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Camera crane operators

OaSIS code 53111.01

Camera crane operators assist technical workers and perform other support duties related to broadcasting and the production of motion pictures and the performing arts.

Overview

Also known as

  • Camera crane operator
  • Spotlight operator

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up, assemble, adjust, maintain and replace reels and projector equipment; detect and repair mechanical and electrical problems; and change and install an electronic control panel using automated equipment.

Additional information

  • There may be an overlap in duties among occupations in this unit group, depending on the size of the production or broadcasting studio.
  • Progression to related technical occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting or the performing arts is possible with additional training or experience.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Film and video camera operators (52110)
  • Broadcast technicians (52112)
  • Audio and video recording technicians (52113)
  • Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts (52119)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

TEER

3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major group

53 – Occupations in art, culture and sport

Sub-major group

531 – Occupations in art and culture

Minor group

5311 – Photographers and support occupations in arts and culture

Unit group

53111 – Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators

Occupational profile

53111.01 – Camera crane operators

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Mechanical Maintenance
4 - High Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
3 - Moderate Level
Controlling Machines and Processes
3 - Moderate Level
Electronic Maintenance
3 - Moderate Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
2 - Less than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Motion picture and video production companies
  • Recording studios
  • Television stations and networks
  • Theatre and stage companies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Far Vision
4 - High Level
Multitasking
4 - High Level
Spatial Orientation
4 - High Level
Spatial Visualization
4 - High Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Equipment and Tool Selection
3 - Moderate Level
Operation and Control
3 - Moderate Level
Operation Monitoring of Machinery and Equipment
3 - Moderate Level
Preventative Maintenance
3 - Moderate Level
Problem Solving
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Stress Tolerance
4 - Highly important
Active Learning
3 - Important
Attention to Detail
3 - Important
Collaboration
3 - Important