
    • movie, video and television program production activities
    • photo production activities
    • production of films for advertising
    • radio activities
    • performing arts, shows and complementary activities
    • incorporation of real estate enterprises
    • fairs, congresses, exhibitions and parties organization services

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