Crane Operator (2nd Shift)
- Norfolk, VA
BAE Systems is hiring Crane Operators to support the Norfolk Ship Repair facility.
The Crane Operator performs a variety of skilled mechanical duties involving crane operation, crane safety, crane lift and maintenance. The Crane Operator operates heavy equipment necessary for the repair and maintenance of cranes; documents and records work performed; follows specified safety policies and procedures.
Key Responsibilities & Functional Knowledge
This list is representative of the key areas of responsibility and functional knowledge required of an operator in the Crane shop. A third class mechanic must demonstrate a developing knowledge of the skills, functional knowledge and abilities required to perform tasks in these and related areas of responsibility.
Intermediate knowledge means that the mechanic understands how to perform tasks in these categories (including, but not limited to, the specific tasks identified below) and is able to complete them independently, without assistance. This also means that the mechanic has the necessary level of knowledge of the equipment, protective gear, and machinery required to complete these tasks.
The mechanic must demonstrate developing knowledge in the following key areas:
• Crane Operation
o Qualified to operate 2 or more electrically, hydraulic and manual powered cranes in a seated position
o Qualified to operate at least one portable crane to include: G8, G7, G3, wing wall crane, diesel electric, diesel hydro, all electric
o Understanding of cranes and functions
• Crane & Lift Maintenance
o Assist with maintenance of the cranes and lifts daily
o Understand all lubrication
• General Crane Housekeeping
o Clean, grease and perform general housekeeping for the cranes
• Crane Safety
o Understand crane safety limits, devices and locations that make the cranes safe to use
o Understand all procedures for fire, accident or injury prevention and response
• Other Heavy Equipment
o Must have knowledge to work with heavy equipment
Required Skills and Education
Practical Theory Requirements
A third class mechanic must demonstrate developing knowledge of one or two mobile cranes and at least one portable crane, including the operation, function, capacity and care of the cranes per OSHA Standards.
• Must be able to read, write and comprehend simple instructions
• Must be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagram form
• Must be able to calculate and understand units of measure
• Must be able to wear standard shipyard PPE
Education Minimum: High School Diploma/GED
Minimum Relevant Experience: 4 to 7 yrs.
Must be certified in 1 crane (either portal or mobile cranes)
Must be certified on a at least 1 portable crane to include: G8, G7, G3, wing wall crane, diesel electric, diesel hydro, all electric.
All required crane certifications are done through a third party, North American Crane Bureau (NACB). Third class mechanics must be certified before operating crane. Re-certifications are required after three years on the portal crane and 5 years on the mobile crane per the NACB.
This job description does not include all activities, duties or responsibilities required for this position. The key duties, responsibilities and requirements identified in this description are subject to modification by the Company (in consultation with the Union, as appropriate) at any time.
About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression
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