Scott Bridge Company, Inc. Certified Crane Operator in Fort Benning, Georgia


Scott Bridge Company, Inc.'s roots date back to 1933 when Mr. I. J. Scott (Jud) and two partners formed Scott Construction Company in Thomasville, Georgia, constructing many highways, airports, bridges, and dams in the Southeast. Mr. Scott left this firm in 1957 and formed his own company, The Scott Company, in Opelika, Alabama, his home. The Scott Company incorporated in 1965 as Scott Bridge Company with I. J. Scott and his son, I. J. Scott, Jr. Also in 1965 Mr. Gerard Swarthout came to the company, became company president, and retired in 1987.

Scott Bridge Company has been a member of the Alabama Road Builders since 1947, and became known as a river bridge contractor, completing many projects on the Warrior, Alabama, Coosa, Tennessee, and Chattahoochee Rivers.

Currently Mr. I. J. Scott's grandsons, I. J. Scott, III (Ike), President, William Scott, Vice President and David Scott, Board Member, own and continue to further the principles and traditions of their father and grandfather before them.

Position Summary

This position is accountable for supporting field operations at project locations for Scott Bridge Company, Inc. Incumbents are responsible for the operation of cranes and other heavy equipment on the construction site. Typically, they will work closely with the Project Superintendents, Foreman, Pile Drivers, Welders, Boat Captains, Laborers, Helpers and other skilled or semi-skilled craft workers.


• Works as assigned by the Foreman/ Superintendent to ensure the successful completion of construction projects. • Assists in unloading and assembling of crane or other hoisting equipment to be used in construction activities. • Utilizes basic skills as a operator in swinging rig, raising or lowering crane boom, raising and lowering load lines on the crane.• Maneuvers and positions loads over designated areas in a smooth, safe manner.• Moves hand levers and depresses pedals to operate the crane or other type of equipment. • Utilizes load charts to determine load and radius capabilities of the crane. • Assists in the installation of boom and hoisting cables on the hoisting equipment. • Performs maintenance duties such as cleaning, greasing, oiling, and fueling of assigned equipment. • Performs daily safety inspection of crane and recognizes possible problem areas such as worn cables, worn bands on hoisting mechanisms, broken gears, housing, etc. • Works closely with Foreman, Pile Drivers, Welders, Helpers, Laborers and other skilled craft persons to complete current projects in a safe, efficient and timely manner. • Participates in Safety and Environmental initiatives that will contribute to compliance of State/Federal regulations and improve existing Company programs.


A minimum of two (2) years crane operations experience on land and on barges or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary crane operations skills, knowledge and abilities is required. The incumbent must: 1. Understand the basic functions and operations of various types of pile hammers- diesel, air, hydraulic and drop hammers.2. Be able to read, understand and use crane load charts to determine load and radius capabilities of cranes. 3. Have general knowledge of construction rigging- use of slings, cable chokers, spreader bars, multiple-part load blocks, etc.4. Be capable of successfully passing a crane operation certificate test.


  • Health and Dental Insurance

  • 401k Plan

  • Profit Sharing

  • LTD

  • Group Life Insurance Offered

  • Supplemental Insurance and Cafeteria Plans

  • Company Sponsored training offered regularly

  • Vacation and Sick Pay