The ASSISTANT WEIGHT HANDLING EQUIPMENT PROGRAM MANAGER (AWHEPM) serves as a subject matter expert (SME) on weight handling equipment. The AWHEPM performs annual on-site surveillance documentation reviews and equipment evaluations to each of the Public Works Departments within the NAVFACSW AOR. WHE capacities range from a few hundred pounds up to 150 tons.
The AWHEPM reviews technical information from manufacturers and other sources, and interprets and adapts this information for local application and prepares local implementing directives. This implementation may involve new techniques and procedures, utilization of new types of equipment, materials, etc.
The AWHEPM assists the Equipment Program Manager (PM) in technical oversight of the Weight Handling Equipment (WHE) Program for the entire NAVFAC SW area of responsibility:
Program Management - Assignments involve knowledge of complex duties associated with the WHE program. The assignments are diverse in nature and cover a number of different mechanical systems and components found in all categories of WHE such as overhead traveling electric cranes, portal cranes, floating cranes, mobile cranes, jib cranes, bridge cranes, and monorail hoists.
The AWHEPM must exercise creativity and sound judgment in extending traditional techniques and developing new ones in order to solve engineering problems. The assignments require sound judgment to bring resolution to the projects, meeting major objectives without compromising, safety, or reliability.
Technical Support - The AWHEPM shall receive work assignment through oral instructions provided by the work leader, higher-graded Government representative, or work orders. Specific assignments of work are provided with detailed instructions on all but the repetitive tasks. Work is checked during progress and upon completion for compliance with instructions, adherence to established practices and standards, and overall acceptability of work.
Meetings/Conferences - The AWHEPM shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.
Briefings - The AWHEPM shall participate in briefings when required to do so.
All Candidates must have/be:
a) Valid state driver’s license in the state the work is being performed.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.
d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.
e) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
f) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
g) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC).